When the average passerby sees a construction site, they probably don’t consider the “culture” at play on that site. Culture might not always be visible, but it’s felt strongly by your employees when you’ve taken the time to develop the shared attitude, energy, passion, and trust that combine to form your company’s culture.
Culture fosters accountability on the construction site and inspires workers to do their best. As a result, a company with a strong workplace culture can avoid lapses in productivity and ensure that every project is completed in a timely manner. Think about the last time you were entrenched in a legal dispute, did a lack of culture lead to this issue? At Cotney Construction Law, our Dade County construction attorneys are familiar with the problems bred from a lack of workplace culture.
In part one of this two-part article, we explored the importance of company culture and investing in your team. In part two, we will examine why you should keep quality employees and provide perks for your team.
Keep Quality Employees
If your company is trying to cut costs by terminating employee contracts and replacing them with cheaper ones, you may find that you waste a significant amount of time and money in the process. Quality workers should be treated like they are important. Believe it or not, good workers are harder to find than bad ones, so it’s important to establish a strong relationship with your employees who prove time and time again that you can count on them.
Once you have discerned who your best employees are, you should do everything in your power to generate excitement for working with your company. Treating your employees to a company outing, buying them lunch, or finding another way to express your appreciation can help strengthen the bond between you and your workers. These small, but meaningful, interactions help build your company’s culture in a positive way. When your employees’ loved ones ask them about their job, these are the moments they will remember.
The construction industry is typically light on perks, but an experienced construction professional can utilize mentoring, leadership training, and specialization training to help incentivize workers to stick around. If you are interested in learning more about how you can lawfully incorporate perks into your company’s incentives program, a Dade County construction attorney can help you explore your options. With a little networking and persistence, you can help redefine the construction industry’s norms regarding incentives and perks.
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.