Workforce planning is an incredibly important part of construction planning. It’s not just a matter of assigning available people to projects that are in need. It involves creating a workforce strategy that ensures you have the best team for the project while also taking into consideration experience, teamwork, and project priorities. Let’s examine some of the different things you should consider before assigning an individual team member to a new project.
Many tools have been recently developed that not only allow you to plan and communicate your workforce allocations effectively, but to also optimize your workforce plan by leveraging experience, availability, project histories, future forecasting, and scenario running.
We’ve launched Employment Dates to give you the ability to set hire and termination dates, as well as periods of unavailability for team members that can’t be allocated to projects for an extended period of time.
It’s inevitable that at some point you’re going to encounter times when individuals, and maybe even your whole team, are unable to physically attend your manpower meetings. The good news is that we live in a time when technology and cloud-based software solutions have improved our ability to meet with team members remotely.
Bridgit Bench has launched robust filtering that can now be leveraged when allocating a person to a project. You can now filter by any custom people field, here is quick walkthrough of the allocation filtering to help improve your construction workforce planning.
Workforce planning is a key element to any business, but yet many people don’t even know what it is! If you don’t know what strategic workforce planning is and, therefore, aren’t using it in your business – you are seriously missing out. In a world where profit and efficiency are critical to a construction company, you obviously want to do everything you can to maximize these and grow your business in the future.
If you are new to the world of human resources or even business in general, you might not know much about resource management (or project management), what it is, and why it’s important for every company to utilize. While the term might seem a little bit vague and undefined, resource management is actually pretty easy to understand.
Looking for a Microsoft Project alternative? Here are a few popular options for construction professionals to consider.
Workforce management is a complex aspect of human resources that works to ensure that a company has the necessary team members doing the right things at the right time. The main point of workforce management is to increase the productivity and efficiency of your employees and ensure that they aren’t wasting time on time-consuming tasks that can be automated or streamlined.
There has been endless business research done that suggests that most companies are well aware that an effective communication plan has an incredible impact on project outcomes and overall workforce management.