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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18 Compact Equipment OCTOBER 2018 8. Engage, engage, engage. We spend quite a bit of time, money and resources in developing our workforce. Our organization has developed a training module for every role in our business, everything from general laborer right up to being the company president. When employees come to work for us, they can see a career path ahead. 9. Identify opportunities and threats, and then act accordingly. Our company recognized a growing skills gap in the industry some time ago. We set up in-house training programs, brought in staff to train new employees on how to survey, how to establish benchmarks and elevations, and much more. Eventually, it evolved into a standard, repeatable training program with a consistent mes- sage and successful results. 10. Show employees you care, consistent- ly. It's easy for any company to say its workforce is the top priority, but when the pressure is on, many companies don't always treat their employees as well as they should. Not only do we try to engage workers, we really make an effort to show our employees they are valued. Examples include annual golf tournaments and Christmas parties and regular cookouts where we travel to jobsites and cook for the employees. Our organization has received a lot of positive feedback, particularly from employees who have joined us after working for other construction companies, and their comments positively reinforce our efforts. Learn more about industry trends and technologies through CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 online. For more info, visit con- Whissell Contracting emphasizes training to help employees be as productive as possible and maintain a competitive advantage. CNH Industrial assisted DuPage Habitat for Humanity on Fri- day, Aug. 24, 2018, at Habitat's annual Executive Build in Ha- nover Park, Ill. CNH Industrial executive team members, along with other community executives, worked with DuPage Habitat for Humanity on rehabbing a large apartment complex, framing up the walls and installing trusses. "Myself and our other CNH Industrial executives are thrilled to be here for the DuPage Habitat for Humanity Executive Build. What we call Impact Days for our company are much more than just one day. Donating our time and giving back to the communi- ties where we live and work is an important part of our DNA," said Leandro Lecheta, chief operating officer with NAFTA. The CNH Industrial Foundation was created to transform the communities where the company operates by providing finan- cial support to charitable organizations. The foundation's philan- thropic efforts are focused on five main areas — education, health and human service, civic and community improvement, food se- curity and disaster relief. In addition to company-planned Impact Days, CNH Industrial also provides its salaried employees with Volunteer Time Off so that they can volunteer their time at causes and organizations that matter most to them. CNH Industrial executives getting philanthropic. CNH INDUSTRIAL JOINS DUPAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FOR 2018 EXECUTIVE BUILD

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