Now more than ever the construction, utility and similar industries will be challenged to find, develop, and retain quality candidates for a career. This needs to be done in brutal competition with every other industry in North America. Learn what cutting edge strategies and best practices are being used both inside and outside of our industry. Adapt the best methods of reaching the new base of Generation X & Y candidates, and perhaps, most importantly, take a hard look at your workplace culture to see if you are properly positioned to be the company or union “career destination”, in comparison with the multitude of other opportunities.
- Demographic generational curve with projections on attrition
- Implications of average apprentice at 27 years old instead of 18-21
- Key elements of workplace motivation and retention
- Respective roles of end user, contractor and union in process; current process is disjointed and non-aligned
- Operational and political obstacles to success
- Cross industry analysis of competition for 18-35 year old profile
- Strategies being used by Fortune 500 manufacturing, energy, transportation, law-enforcement and similar, military, etc.
The mutual interest of the presentation is centered toward contractors, owners, and unions. Also included is a look at the difficulty of balancing supply, demand, attribution, union politics and demographic trends.
Audience: Foremen, Coordinators, Project Managers and Field Operations Staff.
Format: 1.5-3 hr presentation