Monthly Archives: December 2013
Posted on December 18, 2013 by FMI CorporationThe 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report: Highlights By Kelley Chisholm For more than 20 years, FMI has distributed surveys to construction firms nationwide in order to identify current training and development practices, challenges and trends that are influencing the construction industry. FMI’s 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report examines the challenges, concerns and innovations affecting the construction industry in the past year. In addition to the data collected from our survey respondents, we have included articles featuring incentive compensation effectiveness, desirable workplace cultures, educational programming from associations, benefits of coaching, internships and attracting people to the industry.
This post was posted in Consulting, Talent Development and was tagged with A/E/C blog, FMI Corporation, Training and Development in Construction, Leader selection, 2013 Training and Development Survey, Training investment, Sales persons in construction
Posted on December 12, 2013 by FMI CorporationNonresidential Construction Index Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights By Randy Giggard After hitting its highest marks in the last two quarters, the NRCI dropped 2.9 points in the fourth quarter to 57.4, or 1.9 points ahead of the fourth quarter of 2012. To explain the drop, we offer the idea that investors are taking a break after five quarters of improvement. That approach seems to work when it comes to the stock market. It is more likely that the slight drop in the NRCI this quarter is due to owners continuing to act with an abundance of caution, along with the banks that help finance their projects. Why be so cautious when many of the major indicators continue to be positive? We live in a time of political infighting and uncertainty where ideology trumps common sense, and that causes a political mess, which in turn keeps investors’ money under the mattress.
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