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INSIGHT: Construction Industry Outlook—Post-Covid Legal Trends

By: Joanna Horsnail and Casey Williams https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/insight-construction-industry-outlook-post-covid-legal-trends June 30, 2020, 1:00 AM Covid-19 has necessitated a rethinking of safety, supply chain, and technology in the construction industry. Mayer Brown LLP attorneys look at five trends in construction projects in the wake of Covid-19, with suggestions for how attorneys can approach these developments. Like most economic sectors,…
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Considerations and Practicalities for Returning Employees to Work During a Pandemic

Article Link: https://www.hklaw.com/en/insights/publications/2020/05/considerations-and-practicalities-for-returning-employees-to-work By: Erika Royal | Valerie E. Brown | Rachel C. Shim | Phillip M. Schreiber Uncertainty surrounding when employers might return employees to work has given way to uncertainty about how to do so. Employers who are considering reopening in the coming weeks will be faced with a dramatically different workplace and…
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Five Steps to a Successful Negotiation

By: Steve Bookbinder Typically, there are five general steps every negotiation process should have: Preparation and Planning Defining the Ground Rules Clarification and Justification Bargaining and Problem Solving Action and Implementation We will briefly expand upon each step and then provide three strategies you can leverage to enhance and personalize this process to your selling…
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How to Avoid Burnout in the Middle of a Pandemic

Article Link: https://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-burnout-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic-1843322169?utm_source=pocket-newtab By: Rachel Fairbank Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged stress. Given the nonstop barrage of stressors these past few months, many of us are probably well on our way to developing burnout, if we aren’t there already. “Burnout is chronic stress gone…
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San Francisco Area Construction To Restart May 4, But Safety Requirements Questioned

Article Link: https://www.enr.com/articles/49290-san-francisco-area-construction-to-restart-may-4-but-safety-requirements-questioned By: Erica Berardi Seven San Francisco Bay-area health officers are reopening all construction, effective May 4, under updated shelter-in-place orders. But new required safety protocols, in place of social distancing requirements, are prompting questions from firms and industry groups regarding the mandate for third-party, COVID-19 accountability supervisors. “Under the new orders, all construction…
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Career Development: 5 Activities that Should Be in Every Program

Article Link: https://www.hrbartender.com/2019/recruiting/career-development-activities/ By: Sharlyn Lauby Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. If you want to learn more about how pre-employment testing can benefit your recruiting strategy, check out Criteria Corp’s “Definitive Guide to Pre-Employment Testing”. I found this to be a comprehensive guide that I keep on…
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8 Construction-Technology Innovations That Changed the Game in 2017

Article Link: https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/construction-technology-2017/ By: ANGUS W. STOCKING, L.S. On November 17, the UK’s Institution of Structural Engineers announced its 2017 Structural Award winners. The globe-spanning projects included a billowy football stadium roof in Bilbao, Spain; an adaptable, easily transportable stage structure for Adele’s 25 tour; and an elegant and seismically robust Bahá’í temple in Chile. As diverse as the entries are, they have an inventive…
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5 Digital Workplace Innovations to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Article Link: https://hrexecutive.com/5-digital-workplace-innovations-to-attract-and-retain-top-talent/ By: Amanda Osuna Workplaces have drastically changed over the last decade. Way in the rear-view mirror is the standard 9-5 cubicle setting. Quite often that environment has been replaced with open spaces filled with ping-pong tables, Nerf guns and staffers whizzing by on scooters. It’s all designed to help employees feel comfortable while building…
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Construction Technology is Reshaping the Industry

Article Link: https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/technology-reshaping-construction-industry By: Kendall Jones What do a pickup truck, a nail gun, a portable circular saw, a cement mixer truck, and a modern hydraulic excavator all have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all tools and equipment commonly found on construction sites today. Another correct answer would be that they are all…
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10 Tips for Successful Employee Recruitment

Article Link: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-tips-for-successful-employee-recruiting-1918953 By: Susan M. Heathfield Finding the best possible people who can fit within your culture and contribute to your organization is a challenge and an opportunity. Keeping the best people, once you find them, is easy if you do the right things right. The ideas provided will help you with successful employee recruitment. These specific…
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