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4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

The World Economic Forum found there are 10 critical job skills that will be in demand for the future job market of Industry 4.0.  Four of these skills will be particularly relevant to the high-tech economy »

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

Mentorship is a valuable tool in the workspace: mentors can offer guidance, share wisdom and serve as a sounding board to their mentees.  Building a healthy relationship is in the interests of both the mentee and the mentor. Consider the following steps to strengthen your mentor relationship. »

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

In construction, as in any field, mistakes happen. Contractors purchase the wrong materials, human error comes into play, or things don’t go as planned. A recent example would be the D.C Silverline Metrorail project in the US; during construction, the wrong type of concrete was used, meaning that the expected lifespan of the metro station walls was considerably less than planned for. »

How to Find a Mentor

How to Find a Mentor

A mentor is someone who can help you get through any new and challenging stage in your life. Here are five ways to go about when looking for a mentor. »

Future of Jobs Report 2018: Drivers of Change

Future of Jobs Report 2018: Drivers of Change

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, companies are seeking to harness new and emerging technologies to reach higher levels of efficiency of production and consumption, expand into new markets, and compete on new products for a global consumer base composed increasingly of digital natives. »

5 Things to Know about the Future of Jobs

5 Things to Know about the Future of Jobs

The World Economic Forum’s latest Future of Jobs Report looked at the trends expected in the 2018-2022 period in 20 economies and 12 industry sectors. Below are five important key findings extracted from the report: »

5 Ways for Workers to Win in the Robot Age

5 Ways for Workers to Win in the Robot Age

Machines and algorithms will do more current tasks than humans by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018.  The research covers 20 economies and 12 industries and focuses on the technological and human capital shifts in the workplace. »

How to Promote Intergenerational Mentorship in Construction

How to Promote Intergenerational Mentorship in Construction

Intergenerational mentorship across all industries has been a time-honoured tradition. As such, many professionals who start in the construction industry learn the trade from those who came before them. »

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

As a HardHat Professional, the four or five years spent studying for your tertiary qualification are filled with complex math and science.  Indeed, almost all HardHat Professionals’ training pertains to the hard skills they will directly apply to problems in their field during their career. »

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

Proper Planning, Preparation and Proactive Problem Preclusion (Prevention) Prevents Poor Project Performance Frequently when construction projects go wrong, we find that the real cause was due to poor planning and preparation. When the construction project runs into problems, these aren’t detected early on, the wrong actions are implemented to correct the problems, or worse, they are completely ig... »