4 Things Standing in the Way of Diversity in Construction
Nikki Olson, Safesite
The topic of diversity is increasingly popular in the construction industry. Whether it’s executive teams talking about future visions and leadership opportunities or hiring managers looking for new talent in a progressively shrinking candidate pool, construction companies increasingly realize that diversity impacts every area of their business.
At the same time, diversity is about more than solving skills shortages or recognizing a business case. Growing diversity is about building better places to work and stronger communities to live in. And to build true diversity that means something to workers, teams, families, and society, we need to overcome a few roadblocks.
The current worker pool in construction — and in the U.S. economy in general — is going through a transformation.