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Posted on February 24, 2017 by FMI CorporationThe fact that most construction firms are struggling to find qualified people is old news. To be sure, much of the blame for the labor shortage problem can be laid at the feet of the Great Recession, when job demands changed dramatically and many downsized workers left the industry for good. The trouble is, these workers have yet to be replaced with workers of equal or better skills. So what can be done? The industry has responded to the challenge by treating it as an “asset” problem. Applying the same principles they would to a construction project, employers have brought a hammer-and-nail solution approach to something that requires more thought and consideration. Companies are putting big dollars into training programs focused on sharpening employee skills and competencies. But just how effective is all of that training?
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Posted on September 20, 2011 by FMI CorporationAre You a Helicopter Boss? By Kelley Chisholm Have you ever worked for someone who controlled everything you did, day in and day out, telling you what to do, how to do it and when to do it? This boss was checking in constantly, making suggestions and hovering above, even though you did not ask for nor need any help or support. These micromanagers can be referred to as “helicopter bosses,” a term coined from its counterpart phrase “helicopter parents.”