We have all seen the headlines. The Great Resignation is underway. Many experts say that this shift results from a lack of cultural engagement in the workplace. As research shows, employees want to work for and will stay at companies where they feel a sense of belonging and can make a difference. People are attracted to companies that are aligned with their values, create connection, care about their concerns, and give employees the autonomy to improve their work environment.
U.S. Engineering Construction (USEC) fosters a culture with deep-seated, community-driven values. We engage with community-minded organizations, including There With Care, CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties, and Food Bank Network of San Luis Valley, encouraging our team members to volunteer time and resources, because these organizations lift-up those who are most vulnerable. Recent events in Boulder County have generated even more needs in our region. In this newsletter, we feature a story about how we answered the call to help our neighbors after the Marshall Fire.
As an industry sponsor of the CM Cares program, USEC partners with Colorado State University’s Construction Management program to mentor college students while serving those in need. By volunteering with CM Cares, our team members promote experiential learning and team building through community service. CM Cares projects are focused on upgrading the accessibility of homes for those who are disabled. We donate construction materials, labor hours and funding, so the improvement can be implemented with no cost to the recipients. Read about our most recent CM Cares project volunteer efforts here.
Many of our clients – including healthcare organizations, K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, and even manufacturing and logistics corporations driving the supply chain – elevate the common good. During the Covid-19 pandemic, their contributions to communities around the country are valued even more than ever. Over the past two years, our project teams and trade workers have been building projects for these customers to bolster our economy and offer services to our neighbors and society at large. At USEC, these projects bring meaning to our lives because they give us a sense of purpose each day. Read more about how U.S. Engineering and our partners showed our appreciation for those working on the frontlines this past month.
As we grow as a company, we support the career development of our project team. Our executive team is dedicated to welcoming new team members and coaching the next generation of leaders, allowing our people to reach their full potential. Read about how John Marlow’s contributions to the organization and as a mentor to his team led to his promotion to Vice President of Project Development.