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How Mentorship Shaped My Career

How Mentorship Shaped My Career

WATCH: Daksha Govind, an Associate Director at Turner and Townsend shares with the Hardhat Professionals how mentorship shaped her career.   This article was made possible by Alusani Skills & Training Network® »

How to effectively use mentorship to advance your career

How to effectively use mentorship to advance your career

WATCH: Raphael Baiden a Director at Turner and Townsend shares his tips with The Hardhat Professional on  how to effectively use mentorship to advance a career »

A taste of different flavours of Mentorship

A taste of different flavours of Mentorship

When it comes to mentors, I have seen it all. They have come in all shapes and sizes and have imparted different life lessons.  Some mentorship relationships have been smooth journeys which have flowed easily like the ocean on a perfect summer day. Other mentorship relationships have been turbulent, bringing up feelings of internal disturbance and discord.   Some have been empowering and have cont... »

How Mentorship Helped My Career

How Mentorship Helped My Career

One of the requirements for my Diploma in Civil Engineering was a compulsory one-year internship in a company of my choice. Having been snubbed internship at the big consulting firms and the Local Council, my then preferred choice, I was desperate to start an internship at any company that would offer me a chance. It is then that I spoke to a neighbour who was working at Murray and &Roberts (M... »

How Can Construction Employers Close the Talent Gap?

How Can Construction Employers Close the Talent Gap?

Historically, construction companies have done little workforce planning because of the cyclical, project-oriented nature of construction and the significant share of work performed by subcontractors. It has left companies struggling to meet massive demands for new talent at the start of projects and to retain talent with experience accumulated on the job once work on a project has phased out. Con... »