The labor shortage that’s impacting the construction industry does not have to be the end of the line for your business, thanks to steady strides in technology. Construction software is constantly being developed to improve what construction companies do best, while providing solutions for the challenges.
1. Promote Tech-Savvy Communication
Communication is an important factor in recruiting the next generation of skilled labor. Time wasted on unanswered phone calls and frustrating email chains can be remedied with workforce management software. The up-and-coming workforce is accustomed to having a mobile device in hand and being instantly updated about all the important aspects of their day. Why should their work life be any different?
Digital communication can be a major recruiting point for employers, letting prospective workers know they’re staying a step ahead. This can also help retain current employees by allowing them to easily contact their supervisor and have insight into their assignments. By streamlining communication, providing real-time updates and taking advantage of a holistic view of your team, you can use construction software the right way and unlock new opportunities.
2. Increase Accuracy and Eliminate Workforce Misallocation
Say goodbye to handwritten human errors. Construction accounting software can improve accuracy and ensure every dollar is allocated appropriately. This,in turn, clarifies the budget for potential new hires. Construction software takes the ‘he said, she said’ guessing game off the table by providing a thorough record of a project’s history from pre-construction to close out. Keeping your skilled laborers working is the name of the game and you can increase retention by simply keeping your workforce busy, happy and aligned.
3. Improve Safety with a Data Hub
Keeping workers safe on the job is a priority, but it can be difficult to track who’s up to date with training and certifications. Nearly 35% of first-year workers are injured on the job due to lack of training – an avoidable statistic. A focus on safety is what new workers want and software is here to help. Cloud-based construction software can identify laborers’ skillsets and qualifications so your leadership team can leverage this helpful information, retain current workers and provide training as needed. To continue taking care of your people, you can adopt human resources software and house employee feedback that can be analyzed for retention strategies. HR Executive advises your workforce should be “enabled, empowered, and supported” by workplace technology.
Welcome to Team Software
In this competitive market, will you be Team Software or Team Shortage? The decision is yours, but can be the difference between success and throwing in the towel.
LaborChart, Procore, Arcoro and Foundation Software have teamed up to create a whitepaper that highlights strategic ways your company can fight the labor shortage with the help of construction technology. If you’re ready to leverage technology to attract and retain the best talent, download the labor shortage whitepaper to learn more about how the top construction software companies are equipping you to combat the labor shortage.