The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

How are you coping with the Millennial generation?

The findings from this 2015 FMI industry survey are based on a combination of survey responses and interviews from almost 400 individuals who work in the construction industry nationwide; half of those participants represent millennials (individuals born between 1980 and 2000).

Some of the report's key highlights include:
*        An inspiring and well-communicated vision is critical to engaging millennials long term.
*        74% of survey respondents expect to remain more than five years with their company.
*        96% of survey respondents are willing to work beyond what is required of them to help the business succeed.
*        98% of survey respondents stated that it was important for them to understand their career path and opportunities within their company.
*        Survey respondents listed competitive pay, work-life balance, and personal development as their top choices for staying engaged.

The report also provides some practical insights on how to get started with developing a comprehensive talent strategy and a culture of engagement, including specific implications for the young workforce.