For specialty contractors, a large portion of success hinges on the ability to field the right team for the job. From managing multiple projects to dealing with skills shortages, the challenges are abundant. A key to navigating these challenges lies in effective workforce planning. Knowing who you have, what they can do, and where they can best be assigned.
Traditionally, the construction sector has favoured a siloed approach to its teams, with each one keeping its cards close to the chest. This defensiveness is worth questioning, especially as building methods evolve and the industry gets better acquainted with new technologies. Is operating in silos still an effective strategy, particularly when it comes to planning your most valuable resource – your people?
Whether you’re a project manager seeking to fine-tune your staffing strategies, or a company executive looking for ways to improve overall efficiency and profitability, this article is for you.
Finding ways to merge Operations and HR is a counterintuitive and powerful approach to not only becoming more efficient, but to understanding how your most important asset, your people, is used, and developed.
When it comes to long-term planning, it’s vital that your workforce data is visible to your Operations team, your HR team, and Business Development. Being able to merge these functions around your workforce will help you make decisions that steadily grow your business.
If you ask most contractors if they’d like to share their resources across multiple locations, the answer is generally “yes”. So why doesn’t it happen that often?
Migrating to a new construction workforce planning tool may seem daunting, but with modern technology, implementation can be straight forward. Optimizing your workforce planning processes and gaining an operational edge compared to your competitors will set you up for long-term success.
When the construction backlog drops, efficient and productive resource management can make the difference between keeping a project profitable and putting your projects at risk. This article explores some of the ways construction resource planning can help as project bidding becomes more competitive.
This article is going to list some of the best-in-class software used by our customers and the construction industry as a whole to help you improve your processes around project management, estimating, HR, workforce planning, as well as sales and marketing.
As the construction industry continues to move forward and embrace the digital transformation of their core processes, putting a focus on data analysis as a skill set will continue to become more important for all leadership and construction management positions. Construction is making the effort to shift from manual processes to cloud-based, automated software and technology. That shift will inevitably result in a wealth of project and workforce data being captured from every phase a project goes through.