Until 20 years ago, few researchers paid attention to the role of emotions in negotiating—how feelings can influence the way people overcome conflict, reach agreement, and create value when dealing with another party. Now - when we talk about negotiation, we’re really talking about the soft skills underlying the ability to negotiate effectively. A leader in this space at our Company is Branch Manager, Ian Switalski. His expertise guides the unpacking of the difficulties of negotiation, the soft skills necessary to negotiate effectively, and even what to do when someone gets frustrated while negotiating.
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Unidos/United: The Story of an Employee Resource Group
22:48How do people make a difference in an organization? For many it’s by joining an Employee Resource Group. These groups gather together based on shared characteristics and life experiences, but they’re open to anyone. They provide support, enhance career and personal development, and create a sense of belonging. One of our leaders in the Florida business units took it upon herself to do just that for the Company’s Hispanic population and those who want to ally with and support this demographic. Idalmis Roman, HR Business Partner, joins us today to talk about what it takes to start an ERG.
Leading At Scale
31:58We talk a lot about leading teams of people, but what about leading leaders? With us today to unpack what it means to lead leaders is Harper Limbach President, Nick Angerosa who explains his take on leadership and what it takes to strategically lead a multimillion dollar business.
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What Gen Z Wants in a Career
29:05The generation of technology, DEIB, and an accelerated career path is with us in the workforce. Generation Z entered the working world recently and brought with them an expectation that we’d all do well to consider: can we do it better? faster? And more efficiently? Here to help us figure out how that mindset plays out in this early stage of their career are two members of our organization who consider themselves to be in Generation Z.
EMBRACE: Belonging in Business and Beyond
32:24Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB)… all words you’ve probably heard more frequently in the past 5 years than ever before in your life. But like with anything new, you probably have some questions. Some good news? We have answers. Gretel Swartz, Learning Program Manager and the Vice Chair of the 2023 Embrace Forum, is here to share an overview of what these words mean, how they impact our business, and to debunk some common misconceptions. Learn how Gretel and her peers are prioritizing our People as we move forward with the Embrace (DEIB) Forum, Embrace Committees, and Employee Resource Groups in 2023.
Safety Week 2023: More Than Just a Priority
29:58Safety Week is a globally recognized week amongst construction companies. As one of the founding members, Limbach has, in many ways, shaped the way safety is perceived throughout the industry. In 2023, Limbach has some exciting things planned for Construction safety week in keeping with the national theme of Strong Voices, Safe Choices. Here to tell us about it and what safety means to us, is the 2023 national safety chair, Rob Sudz. Join us as we make safety more than just a priority - it's who we are.
Negotiating Here, There, Everywhere
32:43Until 20 years ago, few researchers paid attention to the role of emotions in negotiating—how feelings can influence the way people overcome conflict, reach agreement, and create value when dealing with another party. Now - when we talk about negotiation, we’re really talking about the soft skills underlying the ability to negotiate effectively. A leader in this space at our Company is Branch Manager, Ian Switalski. His expertise guides the unpacking of the difficulties of negotiation, the soft skills necessary to negotiate effectively, and even what to do when someone gets frustrated while negotiating.
A Sharpened Pencil to Write Limbach's Legacy
28:18Why do people stay at this Company? Dianne Rodgers, our Wellness Manager, talks about what it's been like working for Limbach for 45 years! Beyond learning how to pronounce the Company's name properly, her story gives us practical ways we can foster employee satisfaction and retention today.
Fulfilled at Work, Blessed at Home
30:20We all have something that gets us out of bed in the morning and off to work, but you may be surprised by how many people don't find work to be that motivating factor. When you're unfilfilled and disengaged from work, you're quietly quitting. Coined in 2022, this phrase "Quiet Quitting" has taken social media by storm and it has reared its head in businesses all over the world. Find out how you can combat this movement in your organization by listening on Limbach Unlocked.
An Acquisitions How-To
25:04Wouldn't it be nice if there were an acquisition how-to? What better way to know if two companies integrating cultures, policies, procedures and people than by going to the people themselves. In this episode we talk about Limbach's latest acquisition - Jake Marshall. Rick Pollard, now Branch Manager of Limbach’s Jake Marshall branch, tells us what it's been like integrating with Limbach since being acquired in December of 2021. His perspective sheds light on the challenges and benefits Jake Marshall has faced and the long, illustrious history the company has had in the great state of Tennessee. Check it out here!
Sharks, Bees, & Augers... Oh My!
34:56What are your worst fears? Humans naturally recognize hazards to us and our survival. But why? And how? And what can we do about this? Hazard recognition is the name of the game in our company and this industry, so on this episode, we're hearing from a hazard recognition expert: Keith Snead, our Ohio Safety Director. Listen in to learn more about how we can change our own mindset and by extension the Company, and our Industry by becoming more aware.