When it comes to construction, there are a lot of success factors involved. Using high-quality materials, building speeds, implementing on-site efficiencies, more technology usage, putting proper safety protocols in place, and most importantly – keeping a skilled workforce on staff. Not having the right amount of workers is challenging enough. But not having the right type of skilled workers needed to complete a project can dramatically slow down or bring an entire job to a halt.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the construction industry was already facing workforce staffing challenges along with the uncertainty of project timelines and budgets. Throughout 2020, many workers left the industry altogether and don’t plan on returning. By 2022, the U.S. Department of Education estimates that 4 out of 10 construction workers will retire by 2031. Needless to say, the labor shortage is predicted to continue well into 2022 and require construction companies to continue to adjust and provide skilled workers a safe, organized, well managed jobsite.
To help you manage the construction labor shortage in 2022 and retain your workforce, we’ve put together 5 success factors to implement as soon as possible.
Our workforce visibility solutions can give you a clear view into your workforce and keep workers happy. Always know who’s on a job site, have the ability to obtain accurate reporting for timesheets and payroll, and create a centralized workforce database that’s available 24/7.
Being overly communicative is key. Communication methods like mass text messaging on the Eyrus platform can help you keep your workforce aware of changes, safety issues, major announcements, evacuations, and more all in real-time.
Be better prepared for whatever comes next by having solutions in place now. From proximity tracking and contact tracing solutions to compliance reporting, you can quickly and easily keep your workers safe with a plan in place.
Proactively understanding where staffing issues could pop up and planning ahead to quickly address them is more than a good idea. While it won’t help you find the workers you need, it can help you meet your productivity goals.
Keeping your jobsites safe during construction and after hours is more important than ever. With our Access Control security solutions you can make sure the right people are in the right places, at the right time, all with the right access. With Eyrus, you get an amazing level of workforce visibility that you can act upon in real-time.
In these uncertain times, it’s important to know that you don’t have to navigate the construction labor shortage alone. Contact the Eyrus team here, or reach out to KnowMore@eyrus.com to help ensure your success throughout 2022 and beyond.
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