Last fall, as part of my regular column series for The Globe and Mail, I wrote a piece titled Is workplace loyalty dead in the age of the millennial? This is a topic that is close to the hearts of many, so I was not surprised when it got a lot of reaction, both positive and negative. About the same, time, the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) asked me if I would pen a similar article for their members, one that directly addressed the acute staffing shortages and challenges they face in their industry. The average age of those in the construction industry in British Columbia (well actually almost everywhere else in Canada too) is rising, and the industry is struggling with how to attract young workers into their companies. The article I wrote was recently published in Build Magazine, the association’s annual flagship publication.
Take a few moments to peruse other articles in this excellent magazine
The above link takes you directly to a copy of the article. But you can also access the entire magazine at VICA’s website here: https://www.vicabc.ca/resources/publications/. My column is on page 38, but there are many other articles you may find of interest.
Well, as always, I would love to hear what you think? As I’ve said before, most people have an opinion on this subject of Millennial employees, either positive or negative (not a lot of fence-sitters on this topic), and I’d love to hear yours. Please share your perspectives below.