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Three Steps to Creating and Supporting a Diverse Workplace Environment

RCS Influencer Trent Cotney says that companies need to have a commitment to diversity, non-discrimination, and non-harassment in their workplace.   In light of the current labor shortage in the industry and the national conversation sparked by the #Metoo movement regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, never before has the importance of embracing and fostering… Read More

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Diversity is What Brings Big Ideas to the Table

RCS Influencer Jennifer Stone says that a company that does not bring everyone to the table from all walks of life is a company that is going to struggle to be embraced in the future. This month’s topic on diversity is of course near and dear to my heart. As a woman in our industry… Read More

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Creating Diversity Means Engaging with and Educating Local and Regional Demographics

RCS Influencer Rudy Gutierrez says that underrepresented groups are the future of the roofing industry. In today’s business environment adopting a diversity strategy is very import to the future of an organization. Organizations must take the time to understand their local and regional changing demographics, all with diverse cultures. There is a real opportunity. Underrepresented… Read More

Cell Phones on the Job – What’s your policy?

Are cell phones friend or foe?  They are a valuable tool on the job, but then there is the personal abuse aspect. RCS Influencer Jon Stantz says it’s a two-edged sword. It’s a tough question. Obviously, anytime you are on the phone you’re not physically working. On our projects, six of us have phones provided… Read More

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A Culture of Technology is Important

By Heidi J. Ellsworth. RCS Influencer Heidi J. Ellsworth says that safely incorporating mobile devices on the roof can differentiate your business. In today’s world, we have almost everything on our phone.  The weather, email, text, airplane tickets or sports results, every day we are more reliant on our smartphone.  In honesty, they are not… Read More

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The Hidden Risk: Cell Phone Use on Jobsites

RCS Influencer Trent Cotney says that for worker safety it’s important for contractors to have a cell phone policy. We live in a mobile world. With so many useful and entertaining features, we’ve quickly become dependent on our phones. This can be problematic when it comes to cell phone use and activities that require our… Read More

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With Safety in Mind, Cell Phones are Not Allowed on the Roof

RCS Influencer Rudy Gutierrez, Shell Roofing, says that cell phones have created many safety hazards on the roof. While cell phones have clearly changed our business culture and improved our communications capabilities, it can be a double-edged sword on the roof. Cells phones have created safety hazards and loss of production time throughout the construction… Read More