Strategies for Building and Sustaining a Successful Engineering and Consulting Company
This third article in the Business of Geotechnics series addresses stragegies for building and sustaining an engineering and consulting (E&C) company that employs geoprofessionals....

The Dirt on Your Future Employees: Undergraduate Education in the U.S.

Exercise, Motivation, and Employee Performance

Ten Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results!

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey Standard Report
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practice
The Salary Survey of 2010 is an engineering income and salary survey....

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practices
The Salary Survey of 2009 is an engineering income and salary survey....

Geo-Diversity: Improving the Retention of Women in the Workforce

Mentoring's Effects on Employee Retention

Lesssons Learned from Experience Dealing with Risks of Extreme Events: Part II
For every known IS vulnerability, there is a matching countermeasure. However, we do not know all IS vulnerabilities. The following tasks are geared towards identifying IS vulnerabilities,...

Recruiting
This chapter discusses recruiting and offers advice on how to more effectively recruit new, quality civil engineers. Topics include recruiting via the internet, job fairs, and employee...

Compensation and Benefits
This chapter discusses compensation and benefits for employees. Included is a figure demonstrating employee expectations for various benefits and compensation packages....

Small Business Report: The Home Advantage
Allowing at least some employees to work from home some of the time can help small businesses improve their ability to hire and retain talented engineers who are demanding flexibility....

Preparing for a Slowdown
The economy may not be heading for a downturn, but it is likely to slow in 2001 if early results are any indication. Smaller businesses are often hardest hit by slower growth, but there...

Succession Planning Pays Off
If your company hasn't yet put a plan in place to transition from its current ownership and leadership to the next generation, now is the time to start. When planning to offer...

Designing a Web Site
With the advent of prepackaged software programs that practically set up a Web site by themselves, small engineering firms may assume that designing and operating a Web site is a snap....

When To Sell
For owners of small firms, deciding to sell the business they've founded or owned can be gut-wrenching. But some owners find it's a good way to transfer ownership...

The Berlin Local Transport Company (BVG): A Part of Berlin
Public transport was in existence in Berlin for more than 150 years. Buses, trams, and underground trains were combined in a single company, whose initials BVG became part of Berlin. As...

Building a Sound Company Culture
For small companies just starting out, the priorities are often generating business and completing the work on time, on budget, and in accordance with applicable standards. In the process...

The California Experience
With a terrain that ranges from the highest mountains to the lowest deserts, from salt marshes to beaches, from sierra to plateau, the natural environment that challenges the California...

The Economics of Beach Nourishment in Delaware
This study provides a detailed examination of the benefits of Delaware's ongoing nourishment program, and examines the incidence of benefits to those who live within and outside of the...

 

 

 

 

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