Wrapping up a 25 year tenure with the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia, soon-to-retire president, Paul LaBranche, characteristically looks through the lens of his organization's strategic plan to assess what he has accomplished.
Canada’s construction industry must remain focused on recruitment and retention as more than one quarter of a million workers are expected to retire.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
The construction industry is forecasted to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade, making mentorship more critical than ever.
Shortages of skilled workers in Alberta are well-known and well-documented, and this year the federal government overhauled the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program and created a precarious situation for the future of a successful construction industry in Alberta.
New LNG plants will mean jobs and economic windfall for British Columbia. But the possibility of a B.C. labour shortage could be problematic.
Implementing effective injury management and return to work initiatives can benefit both workers and employers in the construction industry.
The common chorus is that B.C. is going to need more than 50,000 new skilled workers over the coming decade.
Six helpful steps employers can follow when developing an injury management plan.
Six key risk factors that construction site workers should consider and the steps necessary for augmenting the chances of success.
An employer may mean to provide its employees with fair employment contracts but when disputes arise, parties often disagree on the rights they ...
When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes management makes is to view it as an event that happens at a single point in time. Accepting and then embracing change is a process, not an event.
The issue of a pending skilled workers’ shortage is probably the single biggest challenge facing the B.C. construction industry.
participatory and collaborative methods bring people together and involve dynamic, multidirectional communication (leadership to employees, employees to leadership and employee to employee).
Most bosses deal with employee-driven pet peeves like bad manners or using company time for personal phone calls on a daily basis. The problem is that while most of these pet peeves start off as small frustrations, they can turn into bigger ...