Building Progress

Building Progress

By Builders Mutual
This podcast from Builders Mutual discusses trends and real-life events impacting construction job-sites today. Lively roundtable conversations feature a variety of engaging industry experts, from contractors and vendors to our own risk management consultants.

Host: Mike Gerber, COO, Builders Mutual

About Builders Mutual
Builders Mutual is dedicated to moving the construction industry forward. We work with our customers to help their projects go as smoothly as possible by providing safety education, risk management consulting, and complete commercial insurance coverage. BuildersMutual.com
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Good Hires in Tough Times
Employment tips to combat the labor shortage. About 80% of construction firms can’t find the labor they need (ACG 2019). Combating the challenging labor shortage is our topic for this episode of Building Progress. Michele Hemric, an HR expert from Builder Mutual, along with Gary Embler from Niblock Homes, will be providing creative ideas for attracting—and keeping—good employees in this competitive job market. “Creating a positive culture is key. Do your employees love coming to work, and do you love having them there?” ~ Michele Hemric
20:19
February 5, 2020
Put Your Guard Up—and Save Lives
Guardrail safety on today’s construction job-site. This episode of Building Progress focuses on an important yet overlooked safety practice: putting up guardrails. It takes just two minutes to install a guardrail, but the result can be the difference between life and death. Guests Andrew Hilliard, owner of SafetyMaker, and Sean Purcell, risk management technical manager with Builders Mutual, discuss why guardrail safety is so vital, and they address ways to empower construction workers to ensure their job-sites are safe for everyone. “We all share the responsibly, so act on the safety issue that you see. It’s not just your life that you may save. It may also be somebody else’s." ~ Sean Purcell
20:16
January 16, 2020