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Q+A

Introducing Modular Construction to a New Labor Force

Lack of research and proper worker training is slowing the advancement of modular construction methods as an alternative way to build homes. Brian Gaudio's Last Mile Lab, in Pittsburgh, aims to change that

Business Management

Housing’s Great Rethink: Workforce Development Takes Center Stage

To refill the construction labor pool from the fallout of the Great Resignation and combat the skilled labor shortage, home builders must adjust their approach to attract and retain a skilled workforce

Labor + Trade Relations

How the Construction Industry Is Rethinking Workforce Development

Home builders, trade associations, NGOs, and other groups are aggressively ramping up skilled construction labor training programs to bring more workers into the industry

Purchasing

Purchasing Staffing Ratio: What Should It Be?

How to figure out proper staffing in your purchasing department to balance costs and value with profitability

NAHB

New Guidelines for Determining Worker Status

NAHB Policy Briefing: Proposed rule will change how the Department of Labor determines employee/independent contractor status; latest Housing Market Index shows builder confidence declining

Education + Training

Construction Job Search? Make Your Résumé Shine With These Tips

Résumé-writing advice for construction industry job seekers

Human Resources

How to Scale Hiring and Create a More Diverse Workforce in Construction

Follow these tips to increase the pace of hiring construction talent while improving diversity, increasing efficiency, achieving more objective hiring decisions, and reducing employee turnover

Business Management

How to Protect Your Business When Employees Get Poached

Restrictive covenants can help your business avoid loss of trade secrets and litigation when workers jump ship

Housing Policy + Finance

How Employer-Assisted Housing Programs Are Paving a Path to Homeownership

Employer-assisted housing (EAH) programs offer incentives for employees making home purchases

NAHB

How NAHB Is Working to Develop a New Generation of Home Building Professionals

NAHB Chairman's Message: Residential construction will need 2.2 million new hires over the next three years to keep pace with growth and attrition. NAHB is launching several initiatives to help develop the home building industry’s future workforce

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