Creating High-performing and Faster-moving Teams
Blog by Janet Sernack, Innovation Excellence
It seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had the chance, diligently read it. It is described as...
Local Students use Career Tech to Build Future With Career Tech Courses
By Bri'on Whiteside, Toledo Blade
Whitmer High School graduate Clarissa Shepherd thought about attending college but decided to take a detour by going into the construction industry instead.
Miss Shepherd, 18, pursued a carpenter apprenticeship at Lathrop Construction. She said she is no stranger to the work, as her...
Apprenticeship Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 29
Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council
The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, has scheduled an apprenticeship fair for late October.
On Oct. 29, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at...
WORK NOW2: Refining Construction Talent for a Robust Workforce
By Montrie Rucker Adams, APR
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) conference room was abuzz with chatter as supporters awaited the arrival of eleven men who completed the League’s WORK NOW2 program, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and the Construction Employers Association (CEA)....
How to Spark a Craft Workforce Revolution
By Rachel Burris, Construction Business Owner
There are several steps that the industry can take to transform the U.S. workforce, and the first of these is to establish and strengthen career awareness and education opportunities. The construction industry rallying behind a public-awareness campaign has the potential to change parents...
How to Create the Future Leaders of Your Company
By George Hedley, Construction Business Owner
When I ask my clients if anyone in their company could potentially move up from foreman or superintendent to estimator or project manager, the typical answer is an emphatic, “No!”
I usually receive the same answer when I ask if they have a jobsite worker with the...
7 Invoice Mistakes That Waste Time and Money
Submitted by Construction Dive's writer, Kim Slowey.
Submitting an invoice for completed work and then getting paid is about as straightforward as the construction business gets. Or at least it should be. Getting paid on time is the lifeblood for contractors, but many consistently make the same mistakes over and over when handling...
It’s Almost the Fourth Quarter, What Should You Be Thinking About?
Written by Kathy Dise & Cheryl Coyle, BudgetEase
It’s nearly the fourth quarter and year-end is just around the corner. A lot of small business owners wait too long to get their financials in order. Closing the books for the year doesn’t have to be a race to the finish, it can be a jog."
Read more for ...
ACE Mentorship Program - The Impact of Mentorship
The positive impact of mentorship in a young adult's life is invaluable. Become a mentor, be the change in a student's life.
New ACE Mentor Information Session:
RSVP for August 29
RSVP for September 10
The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland invites individuals with an interest in mentoring Cleveland...
4 Steps to Motivate Your Workforce to Perform Their Best
By George Hedley, ForConstructionPros.com
Your job is to discover each employee’s differences, what makes them tick and help them achieve their goals in order for you to reach your business goals. To motivate your workforce, you've got to give them a reason to be motivated. People are motivated for their reasons, not...