Retain Top Talent With Values Alignment and Career Pathing

By Sharon Hulce

Tough Hiring Environments Require a Strong Corporate Culture


Finding great construction talent is hard. Keeping them empowered and engaged is even harder.

It was the perfect storm. From 2008 to 2010, many long-tenured, successful construction men and women hung up their hammers and went home. At the same time, the colleges and technical schools were at an all-time low in enrollment in their construction management degreed programs. The kids were told the jobs just weren’t going to be there after graduation. Fast forward six years and the industry now has a significant talent shortage.

Today, construction is busy and almost everyone needs more talent. It’s also a challenging time to find great people at a somewhat reasonable price. A two-pronged approachtalent planning and retention strategiesis needed to not only solve this issue for today, but for the future as well.

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