Power Shifts To Workers As Non-Competes Get Banned

The shackles are finally coming off. For millions of American workers bound by restrictive non-compete agreements, the Federal Trade Commission's groundbreaking decision to ban such clauses nationwide is akin to a long-awaited emancipation proclamation. No longer will talented professionals find their ability to seek greener pastures or explore entrepreneurial ambitions...

The Case for ‘Boomerang’ Workers in Construction

A client recently shared a story that made me rethink some long-held beliefs around employee turnover. They told me about a superintendent named Mike, who had left their construction firm a few years prior, when a deep-pocketed competitor lured him away with a salary their smaller outfit couldn’t match.  At...

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Sustainability Takes Center Stage in US Construction

Buildings account for nearly 40% of global emissions, putting immense pressure on construction firms to prioritize sustainable and net-zero practices. Cities like New York and states like Colorado have implemented first-of-their-kind regulations capping building emissions and ramping renewable energy adoption. Corporations, investors, and LEED green building benchmarks push for net...

Can Hybrid Work Plug Construction’s Talent Drain?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought construction sites grinding to a halt. Teams accustomed to hands-on collaboration were forced into remote work overnight. Many adapted well during this unprecedented pivot, but in its wake, a contentious debate rages about on-site versus hybrid policies. Especially for junior staff. Those new to construction, having...

Construction Workers Lead the Charge in EV Infrastructure Boom

Electric vehicles (EVs) are having a moment. With commitments from automakers and government incentives for consumers, EV purchases are dramatically increasing across the United States. Major auto manufacturers plan to invest billions to build new battery plants and transition to electric fleets over the next decade. This acceleration in EV...

Global construction robotics market value to triple by 2030

Robotics in construction are on the rise, and new market research shows that the sector is expected to swell in value as contractors look to technology to combat safety and labor shortage issues. The global construction robotics market is poised to reach $164 million by 2030, according to market research firm...

Tech Champions – How do you identify one when you implement new technology in your construction business?

I talked to a candidate yesterday who is the Procore Champion for his company. He has led the training rollout and is the person his team members come to with questions. He believes he was given the task because he is the youngest person on the team. Don’t assume your...

What to say in an exit interview and why you should participate in one

Although not all companies conduct exit interviews if you get asked to participate in one when you leave your role, please do. It's a chance to provide helpful feedback to the organization, so that it can learn and continuously improve for current and future employees. You might include these points...

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