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The unique challenges of specialty contractors in workforce planning

The unique challenges of specialty contractors

Addressing the challenges of specialty contractors goes beyond general construction needs. Their niche expertise demands detailed workforce planning, tight coordination, and adaptability. Let’s dive into what sets them apart and how they can navigate these unique hurdles. Workforce planning for specialty contractors Specialized Skill Sets Required Specialty contractors require individuals with skills tailored to specific

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Drag and drop allocations with the Available People Widget

Located in your projects, the Available People widget provides a list of team members with the availability you need for the project and a one-step allocation process where you simply drag people from the list directly onto an unfilled project role. What’s even better? You don’t even need an unfilled role. Just drag your team members and we’ll build a role for them.

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The cost of money

We know construction has faced a myriad of challenges over the past couple of years brought on by the pandemic. The industry grapples with turbulent prices, a scarcity of skilled labor, and rising borrowing costs. It goes without saying that this leads to rising construction costs, skewed project timelines, and the inviability of projects. 

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Budget vs. Planned Cost Widget

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The Budget vs. Planned Cost Widget, located in each project in Bridgit Bench, helps to better understand how your staffing plan compares to your budgeted labor costs. The widget pulls cost rates at an individual level, or uses default cost rates (in your settings), to ensure the widget displays accurate cost information that updates in real time if changes are made to the staffing plan.

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The Roles Page | Bridgit Bench

The Roles page in Bridgit Bench provides a consolidated overview of every unfilled role across your account. You can quickly apply people, project, and group filters, and select a time interval that keeps you ahead of any urgent labor demands. The best part? The Roles view is also available on mobile, making it easy for your field leaders to request the labor they need to support their projects.

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Better business decisions with Bridgit Bench 

Modern contractors thrive when making data-driven decisions. One of the biggest question marks in terms of quality data in construction revolves around the workforce, its availability, and where it needs to be. Using spreadsheets to make key business decisions about allocating people to jobs, communicating updates, and forecasting future labor demands is like trying to juggle underwater, it just can’t happen.

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