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Rely on CFMA Resources to Strengthen Your HR

Stuart Binstock, President & CEO
Stuart Binstock, President & CEO

Given the many and varied responsibilities of our members that relate to human resources, CFMA strives to offer a range of resources relevant to HR topics across the construction industry.

Two articles in particular address very significant HR concerns in this issue of CFMA Building Profits. First, in “Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation” that begins on page 16, author Jeremy Clopton provides valuable insight regarding how companies can better understand Millennials and employ effective strategies to help educate and engage them in construction careers. 

Also, be sure not to miss Chris Lennon’s in-depth article, “From Applicant to Engaged Employee: Making the Most of the First Six Months,” that begins on page 22 and details how employers can help new hires quickly feel like they are part of the team. Learn more about how the onboarding process extends far beyond the first day – think the first six months – and why investing in your staff is the best action you can take toward success. 

Members who have attended CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in the past know that we are committed to including an array of education. This year, six sessions in the Human Resources & Operations track will focus on important HR imperatives like how to Improve Hiring & Retention with Better Vetting as well as how to Update Your Approach to Employee Onboarding. Be sure to register for this year’s Conference that will be held on June 23-27, 2018, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, FL. 

Further, during CFMA’s most recent Executive Committee Meeting, members discussed how CFMA can assist CFMs in taking a more strategic role within their companies. One of the issues that surfaced was the need for CFMs to have additional leadership training to ensure they are seen as advisors in the C-suite for a whole host of issues, including human resources. 

Also of note, HR occupies a spot as one of seven knowledge domains covered in the CCIFP exam – further reflecting its importance as an issue in construction finance.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the wealth of HR insights that are available on CFMA’s Connection Café. From vacation and sick policies to BYOD guidelines to employee recruitment practices, HR-related topics are always being asked and answered.

Whether it is in this issue of CFMA Building Profits, this year’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Miami, on the Connection Café, or on the ICCIFP exam, HR remains an area of significant importance for our members. But as always, if we can do more to educate you about human resource issues, please let me know by contacting me at sbinstock@cfma.org.


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