HR Strategy

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” Richard Branson (2014), Founder of Virgin Group.

 

A skilled workforce is vital in today’s competitive business environment brings. A high-quality team and a commitment to excellence can improve a company’s overall performance through efficiency, innovation and professionalism. The Gold Seal Certification can assist in all of this.

By integrating Gold Seal into your corporate culture, and motivating your employees to get certified, your organization can enhance the recruitment and retention of skilled workers. Furthermore your company be recognized for your involvement with the construction industry’s most respected certification program, by appearing on our website.

Recruitment

Evidence shows that certified individuals maintain higher levels of responsibility, accountability and subject matter expertise gained through either or both of their formal education and occupational experiences.  By asking for certification in job requirements, companies can showcase their appreciation of professionalism and support of professional development.

Retention

It’s important to note that those with their Gold Seal Certification, meet the marketplace’s demands, stand out from competition, and are profitable employees! Motivate your employees to get certified, provide them with the key to knowledge, skills and experience they need so they can become the strong foundation any company needs to thrive.

Recognition

Companies that employ Gold Seal Certified individuals are recognized for corporate quality and competence in the construction industry on the Gold Seal Certification Website. Furthermore there will be annual awards to recognize individuals who are certified. Every company should integrate a recognition program where, based on what works best you company (framed certification, newsletter announcements, website announcements, celebratory dinners), the accomplishments of your employees getting certified, at least once a year.

Integrating Gold Seal Certification into Human Resources

The many benefits of Gold Seal Certification can easily be incorporated into a human resource strategy. Ultimately it is important that you start a discussion with your employees about Gold Seal, and continuously motivate them to persevere. Motivating employees to get certified can be as simple as appreciating their talents and believing in their ability to succeed.

The following are more ideas on how to integrate Gold Seal into your own organization:

Top-Down Support

Many companies have already adopted Gold Seal Certification as part of their professional development strategy, and have done so by incorporating the entire team in the process. Using previously certified employees as examples can highlight that Gold Seal Certification is a valuable tool. Ask some of the pre-certified employees to help guide those who are looking for assistance and advice. Don’t forget to mention that the company will support all employees seeking certification.

Performance Management System

In most organizations, the performance management process (setting clear attainable goals) helps employees and management keep track of ongoing objectives. Provide your employees with a clear roadmap to obtaining the experience, education, and training required to achieve certification.
The Gold Seal Intern program is an excellent starting point to help employees begin their path to certification, while meeting the overall needs of the organization.

Individualize the Program

As previously mentioned, achieving Gold Seal Certification is no small feat. Recognizing certified individuals can help foster an environment of ongoing professional development. Providing incentives to achieve certification can ensure employees see Gold Seal Certification as an important professional goal.

Public Recognition and Reward

Achieving Gold Seal Certification is no small feat, and recognizing that can help foster an environment of ongoing professional development. Providing incentives to achieve certification can ensure employees see Gold Seal Certification as an important professional goal. There is a great deal of personal pride and peer respect that comes with certification, and most managers are very pleased to be participating in the process.

Draw From Your Local College and Construction Association

Finally, staff members at the local construction association have a wealth of experience in human resource development and training. They can help work with your company to identify your needs.


[1] Portrait of Canada’s Labour Force – http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/as-sa/99-012-x/99-012-x2011002-eng.cfm


 

Gold Seal Employers

Bockstael Construction Limited  | J.M.R. Electric Ltd. |  Marco Group of Companies | 3270879 Nova Scotia Limited.


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