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Growing Owners Group Listens To Its Next Generation

Publication Date: 11/19/2008
Author: Janice L. Tuchman in Rancho Mirage
Format: HTML

Economist keynoters set the stage by forecasting a recession that will be long but shallow—and definitely global. But the Construction Users Roundtable, meeting at its national convention, didn’t dwell on the negative. Attendees explored how to at­tract and retain the next-generation workforce as well as core issues like safety and cutting-edge contract documents. Jocelyn E. Scott, vice president of engineering for DuPont and chairwoman of the event that drew almost 500 attendees to Rancho Mirage, Calif., Nov. 10-12, said CURT turned to member-firm “millennials,” construction peers born after 1981, for ideas about future workers. Committee members interviewed them and presented findings. For example, La­­mont Johnson, a field engineer for BE&K, said the top five factors in retaining young employees are an attractive work environment, compensation, training and de­velopment, opportunities to ad­vance and, most importantly, recognition.

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