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Keeping those good people

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Keeping those good people

“Just as it is easier (and cheaper) to keep an existing client than to get a new one, so goes it for your employees. Keeping good people is essential to your firm.”

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The time is now

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The time is now

In our industry, diversity and inclusion are dawning, so seize the day by incorporating an open mindset throughout your firm.

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Baseball and the AEC

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Baseball and the AEC

We might not pitch and catch over nine innings for a living, but we can learn a lot from what happens out on the diamond.

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The best ever: P. Bradford Cheney

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The best ever: P. Bradford Cheney

President and CEO of CME (Hot Firm #36 for 2018), an engineering firm headquartered in Connecticut that refuses to be affordable and mediocre. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent “If we cannot grow fast enough to provide someone with an opportunity to grow within CME, I am willing to write a letter of recommendation to help them move on to the professional role they deserve,” Cheney says. “I get a lot of disbelieving looks when I say it, but I mean it.” A CONVERSATION WITH P. BRADFORD CHENEY. The Zweig Letter: Benefits are evolving. Are you offering any new ones due to...

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Employee engagement (Part 1)

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Employee engagement (Part 1)

By understanding the basics of performance-boosting behaviors, we can design a better approach to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Employee engagement is a powerful determinant of an organization’s success. Employee engagement is also central to the No. 1 issue facing AEC firms today – employee recruitment and retention. Unfortunately, most leaders and organizations take the wrong approach to employee engagement. Most organizations treat engagement as a “thing” – a program or an initiative. But employee engagement is not a thing for employees. As a result, there is a fundamental disconnect between engagement in the eyes of organizations and those...

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