Compact Equipment

OCT 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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E mployee retention is no easy task for construc- tion contractors today. It's no longer enough just to pay competitive wages, keep employees safe and provide regular hours for them to make a steady living. Roger Belisle, vice president of operations of Whissell Contracting Ltd., explains his company is actively com- mitted to ensuring the health and happiness of its work- force and expresses that commitment through several em- ployee retention activities. He shared through the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 ini- tiative 10 ways construction contractors can keep their workers happy and on the job. 1. Establish priorities. Our company has three daily pillars: safety, followed by quality and efficiency. We hold safety meetings every morning and make sure to cover anything and everything related to our pillars affecting our work. To reinforce our pillars, we regularly offer ongo- ing training activities for all employees. 16 Compact Equipment OCTOBER 2018 Provided by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers TEN WAYS TO KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY Y O U R · B U S I N E S S

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