3 Construction Workforce Engagement Tips That Work

The current labor shortage in the construction industry is a sign for companies to take a closer look at their current strategy for hiring and retaining talented workers. In a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, researchers found that 70% of contractors find it difficult to meet project deadlines because of the persisting labor shortage. In an industry where the workforce can make or break a company, these workforce woes need to be addressed before employee turnover can impact a firm’s bottom line. …

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5 Best Apps for Construction and Remodeling Businesses

In today's tight labor market, it’s a challenging time to be in the construction and remodeling business. In order to attract more qualified workers, construction and remodeling companies need to raise hourly wages or invest in training programs to develop employee skills. Every efficiency you gain in productivity is invaluable. Fortunately, there a many technology solutions available ranging from employee time and attendance to drones that can boost productivity and lower costs.  There are other helpful construction apps that reduce the time and effort it takes on nearly every construction-related task imaginable, from soliciting and comparing bids to holding safety meetings for employees. Here are five of our favorites. …

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Contractors rebuild after Hurricane Michael

The Timesheet Mobile family has sadly watched the devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael that brought devastating flooding, strong winds and storm surge to the coast of Florida on October 10th.We extend our deepest sympathy to all of those who have lost family members and have been affected. Insurance losses due to Michael are estimated between $8-11 billion. As you rebuild, we offer our full support to our colleagues and customers in the region. If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Michael you can find assistance resources here.…

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5 ways data can revolutionize construction

  Data was recently described by the Economist as the ‘oil of the digital era’. Few could deny the fact that data is already a priceless resource for almost every type of industry. The construction sector is, of course, no exception. …

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The Essential Checklist for Keeping Homeowners Safe at a Job Site

Safety should always be top of mind in the homebuilding and commercial construction industry, which is why all responsible builders take safety training for their mobile workforce very seriously. But workers aren’t the only ones at risk on the job site. Homeowners can get injured too. There’s nothing worse for a construction project manager than seeing a client get hurt as part of the project they’re paying for. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce this risk.…

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What Can Contractors Do to Help After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma?

Like others across the United States, the Timesheet Mobile family has sadly watched the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At the same time, we continue to be inspired by the countless acts of heroism and selflessness on the part of those involved in the emergency action plans. First responders and thousands of citizens from all over the country have pitched in and volunteered their time and services to help people and animals find safety amid the chaos. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of those who have been affected. As you rebuild, we offer our full support to our collegues and customers in the region.…

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3 Ways to Communicate More Effectively With Spanish-Speaking Employees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. workforce has doubled in the past two decades. In fact, Hispanics and Latinos now make up approximately 17 percent of the 150 million employed people in the United States. And that number skyrockets when it comes to the construction industry, where nearly 30 percent of workers are of Hispanic or Latin descent. …

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Five Ways to Manage Employees at Multiple Job Sites

From an employee’s perspective, there is plenty to like about working at rotating job sites. The tasks are constantly changing and no two days are the same. Work day start and end times vary, and projects also come and go. While this provides a lot of excitement and diversity for the worker, what’s it like from a manager’s perspective?…

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