workforce planning

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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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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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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Release notes: Project Gantt enhancements

Meetings have taken the working world in North America by storm. In fact, there are roughly 25 million meetings per day in the US alone. It’s estimated that more than $37 billion dollars are spent on unproductive meetings each year.

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Construction software and the new workforce plan

With an influx of software solutions being adopted by the construction market, it’s surprising to see that the pace of change is yet to be applied to people and workforce data. Fundamental shifts in technology create changing expectations of your workforce – but equally important changing expectations from your workforce.

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Off the Bench – 5 Questions for 1972 Summit Series hero Paul Henderson

There are three goals that define Canada’s glory in international hockey. Each generation has their own memory of a hero, whose shot lit the red light and sent the country into unbridled elation. Before Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” – Vancouver 2010, and Mario Lemieux’s late wrist shot – 1987 Canada Cup, there was Paul Henderson’s winner against the Soviet Union to capture the 1972 Summit Series.

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