Six Things for All Leaders to Consider

Keep These Areas In Mind When You Work To Motivate Your Workforce. By Steve Schumacher Over my career as a leadership consultant and change agent, I have heard the mantra “people are our greatest asset” more times than I can count. It is usually verbalized by senior executives in annual reports or in employee meetings.  This experience covers all kinds…

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Coronavirus Has Caused Significant Construction Delays, Cancellations

The coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs and furloughs, yet it remains difficult for a majority of firms to find craft workers to hire, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk. The survey paints a picture of an industry in need of…

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Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Highest in 16 Years

The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a 16-year high in 2019, according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased in urine drug tests, climbing to the highest level since 2003 (4.5%) and more than 28%% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.

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Industry Urges Congress to Tackle Worker Shortage

Construction employment slipped from July to August for the fourth time in five months. Year-over-year job gains and recently released spending data suggest the recent weakness is due to firms having a hard time finding workers rather than lack of demand, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said its recent survey that found…

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