A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Employment Standards

Effective development of the work force requires embracing a long-term and career-oriented perspective. A foundation for a sustainable workforce begins with legal work status and a proper employment relationship and is reinforced by training programs, new skills acquisition and opportunities for advancement.

We have written about the Obama executive order requiring Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for all Government projects in the US.  Critics have labeled this as payback to the...
I have recently come across a couple of interesting viewpoints on the world of work.First, there is a new book authored by Susan Cain entitled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a...
A recent press release from the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) of the AFL-CIO announced “Labor Leaders Release Major Study About the Associated Building and...
After I posted my thoughts on blue collar workers, this is one of the comments I received on Scott Braddock: A Voice for Texas from a reader:“It is not just the academic types who...
This is the second in the series about the Construction Bandits and how they do business in a way that cheats many workers and ultimately you, the taxpayer.An article by Karl...
The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) held their third update workshop in Houston in which they reported on their progress to date on this leading edge program to create a...
A few years ago we began conducting an annual goals workshop at my company.  In many ways this workshop is really about communication.  Our office has approximately 80...
Drywall and plaster contractor BakerTriangle is a company that runs their business with integrity and pays their employees responsibly.  They are one of the companies in the...
On November 17th, the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association held its monthly membership luncheon at the HESS Club.  The topic for the meeting was a panel...