Your construction roster — it’s how you know who’s on your team, what their skill sets are, where they reside, what project they’re currently on and how they perform. And sure, initially setting up a roster seems easy; but keeping it updated can be extremely challenging.
People data is the information that fuels the accuracy of your roster. The mishandling or lack of people data can have catastrophic results for organizations. To be effective, this data has to be up-to-date and accurate, informing current projects and providing insight into past and future initiatives.
Arcoro and Procore have come together to give contractors some advice on how to keep a construction roster updated and accurate. Take a look below at some of the top takeaways below.
1. Tracking Certifications
One of the most important pieces of people data in construction is certificates. Knowing who is skilled and qualified in different areas can be just as important as having insight into your workers’ availability.
On many high-compliance projects, specific requirements are necessary for each worker, and staying up-to-date on certifications means the job can stay on schedule. Supervisors and field resources alike receive notifications in Procore when a certification is coming up on its expiration date, so there’s no reason for any employee to be uncertified at any given time. Knowing in advance about upcoming recertification allows for minimal schedule disruption. This visibility removes potential frustration and lack of communication so that everyone is on the same page.
2. Geographic and Visual Worker Tracking
Another pain point for some organizations is simply confirming that workers are on the job, especially when there are multiple active projects across a wide range of job sites. Arcoro provides contractors with the ability to visually confirm workers are onsite. When field resources clock in via the mobile app, they snap a picture to confirm they made it to the project. This selfie, paired with geolocation tracking, minimizes time fraud and keeps teams onsite and on schedule.
3. Workforce Planning Gantt Views
A tried and true feature in construction tech — the Gantt chart — has made its way to the digital world. Procore’s Workforce Planning Gantt view allows contractors to accurately forecast with week, month and even year-long lookaheads. The team knows exactly how many employees are needed, what certifications or background checks they might need, as well as jobsite information and costs. With accurate information constantly updated in real time, the Gantt view provides a familiar look with a much-improved and more holistic view of a company’s projects.Between Arcoro and Procore, your team can get — and stay — ahead of the game.