Get them talking: Who is the least experience member of your crew?  Do you have any new-hires or first-year apprentices working for you? How are they doing?  Who is really showing potential… and who may not make it? Keep them talking: What was it like for you when you joined the trades?  Who made a difference for you by coaching, encouraging (or giving a kick in the ass)? What if we knew it was vitally important that these new hires figure it out… what if someone told us these apprentices were the ones who’d be paying for our retirement?  Would we treat them differently?