“It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business. By removing the aggressive, “bro-vibe” stigma in our industry, every one of us – including our customers – benefits.” “Unconscious biases are unintentional perceptions and beliefs formed by stereotypes; in the workplace, they’re expressed through automatic categorizing of skills and roles based on employees’ sex, gender, race, and/or other physical attributes.” “The bottom line is that although we don’t all have the same abilities and strengths, we all have them – and we should all have the same opportunity to improve and capitalize on them.”
Everything starts with a policy. It’s “ground zero” for construction employers who want to set a solid foundation for the equal and safe treatment of all employees. The Builders Code team has developed excellent baseline policies that any employer can use. These policies are extremely important to communicate expectations to staff, and to guide you if and when the need for discipline, or even termination, arises.
Sign the Pledge
Not ready for a full-fledged policy yet? No problem. Start by signing a simple pledge. Print copies to include in employee handbooks and welcome kits, and even post in your site office, lunchroom, or anywhere your team gathers regularly.