NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP
Building and Retaining High-Performance Teams B
uilding and retaining high-performance teams is
the employee can complete the job. However, as you have
vital to the success of a company. While change itself
likely discovered, a degree, or experience, listed on a resume
provides opportunities to grow, it also presents various
doesn’t mean the person is all that GOOD at the job—just
challenges. The construction industry is not alone in dealing
that they meet the basic requirements.
with many of the challenges that impact other professions, but there are some unique challenges we are faced with that
Instead, perhaps we should focus on evaluating soft skills
require unique solutions.
and “Emotional Quotient,” to determine if a prospective employee possesses these skills. Even though we all know
Before we can retain rock star talent, we must attract and hire them. The good news is that many of the things your company can implement to recruit talent are the same things that will help retain them and build them into high-performing team members. Companies should be working to ensure that they are not only a place where employees want to work but a place where they want to retire.
INTERVIEWING FOR SOFT SKILLS One mistake many companies make when seeking to fill positions is to hire strictly based on “hard skills”—i.e., they have a degree or certification, a particular computer skill, or years of experience that give the impression
Partnering Magazine Spring 2019