Harvard Business School: Don't Underestimate the Importance of Quality Labor

In recognition of Labor Day, we at the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (The Builders) recommend reading an article from the Harvard Business School regarding the importance of quality labor.

"Labour quality cannot be defined by just two or three parameters like attitude and sincerity towards work," the article reads. "It should also measure domain knowledge, soft skills like leadership and managerial quality, creativity, and the ability to learn and adapt to the changing environment."

The construction industry demands that work is done by quality labor. This article outlines the attributes of the workforce we provide through the various craft unions in our region. And as the article outlines, those qualities are the hallmark of productive labor.

Don't take shortcuts with your workforce. Specify that the contractor use only professionals trained through a state-accredited apprenticeship program and who take part in regular continuing education training. For more information, contact Kevin Reilly, Executive Vice-President of The Builders at (330) 539-6050, or email at

Click here to read the article.

Happy Labor Day!