Category Archives: News

What Happens When Teams Fight Burnout Together

happy people at an office meeting

Here’s a vexing paradox. On the one hand, companies are offering more wellness and well-being options than ever before, including mindfulness and yoga classes, nap rooms, and fitness facilities. On the other hand, employee burnout has risen to such a level that the World Health Organization now considers it a workplace hazard. Most corporate well-being offerings are well-intended and potentially […]

Last Planner System® Workshop Scheduled For October

The UMCA will commence the Fall Education Series beginning October 23 & 24 with the Last Planner® System Workshop. Join us at the Utah Career Center on October 23 from 12PM-3:30PM and on October 24 from 7:30AM-11:00AM for this two-day workshop. This course is $200 per attendee, contractors may use what remain of their contractor […]

Utah Career Center Schedules Lineup Of Continuing Education Courses

The Utah Career Center will be hosting a Medical Gas Installer re-certification class on Saturday, November 9, 2019. This four hour class is designed to to prepare attendees for a test that will be held the following week. Additional information including course details, registration, and the final testing date will announced in early October. On […]

Every Business Owner Should Define What Success Looks Like

“What do you mean we can’t pay dividends this year?” Elisa was incredulous. The board of the watch company she and her husband Mark had founded had just reviewed projected end-of-year performance. Usually this meeting was a celebration of another incremental step forward, with moderate growth, no debt, and significant dividends, which Elisa and Mark […]

UMCA 2019 Annual Trap Shoot Registration Now Open

The UMCA will be hosting the 2019 Annual Trap Shoot at the Great Salt Lake Gun Club Lee Kay Center on Thursday, September 26. Join members for an evening of friendly competition complete with a barbecue dinner, door prizes, and awards ceremony. Registration is $55 per person and includes two rounds of 25 targets from […]

2019 DOPL Contractor License Renewal Looming

We want to remind UMCA Contractor Members that this is a license renewal year. The Utah Department Occupational & Professional Licensing requires contractors to have earned 6 hours of continuing education over the past two years, with 3 hours being core and 3 additional hours of professional or core CE credit. Licensees are also required to attend 3 […]

How Leaders Can Ask For The Feedback No One Wants To Give Them

By: Joseph Grenny and Brittney Maxfield Harvard Business Review Tad knew he was losing his hearing. What he didn’t know was that everyone around him knew as well. Tad (not his real name) was a senior executive in a multinational company. Much of his work was done in lengthy meetings with dozens of participants. His […]

UMCA Distributes Collective Bargaining Agreement To Contractor Members

The UMCA recently distributed the most current UMCA-UA Local 140 Collective Bargaining Agreement to UMCA Contractor members. Included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is the current HVAC&R Utah Schedule A and the latest Drug Free Workplace Policy & Procedures. This agreement took effect August 1, 2018 and will be in place until July, 31, 2021. […]