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2013 ABC of Wisconsin Safety Award Application Available Now!

12/18/2013 10:33 AM
The 2013 ABC of Wisconsin Safety Award Application is available here and is due back at the ABC of Wisconsin office by January 24, 2014.
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Is your project getting the notice you want?

12/17/2013 9:37 AM
Every general contractor goes into a new job with the hope of providing quality work and a finished product that leaves the owner happy. 
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Construction Industry Careers. . . almost all you need to know in one spot!

12/12/2013 6:30 AM
After many months of meetings, the Construction Workforce Committee of ABC Wisconsin has developed the Construction Industry Careers booklet aimed at providing information to anyone interested in pursuing a construction-related career.
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Building Information Modeling at an affordable price!

11/15/2013 2:14 AM
There are many indications that Building Information Management is going to be much more prevalent, and even required by owners and developers in the near future. The very substantial cost to implement this software has always been a roadblock to many contractors though. ABC National has a alternative to this now! Read the rest of entry »

Don't forget to toot your horn!

11/8/2013 9:40 AM
Many of our members go to great lengths to try and win a Projects of Distinction Award or go through the process of self-evaluation for earning a STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) award and then forget to make good use of them.
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Making it easier

11/5/2013 7:08 AM
Being a construction contractor is a challenging job. Keeping up with rules and regulations, staying on top of new techniques, making sure your employees are all going home at the end of the day and so much more. Now you are probably wondering what just got easier. Easier to do work? Easier to be successful? Easier to find work? How about all of these!

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Skilled workers are in short supply, how will you find them?

11/4/2013 5:00 AM
Whether we are talking to a big or a small contractor, many of our ABC members are asking the same questions:
Where can we find skilled workers and how can we get the next generation of workers interested in the trades?
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How Satisfied Are Your Employees and Does It Matter?

10/31/2013 2:57 PM
A large body of research shows a strong link between employee satisfaction (aka: employee engagement) and business performance.  Yet, a large number of businesses do not really know the truth about how their employees feel about working for them.  Are they fully engaged and productive?  Do they represent your business well to their family, friends, and neighbors? 
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The Compensation Conundrum

10/29/2013 7:19 AM
Jim Collins in his book Good to Great writes, “The purpose of a compensation system should not be to get the right behavior from the wrong people, but to get the right people on the bus in the first place and then keep them there.”
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Do you need to change your thinking about membership?

10/7/2013 7:09 AM
I am very happy with my insurance provider. I pay my premiums and get good service. As a happy customer, I might recommend them to a friend given the opportunity but, I don’t really feel obligated to help them find more customers.  Read the rest of entry »

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