Why is it so hard to find good help?
It can be a huge challenge today for organizations to find, recruit, train and retain skilled land surveyors and civil engineers. This is a critical problem because highly skilled team members who can effectively work together are the most critical element of any land surveying and civil engineering organization today. Ultimately, land surveying and civil engineering organizations are trying to productively apply human talent to meet their project goals. Organizations that properly manage their human talent (human capital) will succeed. Those that don’t will fail.
This critical problem of human talent management is often made worse by the leaders of land surveying and civil engineering organizations. Most leaders of these organizations do a lousy job of managing their human capital. They lack social skills and haven’t been trained in business basics. Great skill as a land surveyor or civil engineer doesn’t make a person a great leader or manager, and this consistently shows in the human talent problems present in the land surveying and civil engineering industry.
What human talent management obstacles do land surveying and civil engineering organizations face today? These obstacles include:
- Recruiting and retaining team members.
- Training team members.
- Providing team members with professional development and opportunities for career advancement.
- The identification, nurturing and development of future leaders and managers for the organization.
- Aligning human talent management goals with the organization's broader business strategy.
- Ensuring critical knowledge is passed between generations of team members.
- Planning for leadership transition within an organization.
How We Can Help
We help land surveying and civil engineering organizations by providing learning resources, assistance with development of training programs, and the alignment of human talent management with overall business strategy. We provide many free learning resources for both managers and professionals that want to develop their skills. Our company is led by professionals with practical work experience in land surveying, land use planning, land development, GIS and civil engineering.
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