4 Contractors Use LaborChart to Navigate COVID-19 Workforce Challenges

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COVID-19 forced Swinerton to remake the field and office at the same time.

Jesse Jones, regional solutions manager with Swinerton, worked with his teams to find safe solutions to keep projects moving forward. The administrative staff piloted administrative resourcing and project managers focused on labor retention. 

The administrative staff utilized LaborChart to understand what it would look like as some of their team worked remotely. 

“We set up special categories for a return-to-office scenario,” Jones says. “We could plot who was in the office when and make sure our headcount stayed below where it should be.”  

As part of their goal to continue operating safely, Swinerton turned to LaborChart to track the labor in the field. The key was understanding exactly who was receiving assignments, so Swinerton could also be positioned for success as conditions changed. 

“We were trying to keep as many guys going as possible,” Jones says. “So, we would have the workforce we needed when things opened back up.” 

A digital workforce management platform allowed Swinerton to see what was possible in real-time. Engineering News-Record noted that “firms will have to adjust to new realities and limitations,” and part of adapting to that new reality is turning to digital solutions. Accordingly, LaborChart has seen a spike in usage during COVID-19 as contractors look to communicate more directly with remote teams. 

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PCI Strengthened Connections With Improved Communication   

Pat Roth, a Senior Vice President, Interior Division of Performance Contracting Inc., needed a better way to connect with the field. In the past, PCI had to physically mail a flyer or enclose a note with an employee’s paycheck; but LaborChart enabled Roth to send a video message as a link in a text message to 6,000 workers. 

“We successfully rolled out our first video communication using LaborChart QR codes,” Roth says. “It’s the first time we’ve been able to reach the field directly from the leadership of the company.” 

Read Our Case Study About Contractors’ Innovative Uses of LaborChart 

Want to learn more about how LaborChart is helping contractors navigate COVID-19? We have two more inspirational stories from Duro Electric. and W. Bradley, Inc., in this case study

Discover how LaborChart is improving connectivity and enabling contracting firms to re-envision workflow between the office and the field. Keep your team safe and ready for the next challenges and opportunities. Reach out to us today.

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Allison Carroll is the VP of Brand at LaborChart. With a background in digital strategy and B2B content marketing, Allison's passion is helping brands tell a memorable story. As the daughter of a former EVP of construction at a large general contracting firm, Allison understands just how hard contractors work and is driven to provide each one with inspiration and guidance on how to improve workforce management.

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