February 11, 2016

HR / Labor Relations

Smash the Box and Improve Your Team’s Culture, Morale, Productivity and Retention

The Annual Winter Conference is a great way to expose your workforce to new ideas and best practices during two full days of thought-provoking educational sessions. The session line-up for the conference is the premier education event for the Iowa construction industry. Multiple programs running concurrently throughout the two day conference allow you the flexibility to create an education experience that meets the specific needs of your company. The first day of training includes leadership and project management sessions and the second day of training is dedicated to safety and includes topics that are sure to attract all levels from your company. 

Why Should Our Company Have a Written Code of Ethical Conduct?

The primary purpose of a code of ethical conduct is to provide an organization with a clear benchmark for ethical behavior.  A formal, well-communicated code of ethics can help to protect a company's reputation and legal standing in the event of an unethical action by an individual employee.  Last year’s MB EYE on the Future class undertook a project that focused on the issues surrounding ethical conduct in the construction industry. 

Workers’ Comp Insurance for the Commercial Construction Industry

MBI understands the importance of risk management and the ability for our members to secure quality workers’ compensation insurance coverage.  Because of this, MBI has partnered with Midwest Builders’ Casualty (MWBC) to provide our members with access to their specialized workers’ compensation insurance program.  MWBC has focused on providing coverage to the commercial construction industry throughout the Midwest for over thirty years.

Master Builders of Iowa Launches the New MBI Training Vault!

Master Builders of Iowa is pleased to announce the launch of the new MBI Training Vault to the membership.  This new product is a value-added membership service, which can only be accessed by MBI members.  Currently, the company-specific Training Vault has been updated to contain all past training conducted by MBI dating back to 1998.  This internet-based credential tracking system will give company management, as well as employees, easy access to training records.

The Master Builders of Iowa and United Fire Group Program - From an Agent's Perspective

As an active member of the Master Builders of Iowa, I see many benefits to my membership and feel I receive great value from the organization in exchange for my dollars and time. I have been privileged to serve on several committees within MBI, including serving on the Board of Directors and Associate Council.  I have also attended MB EYE on the Future and always look forward to the many conventions and educational sessions that contractors can take advantage of throughout the year.

Code of Ethical Conduct Created by 2014-2015 MB EYE on the Future Class

The 2014-2015 MB EYE on the Future class undertook a project that focused on the issues surrounding ethical conduct in the construction industry.  In doing so, they developed basic parameters that MBI-member companies can take into consideration for the development of a company-specific code, or review of an existing code of ethical conduct.   

How to Prepare for New "Quickie Election" Rule Covered at AGC Convention

Contractors concerned about enhanced opportunities for union organizing under new regulations can take steps now to be prepared, explained attorney Rick Samson of Ogletree Deakins at AGC of America’s Annual Convention in San Juan, PR. Samson spoke at a session titled “Understanding and Preparing for New Union Representation Procedures” hosted by the Open Shop Committee and Chairman Bob Lanham.


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