Posts Tagged 'August 2014'

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Tactics for Engaging With and Retaining Millennials

Millennials are talented, intelligent and adaptable workers with much to contribute to the nation’s skilled workforce. What’s the secret to reaching these employees? It’s simple but profound: Hiring and retention strategies must be built around a clear understanding of the “light at the end of the tunnel.”

All Elections Are Important

Much is at stake this November and it is going to require complete political engagement from ABC members and their employees to ensure candidates that support free enterprise and open competition are sent to state capitals and Washington, D.C., next year.

ABC National Craft Championships: 2014 Winners and How to Get Involved in 2015

ABC's National Craft Championships celebrates the training efforts of chapters and member companies by testing trainees’ expertise via a written exam and hands-on competitions for 11 different crafts. This year’s event, held April 30-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala., as part of the 2014 ABC Workforce Development Conference, featured 156 competitors.

Projecting a Professional Image

Robert Stuart is proof that a little interest and mentorship from a construction business owner can go a long way toward bringing talented people to the industry.

Preparing for a Professional Liability Insurance Renewal

While it is rarely fun to evaluate the percentage of revenues needed to estimate the proportion of risk to liability, this annual process remains very important in not only guarding corporate assets and the balance sheet, but also protecting the company’s credibility in a skeptical and unforgiving marketplace. 

How to Deal With a Company in Financial Distress

In order to understand how to properly deal with a company in financial distress, it is important to understand the key indicators. While it may seem obvious to measure financial distress by a lack of cash to operate the business, many warning signs are present before the financial storm actually hits. 

How the New Revenue Recognition Accounting Standard Will Impact Contractors

The most significant change made by the new revenue recognition standard is replacing the longstanding accounting concept of recognizing revenue when it is realized and earned with a new concept of recognizing revenue upon completion of a “performance obligation.”

Four Keys to Properly Pricing Equipment

Equipment accounts for a large percentage of the costs on most construction projects. Contractors that do not properly track their equipment costs may lose the chance to recoup the substantial money they have spent to rent or own their machines.

America’s Unstructured Infrastructure Strategy

There is little chance the United States can pay back its accumulated debt obligations, relieve congestion, promote public safety, embrace innovation, accommodate population growth, and enhance productivity without radically increasing infrastructure investment. Public-private partnerships represent the only conceivable solution, even if it is only a partial solution.

Best in Show

In just three years, Clark Construction’s Tampa, Fla., office and members of the local community have raised more than $65,000 via a car show benefitting Everyday Blessings. The nonprofit organization allows siblings who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect to stay together in a safe and stable environment and provides them with the support they need.

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Industry Changes Push AEC Firms Toward Proactive Recruitment
When it comes to recruitment, the AEC industry is grappling with an already...

Gauging the Swing of the Republican Pendulum
As suddenly as the window of opportunity blew open for Republicans by the winds...

Q: What does it mean for your company to be employee-owned?
Employee ownership allows Choate to share long-term success with our employees...

Service Above Self
Two years ago, Gary Neal—an engineer and project manager with MEC Contractors...

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