It may seem that running an electrical contracting business is harder than it used to be. Technology can mechanize many tasks and reduce errors, but research has revealed that employee attitudes have a greater effect on productivity than anyone realized.
Construction workers nationwide continued to bear the brunt of the recession, accounting for almost one-third of jobs lost in August, according to an analysis of new construction employment figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Although training is an integral part of any health and safety program, doing it effectively often is easier said than done. The toolbox talk is a refresher to remind workers of specific safety topics that may apply to a certain job site, task or seasonal safety issue.
Once a year, every participant in the electrical industry is invited to attend the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Trade Show and other educational offerings that are held in conjunction with NECA’s members-only national convention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75 percent of an employer’s healthcare costs and productivity losses can be attributed to employees’ lifestyles. This has led to a trend in corporate America to focus on health and wellness.
Years ago, when Casey Stengel became manager of the New York Mets, he said in amazement, “For these guys, every fly ball is a new adventure.” He might as well have been talking about building an integration team because every project of this kind requires a unique skill set and a custom cast of cha
Scottish economist Adam Smith defined four types of fixed capital in his 1776 magnum opus, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”: useful machines and instruments of the trade, buildings as a means of procuring revenue, improvements of land, and human capital.