It’s been over a full calendar year since COVID-19 disrupted lives across the world. Companies of all sizes rapidly switched into remote work life, quickly leaving the office hustle and bustle in the dust.
With health and construction worker safety as the number one priority, keeping employees updated on when the official “return to work” would happen turned into a long-running, “oh yeah sure” moment. From “we’ll be back in the office in 14 days,” or “it’s looking like possibly a month” to, “you better cancel your travel plans this summer,” and ultimately ending in shrugs and uncertainty. Pivoting, finding flexible solutions, staying digitally connected and over-communicating are just some of the methods that have kept businesses moving forward in these uncertain times.
Many Eyrus customers took advantage of Axon and Apex tools to help their teams stay safe by limiting interactions and person-to-person contact with BLE hardware and paperless reporting.
Now with the adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine, and some regions of the United States seeing infection numbers stabilize or dwindle, the new question is, how do you bring your construction workforce that has been fully remote for over a year back into the office or worksite safely? As an industry built around collaboration and hands-on teamwork, construction has been one to watch in the return-to-work space.
The construction industry has had multiple different variations of back to work over the last 6-8 months. Some trends we’ve noticed are office employees switching off weeks to give ample space for social distancing, enhanced cleaning, and monitoring of contact tracing. At first, construction worksites had some of the same issues as offices, but from those we’ve encountered, the majority of worksites are back up and humming with OSHA-sanctioned COVID-19 protocols in place.
Another trend is the fact that many employees may not want to give up their new remote work lifestyle. This means companies are going to have to embrace more flexible work environments to retain and attract top talent. Remote Hybrid or Remote Optimized are terms that are being used to adequately describe the new ways of working that are being considered by companies of all sizes across almost all industries. However, in construction, working remotely sometimes isn’t an option. For example, what do you do when 300 to 1,000 people are needed on one worksite at the same time?
The Eyrus construction workforce management software is cloud-based for easy access on or off-site, any time. This means no matter what your unique situation or COVID-19 protocols are, your employees that need to be on-site can safely keep working like a well-oiled machine thanks to real-time tracking, management, communication, and reporting tools. The best part? You can significantly reduce the number of phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings from daily schedules with enhanced levels of construction workforce visibility insight.
Some of the real-time Eyrus construction workforce visibility solutions include:
As the construction workforce continues to make progress getting back to normal, we’re here to help you keep your projects moving forward whether your team is remote, on the worksite, or using a hybrid approach. While we can’t predict the future (at least not today), our experienced team can help you be better prepared to handle whatever comes next, now.
Learn more about how our flexible solutions could help meet your specific construction project challenges as your company returns back to work – contact the Eyrus team here, or reach out to KnowMore@eyrus.com.
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