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A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

Capability and Culture 09.16.21

A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

The Homebuilding Workforce Engagement Survey -- a collaboration of the Leading Builders of America and the Building Talent Foundation -- needs your help. Here's how.

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Capital 09.03.21

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Solving American homebuilding's biggest challenges -- attainability, sustainability, and next generation talent -- may seem impossible. Left with no choice, we'll rally.

The Standoff -- Job Openings Vs. Job Seekers -- And Its Impacts

Capital 07.09.21

The Standoff -- Job Openings Vs. Job Seekers -- And Its Impacts

Nine million job openings, nine million active job seekers, and seven million fewer people employed than in April 2020. What gives?

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

Policy 06.30.21

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

A candid TBD one-on-one conversation with the top-20 ranked homebuilder's chief strategist, who believes 'politicized economics led to a bad recipe to stimulate the economy when they did.'

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

Building Tech & Products 06.11.21

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

The partnership will work to create a field guide for builders, partners, community colleges, and local officials to turn the tide on building's ability to attract, retain, and grow people into tomorrow construction talent force.

Heat Stress Adds To Builder Jobsite Health, Safety Challenge

Policy 08.09.21

Heat Stress Adds To Builder Jobsite Health, Safety Challenge

As OSHA celebrates successes in Safe + Sound week of jobsite health and safety programs, heat stress and climate change tell another story. Here are housing leadership's two critical challenges.

299K Job Openings Are Builders' Vicious-Circle Challenge

Building Tech & Products 07.08.21

299K Job Openings Are Builders' Vicious-Circle Challenge

Hiring two people per minute every 8-hour-weekday for the next 300 days may sound like a pipedream, but it could be a strategy. Here's how to start.

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

Capital 06.04.21

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

How to read the May jobs report in five easy pieces.

Building Tech & Products 06.09.21

Builder Job Quits And The Retention Rate Challenge Ahead

One in three entrants into the field of construction bolts to another occupation within 24 months. A culture pivot is essential.

In Katerra's Wake, Builders Blaze Paths To Progress

Building Tech & Products 06.09.21

In Katerra's Wake, Builders Blaze Paths To Progress

Katerra's gutsy play to revolutionize home construction hinged on a Silicon Valley linchpin that connects data to real-world productization. Here's how that key tech building block failed.