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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.

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.

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.

The Dream Team Weighs In on Capability and Culture

Building Tech & Products 04.23.21

The Dream Team Weighs In on Capability and Culture

Massive shortfalls in labor across the spectrum affect every aspect of the building business. In part 1 of our Capability and Culture special, our Dream Team tackles how we got here and what to do about it.

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.

The Builders' Cliff: Risk, Capability, And Culture

Building Tech & Products 04.23.21

The Builders' Cliff: Risk, Capability, And Culture

We reframe real estate, construction, and distribution's labor crisis as a call to action for a community pivot to a culture of care, equity, constant improvement, and dynamism.

Policy 03.27.21

Path To Add H-2B Building Crew Visas Vanishes In Border Crisis

Hopes for progress on expanding H-2B temporary visa caps and rules all but vanished as the 2021 crisis at the southern U.S. border fuels a partisan brawl.