2022 in Review [by the numbers]
A look back at the people, programs, and partners that made 2022 a great first year! [statistics]
City with the average oldest construction workers?
While finding and hiring employees certainly presents its own challenges, we’re focusing on the most cost-efficient method: retaining and developing the workforce you already have.
Hired employees for the uptick in summertime work? As with all entry-level positions, it’s likely they started with the more menial tasks. You can show them that their hardwork has paid off in terms of earning your trust by giving them responsibilities that allow them to grow. Encourage them to gain new skills. Provide ample continuing education opportunities.
We’re lucky to have Abby – our incredible marketing intern – on the WMCI team. She quickly proved herself to be a self-starter with a keen eye for design. So, only a few months after being hired, she was given the responsibility of leading the layout design and aesthetic for the Fall 2022 Course Catalog.
The WMCI team recently celebrated a win by taking a field trip to 51 Bravo – a custom knife forge owned by our very own CORE instructor Shawn Moulenbelt!
Sure, no one is going to complain about an extra bonus or pay increase. But employees are increasingly looking for benefits outside of being solely financial.
Consider the following creative ideas:
We’re biased on this one, but the numbers don’t lie.
Organizations with a commitment to building a strong learning culture are 52% more productive, 56% more likely to be the first to market with their products and services, and 17% more profitable than their peers. Plus, their employee engagement and retention rates are also 30–50% higher.
In the first two semesters WMCI has been open, it’s been awesome to see this type of investment in employee growth made by dozens of the top West Michigan construction companies. You can tell it pays off by the look of pride on their faces when students graduate as NCCER certified construction professionals.
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