U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report 2013

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FMI's 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report examines the challenges, concerns and innovations affecting the construction industry in the past year.

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More than half of respondents report a shortage in skilled labor. As a war for talent begins, construction experts must evolve their methodology of searching for the best and brightest employees. First, construction careers must be made more appealing to women and minorities. Second, there must be an appeal to today's youth through career counselors, career fairs and utilization of social media channels.

In addition, as baby boomers retire, more than 75 percent of those surveyed said they were preparing for a leadership transition in three ways:

  1. Promoting internally
  2. Training to improve performance
  3. Providing internship and co/op programs

Also, more than half of those surveyed said they were:

  1. Identifying gaps in core competencies
  2. Increasing recruiting efforts at schools and universities
  3. Employing "best practices" to retain key talent

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