resource planning

How to run a remote workforce planning meeting

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.

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What is 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.

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Off the Bench – 5 Questions for Grey Cup champion and Ontario Construction Secretariat CEO, Bob Bronk

In a five-season career with the Toronto Argonauts (1982-86), Bronk won a championship in 1983 and was named an All-Star in 1985. In the years that followed, he moved from the gridiron to the executive arena. Since October 2017, he has been the CEO of the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).

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What is construction resource management and why is it important?

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.

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Off the Bench – 5 Questions for Hall of Fame NHL forward Mike Gartner

Until this season, only seven players had scored over 700 goals in NHL history, fittingly, they are joined by No. 8. With every shot that Alex Ovechkin rips past a hapless goalie, he climbs higher in the record books and breaths life into the legacy of prolific players that have come before him, as well as the ones that lie ahead.

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Off the Bench – 5 Questions for former NHL goalie, current NHL Network analyst, brand creator, and ambassador, Kevin Weekes

12 seasons and 1 Stanley Cup Final appearance later, Kevin Weekes hung up his pads in 2009. Not yet 35, retirement wasn’t going to be filled with golf and lazy weekends at the cottage, Weekes was set on his building his brand from the broadcast booth to the boutique. Bridgit recently spoke with Weekes about his business interests and motivations.

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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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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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Improving communication in your organization

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 construction workforce management, or WFM. The Project Management Institute has written a report that quantifies the impact that ineffective communication can have on projects, their outcomes, and the overall success of the business.

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