When high school students are asked about their career choices, the role “construction worker” ranked 247 out of the 250 options presented. That's the uphill battle that employers face when trying to fill trade positions.

Weigh the against findings by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) that “contractors with an employee retention rate of 80 percent or higher realize increased job profits, complete more projects on time or ahead of schedule, and have better project safety performance,” and you begin to see the reasons why the replacement industry needs a new approach for hiring and retaining installers.

This article - by Shirley Ramos, a training consultant with FMI, a leading engineering and construction consultancy - provides a fresh perspective on how to approach hiring with an eye toward keeping your company vibrant and not just reacting to turnovers.   Read more.