Workforce Development

How Can Construction Companies Improve Workforce Development and Mentoring?

In an industry that is seeing more labor shortages, are we encouraging professional development by developing and mentoring our workforce? If the present workforce can pass on its industry knowledge, then the remaining workforce will have the skills necessary to take on new roles. You can utilize a few qualified workers to fill in and develop other employees. To generate a more knowledgeable and prepared workforce, it may be beneficial to seek the counsel of a Boca Raton construction lawyer. In the meantime, we’ll share some ways you can continue to develop your workforce.

Better Employee Relations

Employee relations refers to a company’s efforts to manage relationships between employers and employees. A workplace with good employee relations offers fair and consistent treatment and incentives to all employees. This, in turn, generates employees that are committed to their jobs and loyal to the company. Effective mentoring will yield better employee relations.

Mentoring those around us is a deliberate choice, with the only disadvantage being time lost, which will be talent and longevity gained in the long run. To determine if the time being invested into an employee is productive, integrate a multi-level mentorship program.

Hands-on Approach to Safety Hazards

There are times when we fail to see and eliminate the conditions that lead to hazards.To eliminate fatal accidents that could occur, a mentor can remove the chance for a poor decision by reminding them what the better choices are. An effective mentoring program could mean fewer safety risks.

What Should You Look for in a Good Mentor?

According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, there are 10 characteristics to look for in a good mentor. They are as follows:

  • The worker is a good listener
  • The worker is willing to share negative and conflicting information
  • The worker is comfortable around and respectful to superiors
  • The worker addresses and brings attention to mistakes
  • The worker is willing to give constructive feedback
  • The worker is willing to share knowledge
  • The worker possesses trade knowledge and advice
  • The worker has a vision and goals that align with the company’s
  • The worker demonstrates an ability to be a role model
  • The worker remains objective

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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