When I decided to write an article about the difficulties contractors are having hiring good people, I had no idea what I was getting into. Once again, I had picked a subject with passionate people on both sides of the table.
While employment in the construction sector has generally enjoyed steady growth over the last 20 months, one element has remained stubbornly weak: the number of skilled workers. The problem is not new, and it persists.
Last month, I showed you how to calculate the return on your investment in human capital—the knowledge, skills and experience of your people. This month, we look beyond the numbers at the factors in your hiring process that either maximize or reduce your return on investment.