The opioid crisis is quietly killing America’s construction workers. A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that construction laborers have a higher risk of heroin overdose and are more likely to die of a drug overdose than any other occupation in the nation. Read more
With the economy growing at a rapid pace, contracting businesses now face stiffer competition when hiring construction workers. As a result, some companies are revisiting how they find and select new employees. It’s important today to get this process right, because bringing the wrong person on board can hurt your entire company. Read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently pledged to renew its partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to help build a safer, healthier work environment for female construction workers. Together, they will continue to provide women with information, guidance and access to training resources. Read more
So far this year, the construction industry has added an average of 20,000 jobs each month. This trend is cause for celebration, but the downside for employers is that experienced workers have become a scarcer commodity. In today’s more competitive hiring environment, your company must consider what steps it is currently taking to retain top talent in construction jobs. Read more
Construction is a tough business, which takes a toll on its workers. As a general contractor or subcontractor, a big challenge is how to motivate employees to work hard all year round.
If you’ve noticed your construction workers are becoming less productive, use this five-part strategy to get your team back on track. Read more