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Understanding the Construction Industry’s High Suicide Rate

Understanding the Construction Industry’s High Suicide Rate

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Understanding the Construction Industry’s High Suicide Rate

Understanding the Construction Industry’s High Suicide Rate

Men in the construction industry account for the majority of suicides in the workforce. The social pressures on men to suppress their feelings encourage workers to suffer in silence. A webinar hosted by Caterpillar Inc., “Mental Health on the Jobsite,” explains that the tough-guy mentality that exists in the industry and the ideals of self-sufficiency […]

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Mentorship in the Workplace is the Key to Success

Mentorship in the Workplace is the Key to Success

Companies are always on the lookout for employees who will stay long-term and are committed to growing and improving. Likewise, employees want to work for companies that will provide them with opportunities to develop their skills. Mentorships are a great way to help employees, both new and experienced, expand their knowledge and personal development. They […]

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Showing Gratitude in the Workplace

Showing Gratitude in the Workplace

Being grateful can make people feel more positive and reduces stress. Effectively showing gratitude at work can also make employees and coworkers feel appreciated. From improved productivity to a better work environment, better team relationships and an overall happier workforce, showing gratitude is important in the workplace. If someone does something special for you, a […]

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Why You Should Become a Skilled Trades Apprentice

Why You Should Become a Skilled Trades Apprentice

Apprenticeships prepare workers for highly skilled construction jobs. Employers invest time and money in hands-on training, often along with regular classes. The model provides valuable real-world experience and educational instruction for workers who would like to break into an industry that is new to them. The end goal of an apprenticeship is attaining national skills […]

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Top Eight Construction Trends for 2021

Top Eight Construction Trends for 2021

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year was anything but predictable or normal. Predictions for 2021 are cautiously optimistic with a combination of positive and some negative growth for the construction industry, arguably one of the largest sectors worldwide. Although large hotel and higher education projects have declined recently, others have increased, such as healthcare […]

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Maintaining Healthy Buildings During a Pandemic

Maintaining Healthy Buildings During a Pandemic

Recently, companies have been more concerned about the health and safety of their buildings due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only are they worried about keeping current employees and customers safe and happy, they also want to attract new talent and tenants. It is important to address the virus-related concerns since many people are now […]

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