NUCA Addresses Retention of Employees at 2007 NUCA Expo

Thu December 07, 2006 - Midwest Edition

Carol Ann Caccioppoli will speak at the National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Utility Construction EXPO ’07, Feb. 11 to 14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

Her General Session presentation—“The Employee Turnover Epidemic in Construction and How To Stop It”—is scheduled for Feb. 14.

The construction industry has the second highest employee turnover rate in the United States. Turnover of this magnitude is bound to negatively impact project deadlines and product quality, as well as increase the often overlooked indirect costs of negligence and inexperience. Since today’s workforce is rapidly changing, how do you keep your best employees? In addressing this question, Caccioppoli will provide insight into why workers leave and why they stay and outline solutions that will work in the labor-intensive environment of the utility construction industry.

Director of Retensa, a New-York-based firm dedicated to addressing the social and economic impact of employee turnover, Caccioppoli is an Organizational Development professional with more than 18 years of experience in both business and academics. As a learning and development professional specializing in retaining employees, she has enabled firms like KPMG LLP, Chevrolet Motor Division and Costco to benefit from the implementation of her mentor programs, communication plans, customized applications, management skills and recruitment/retention solutions. Caccioppoli also works within her community and nonprofit organizations to assist disadvantaged entrepreneurs start their own businesses, and train young adults in high school and college in leadership skills.

Formerly an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hofstra University, she is currently a member of the adjunct faculty in the GOAL MBA program at Adelphi University.

Owned and operated by the National Utility Contractors Association, EXPO ’07 also will feature a trade show, professional education sessions and networking events.

To purchase exhibitor space, call Cheryl Stratos of IAS at 703/212-7745.

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