HCSS solutions can help contractors be more efficient, so they don’t have to hire as many people. When contractors deploy digital transformation solutions, they become leaders in their space, with greater efficiencies and the ability to hire more easily, the company stated.
The Associated General Contractors of America’s 2022 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey of more than 1,000 firms across the United States showed contractors were optimistic about the market for highway and bridge construction, federal construction projects, warehouse construction, and healthcare facilities. Seventy-four percent of respondents reported their firms would expand headcount in 2022.
“Despite significant challenges with labor availability, material costs, and supply chain disruptions, contractors are focusing on improving efficiencies throughout their operations and empowering employees with technology that maximizes productivity so the workforce can do more, with less,” said Tom Webb, vice president of strategic initiatives & customer relations. “What was leading-edge technology is now middle of the pack. Contractors need to evaluate their technology stack and deploy new digital technologies that create efficiencies and drive value to become leaders in their space. As a leader, it is much easier to hire skilled workers because they want to work for winners.”
According to the report, “Contractors are taking steps to cope with these challenges. They are adopting new technologies designed to bring efficiencies into their operations.” HCSS software helps businesses meet these labor shortages by automating processes that double or triple the productivity of the current workforce. HCSS helps contractors bid more work with HCSS HeavyBid and double the productivity of project managers and foremen with HCSS HeavyJob.
With HeavyJob, those in the field are empowered to do more with access to the data they need. With HeavyJob available on a tablet or smartphone, foremen cut their data entry time in half and gain instant feedback on daily productivity goals. Employees are empowered to record their hours with HCSS myField.
From recording safety observations to monitoring meter readings and sending maintenance requests, myField improves efficiency and productivity from the field, office, or jobsite. HCSS Safety eliminates paper clutter so workers spend more time in the field.
“HCSS software addresses the labor shortage, allows foremen to make faster and better decisions, and speeds reconciliation of job and project costs so that contractors boost productivity and increase efficiencies to gain a competitive edge,” added Webb.