workforce planning

How data can help optimize your workforce planning

Many general contractors in the construction industry simply don’t have the tools in place to understand what the makeup of their workforce actually is. If that sounds familiar, you’re in the right place. Organizations likely don’t have the tools to easily access their workforce data, metrics, or workforce analytics to be able to effectively assess and manage the experience, productivity, output, and skill sets of their workforce. According to FMI 95% of all the data captured in the construction industry goes unused. That’s leaving a lot of potential knowledge, and money, on the table.

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5 things to consider before assigning a team member to a new project

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.

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Top 3 cloud-based tools for construction workforce planning meetings

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.

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What is construction resource planning?

The construction industry is no stranger to resource planning, but it tends to have multiple meanings depending on which general contractor you’re talking to. For some, types of resources might include machinery and equipment, while for others resource means strictly their workforce. In fact, we recently ran a survey with general contractors to gain some insight into what they were searching online when looking for tools to manage their workforce allocations.

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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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