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According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, the nation’s construction industry will need to attract an estimated 546,000 additional workers this year to meet demand. Amid the workforce shortage, Register Construction is especially interested in tapping into younger generations of workers. This means creating a workplace that is appealing to millennials and beyond. 

Welcoming the Next Generation

Every generation has its own set of values, and Register Construction respects that. Here are some ways companies in commercial construction can create an environment that not only welcomes younger workers but also integrates their specific needs.

  • Consider work/life balance. These days, young adults don’t want to devote every waking hour to their jobs. Flexible schedules and remote work options — when possible — allow workers to find a meaningful balance between their careers and their personal lives.
  • Embrace diversity. Younger workers tend to be more aware of the diversity in their work environment, so make sure you’re taking steps to create a workplace that welcomes people from different backgrounds.
  • Stand for something. Mission statements and company values should truly mean something for your company. Consider what your company means to the community and find ways to get involved to make a positive impact. 
  • Safety matters. The construction industry has made great strides in terms of safety over the last few decades, so make sure your company is keeping up with current safety standards. This will benefit everyone in the long run.
  • Use modern technology. The generations that have grown up using computers in every aspect of their lives expect that to carry over onto the jobsite. Don’t get left behind by refusing to update!
  • Encourage a culture that cares. Invest the time and money in rewarding teamwork. Show appreciation for the hard work your employees do. Showing that you care about your employees is the best way to get them to care about your company.

Heading into the Future

As the commercial construction industry in Central Florida tries to meet rising demand, Register Construction knows it’s essential to embrace change. Making space for younger workers is the only way to ensure the industry’s success for years to come.