How to retain good BIM people
Reading the latest BIM salary guide report has led me to think about how you can avoid the expensive process of replacing good talent…
Rising salaries are going to tempt your stars. If you look after them properly you are going to increase the likelihood they will stay when shiny opportunities elsewhere are thrown at them.
What does ‘look after them properly’ mean? Very simply, the 3 R’s:
The best practice I have seen is at the companies investing time in understanding individual aspirations and mapping BIM career paths accordingly. Exciting career paths that respect, recognise and reward effort, achievement and competency.
Use the BIM Career Ladder to assess current competency and give your stars a clear career action plan – with salary upgrades as they improve. All the levels in the BIM Career Ladder align with the latest salary guides.
And, make sure to promote whenever you can. Too many companies are losing good talent because they don’t think they have the option to promote. But you do. If you look at the BIM Career Ladder and the Salary Guide you can see there are multiple levels within each role. Most companies do not appreciate the difference between a ‘competent’ BIM Coordinator and a ‘proficient’ one. This can have a big impact on an individual.
Promotion has 5 key benefits:
2: Self esteem
With only 4 or 5 roles in the old BIM world it was a challenge. With 19 in the BIM Career Ladder it is much easier. So, save money and look after your good people!
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