Increasing the retention of employees, in the construction industry, from diverse backgrounds will require effort. Doing so is the equivalent of plugging, and then filling, the leaky bucket. The benefits to an organization will be much greater than the investment.
Underrepresented groups pose an opportunity for addressing challenges in construction staffing. Closing the gap between the percentage of nonwhite workers, women, and other underrepresented groups in the construction workforce and the percentage in the US labor force would help alleviate its worker challenges. But to close this gap, the industry needs more effective approaches to not only recruitment but also retention of diverse employee populations. Moving forward to recruit a diverse workforce without having an effective retention strategy is like trying to fill a leaky bucket.
Workshop attendees will:
• Identify what’s getting in the way
• Identify retention techniques and benefits to employees
• Measure retention outcomes.
The workshop will run from 10-11AM followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
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