Can professionals be multi-skilled?
- Know your people's hot buttons before you try to motivate them. Craig, H. Kent // Contractor Magazine;Aug2000, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p46
Talks about motivating employees as part of personnel management in the construction industry. Reason for the increase in unmotivated employees; Importance of getting to know each employee in the company; Use of the fear-factor.
- Construction industry faces shortage of trained field help. Banasiak, David // Roads & Bridges;Dec96, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p18
Focuses on a survey from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) which concluded that the construction industry is facing a shortage of trained field help. Comments from Steven D. Lords of CFMA.
- Review Labor Compensation. Seiders, David F.; Farnsworth, Christina B. // Builder: The Magazine of the National Association of Home Builde;May2000, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p116
Reports on the steps taken by home builders in the United States to retain workers in the face of labor shortages. Compensation structure beyond wages and overtime pay; Profit-sharing or bonus programs; Non-salary benefits; Guaranteed hours and year-round employment.
- Best source for talent: Cultivate your own. Schmitt, Joseph // Contractor Magazine;May2000, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p20
Comments on the things to consider in creating the best workers in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. Importance of training; Simple and direct promises to potential employees; Basic guides for the evolution of employees.
- Arouse your management skills. // Contract Journal;9/28/2005, Vol. 430 Issue 6544, p28
Presents information on A Real Organisation Unit Simulated (Arousal), a management training programme developed by professor Peter Lansley, chairman of construction management at Reading University in England in the 1970s. Benefits of the training programme; Management principles being imparted...
- Improving resource efficiency practices within the construction sector: A case study of Tingdene Homes in the UK. Walker, Joanna; Tudor, Terry; Jackson, Janet // Proceedings of the International Conference on Waste Technology ;2008, p101
Whilst studies have examined public participation in solid waste management, there has been limited research into employee participation, especially in the UK construction sector. This research sought to identify the key factors that influenced positive behaviour amongst the workforce towards...
- COMPENSATION: Pay and People Take a Hike. Daniels, Stephen H. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/02/2000, Vol. 245 Issue 13, p37
Reports on the trends in design and construction firms in the United States of pushing average annual increases for some jobs into double digits, and recruiting skilled supervisory personnel to cope with the problems of short supply of skilled help and heavy demand for services. Effect of trends...
- Use plan to attract, keep great people. Blackman, Irving // Contractor Magazine;May2000, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p60
Comments on the techniques of retaining top executives in a construction firm. Problems encountered by business owners; Core benefits of ownership desired by executives.
- To pay more or not to pay more? Kehoe, Kevin // Landscape Design/Build;Jun2005, p34
Focuses on the benefits of having higher paid, experienced and qualified foreman in the U.S. Average fee received by a foreman; Comparison between the true cost of average and best foremen.