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Attracting a

diverse workforce

 

With the construction industry booming in our region and across the country, workforce supply is our industry's top concern. What is your company doing to attract new workers to our industry? Where are we looking for workers, and are we trained to identify high performers regardless of race or gender? Here are some resources to get the ball rolling toward attracting the workforce you need.

Sample Diversity & Inclusion Policy  Does your company have a diversity & inclusion policy in place? Along with your anti-harassment and discrimination policy, a diversity & inclusion policy can be a useful tool reinforcing to reinforce the cultural goals of your organization. Use the sample, or edit so it fits with the uniqueness of your company.

Cultural-Bias Training  Unconscious bias is something we should all be aware of, trained in, and considering from every corner of our industry. Share these very polished, poignant and entertaining resources from our corporate neighbors Google, Facebook, MTV and Ted Talks. 
    - Introduction to Unconscious Bias
    - Managing Unconscious Bias
    - Seven-Day Bias-Cleanse Challenge
    - "What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?" TEDx

Pre-apprenticeship resources  We have some of the best non-profit organizations in our region reaching out into diverse (and sometimes disadvantaged) communities to broaden access to the construction industry and help train the next skilled-workforce generation. Reach out and get to know these important partners. 
    - ANEW
    - Seattle Vocational Institute
    - PACE

 

VIDEO > Why Construction Struggles to Attract Women

Take a look at this insightful presentation from Patricia Galloway of Pegasus Global Holdings at the 2016 AGC of Washington Annual Convention.

 

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AGC of Washington created the Culture of CARE Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to elevate awareness of critical workplace issues within our industry. The Culture of CARE initiative responds to current workforce needs, and the need to bring opportunities in construction to traditionally underrepresented groups, such as people of color and women. We hereby ask our member companies to join us in boldly committing to a Culture of CARE to foster greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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