HR Best Practices and Jobsite Resources

Providing our members with a variety of tools to help in
creating and maintaining a Culture of CARE.


Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Videos
Traditional anti-harassment & discrimination training is an important and necessary tool to set expectations in the workplace. AGC provides Supervisor and Worker Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Training videos to AGC members. To reserve a copy for your next training email

Top-20 Best HR Practices for Diversity
AGC of Washington contractors came together in collaboration with HR and equity expert Keonna Jackson to develop Top-20 Best HR Practices for Diversity. This document gives your firm a road map of where and how to start implementing HR policies that will advance your diversity and equity goals.

Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Along with your anti-harassment and discrimination policy, a diversity & inclusion policy can be a useful tool with which to reinforce the cultural goals of your organization. AGC provides this Sample Diversity & Inclusion Policy, or edit it to best fit your company’s culture and needs.

Including Mental Health in Your COVID-19 Response
AGC has provided some best practices to help increase the support for vulnerable workers dealing with COVID-19 stress.

Unconscious Bias Resources
Unconscious bias is something we should all be aware of and considering in every corner of our industry. Share these 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

OMG! Do I Look Like a Girl? video
Patricia Galloway, president & CEO of Pegasus Global Holdings, talks to AGC about “Why Construction Struggles to Attract Women.” YouTube video.


Regard, Respect, Resolve
Regard, Respect & Resolve are the prime elements of a Culture of CARE. A Culture of CARE will have far-reaching impacts for you and your organization including diversity, inclusion, safety, productivity, quality, morale and community stewardship…

Respect, Inclusion & Diversity
Why should we be talking about respect, diversity and inclusion in the workplace? It’s simple: it’s necessary. it’s important for the livelihood and success of the project, and of every individual, that we create a culture of care within our community on the jobsite…

Fostering a Culture of CARE
We spend plenty of time talking about what not to do in relation to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, but here are some things you can do now to start fostering a more inclusive workplace…

Continuing a Culture of CARE
How can you contribute meaningfully to a continuation of that culture in your workplace? No matter what we do, it takes a commitment from all of us to continually take action to end everyday racism and sexism on the job.

How to Speak Up
We all have a responsibility to help end everyday racism and sexism on the job site. Often, these issues more pervasive because racist and sexist comments and actions are tolerated and not confronted. Here are some helpful tips on meaningful ways to speak up and engage…

Mental Health & Workplace Safety
For many years, it was considered taboo to talk about mental health at work and other public places. Fortunately, the stigma of talking about mental health is changing.

Domestic Violence: Sample Policy
Supporting and providing guidance for employees and management to address the occurrence of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and its potential effects in the workplace. [COMPANY] will ensure that those who seek help get help and that all supervisors, managers and employees receive a copy of this policy are aware of [COMPANY] policies on these issues and, when possible, participate in domestic violence training.

Toolbox Talk: Domestic Violence Leave Entitlement
To support employees who are experiencing domestic violence, this company has summarized the following Washington State leave entitlements and established the following procedures. Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the opportunity to take time off from work. This leave is available to all employees and qualifying family members.

Toolbox Talk: Safety Accommodations
Employees can request a safety accommodation related to domestic violence, including a job transfer or reassignment; changing work telephone or email, and implementation of safety procedures. Employers must provide reasonable safety accommodations when requested, unless it creates an undue hardship.

Toolbox Talk: LGBTQ+ Inclusion: Acronyms and Microsignals
The LGBTQ+ acronym acknowledges a spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations. Standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer (or Questioning), this and similar acronyms serve to acknowledge the broad spectrum of these identities and celebrates allyship or identification with this community.

Toolbox Talk: LGBTQ+ Inclusion
LGBTQ+ inclusion is an important topic for the construction industry, yet our industry has historically failed to recognize its importance to jobsite culture. Why is this? 

Posters, hardhat stickers, logos

We’ve created posters, hardhat stickers and logos to help you celebrate a Culture of CARE in the office and on the jobsite. Use these along with your own messages to reinforce your company’s commitment to a Culture of CARE.

Have your own Culture of CARE hardhat stickers commercially printed
with one of our free printer-ready art files (select from PNG or EPS formats).

> Questions about commercially printing your own stickers? Drop us an email here.

AGC members can order quantities of stickers by emailing Penny Schmitt.