construction resource planning

5 benefits of effective construction workforce planning meetings

When executed properly, manpower meetings are one of the most effective ways a general contractor can keep their operations team aligned on project allocations, capacity planning, and overall workforce management. These meetings are where information is shared, feedback is offered, strategy is discussed, and most importantly – decisions are made.

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5 video conferencing tools to try for your next remote workforce planning meeting

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way that construction manpower planning meetings are done. This article will explore some different options for video conferencing to ensure you still maintain high level communication and visibility during your remote construction manpower planning meetings.

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Capacity planning for optimized workforce management

Capacity planning is one of the pillars of great construction resource management. Ensuring you have enough people for your projects at any given time can be the difference between profitable projects and finding projects suddenly at risk. It’s no easy task to juggle your entire workforce while being mindful of your project timeline, but if you’re ultimately looking to turn a profit on every project… it’s time to start juggling.

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Top 4 custom fields our clients use to track projects

In addition to the standard features of Bench, our customers have the option to track as much information on their projects as they would like, with up to 80 custom fields available. Custom fields are easy to create and edit. During onboarding, we work with you to determine what custom fields you’d like to use and create them for you. However, it’s very easy for you to edit existing fields or add new ones, with many different types of fields to choose from. You can make custom fields mandatory or optional, private or public.

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3 tips to successfully prepare for your next workforce planning meeting

When it comes to manpower meetings, the last thing any general contractor wants is to have drawn out, unorganized meetings that result in ill-informed construction workforce planning being pieced together. Especially when gathering your full operations team for a meeting is likely creating the most expensive meeting your organization can have.

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What is construction workforce management?

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.

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Release Notes: Reporting

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.

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Why you should look ahead when managing your resources

With a reduced workforce, the construction industry is constantly faced with the challenge of doing more with less. Being able to recognize when it’s time to take on new projects, or when it’s time to expand your team is paramount for thriving in an increasingly competitive industry. With most companies opting to use spreadsheets and whiteboards to manage their workforce, it’s no wonder why so many operations teams struggle when it comes to identifying gaps where a new project can fit into their workforce plan.

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