It’s well documented that the Canadian construction industry is facing labour shortages, and it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
Construction’s labor pool is getting pinched from both sides by the dual forces of an aging workforce and fewer younger workers pursuing careers in the trades. Simultaneously, the demand for work is seeing all-time highs.
One year down and another on the doorstep. The construction industry always has a varied outlook for each new year, and this one is no different. Here are seven major trends that will play out … about Top Construction Industry Trends to Watch in 2020
For the construction industry to continue to thrive, evolve and grow, encouraging and inspiring the next generation of construction professionals requires more than just excellent leaders. It requires great mentors. Mentors are those that share … about Why We Need Great Mentors – And How To Be One
Microlearning is the training delivery method of the future. As more millennials are joining the construction workforce, the demand for microlearning’s short lessons is likely to rise. Whether training is created in-house or by an … about Can Microlearning Be the Answer for Recruiting Millennials in Construction?
The most common injury reported for workers over the age of 45 is musculoskeletal disorders, rather than workplace accidents. It seems, therefore, their abundant experience helps our older generation to avoid accidents. Their physical abilities, … about Can Age be a Factor in Jobsite Safety?
Construction's labor shortage continues spreading across the subcontractor landscape. The Institute for Supply Management addressed the shortage of subcontractors for the sixth consecutive month in its June 2018 Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. Here are tactics that … about Key Strategies for Dealing with the Subcontractor Shortage
Construction has been overwhelmingly male-dominated. However, efforts to bring in more women have begun gaining momentum in the last decade. The skilled labor shortage has forced an industry-wide reckoning of sorts, part of which has … about Opening Doors for the Next Generation of Women Builders
We're all aware of the labour shortage in the construction industry, partly due to the ageing workforce. However, we should also have in mind another important area impacted by the shift in population—the teachers who … about Labour Shortage Impacted by Lack of Construction Trade Teachers
Nearly 200,000 unfilled construction industry jobs nationwide. This gap puts added pressure on developers, contractors and owners. Even in the face of a worker shortage, construction is booming. Companies are now looking to technological solutions … about Making up for the Construction Labor Shortage with Technology