Managing Five Generations in the Workplace
As a new generation begins to enter the workforce, it’s expected that companies could have up to five generations working side-by-side by 2020. This seems like a daunting cultural challenge if not approached with the right mindset. However, according to a leadership guide from the Wall Street Journal, “The key is to be able to effectively address and take advantage of the differences in values and expectations of each generation.”
Oct. 18 Is 'Thank Your Cleaner Day'
We are so often caught up in our own worlds that we forget to express sufficient gratitude to those who do so much. With this in mind, BSCAI has co-sponsored with Kärcher a day designed to drive the expression of gratitude to a group of professionals who more than deserve it. On Oct. 18, we invite you to participate in “Thank Your Cleaner Day” (TYCD).
BSCAI 2017 Contracting Success Conference Draws Hundreds of Building Service Contractors
Chicago – Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) has wrapped up the 2017 Contracting Success Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s Contracting Success Conference took place September 13-15 and was an incredible success with over 550 attendees.
A Firsthand Account: The Benefits of BSCAI Membership
Attracting new members is as important to the long-term survival of a trade association as retaining existing ones. The Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI) takes this to heart and has made outreach one of the cornerstones of its operational model.
Overcoming BSC Entrepreneur Challenges
The building services contractor field can be a challenging one for entrepreneurs eager to make their mark. While opportunities abound, finding which niche(s) to fill right out of the gate has proved tricky for many. One of the biggest obstacles currently is margin compression. This happens when rising labor costs, selling, general and administrative expenses (or SG&A) occur without a proportional rise in revenue.