HCSS automation software helps businesses meet labour shortages
HCSS says that the company's solutions can help contractors be more efficient, so they don't have to hire as many people.
The 2022 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey from AGC of over 1000 firms across the US 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 labour 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, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Customer Relations at HCSS. "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 labour shortages by automating processes 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. HeavyJob is available on a tablet or smartphone where they can gain instant feedback on daily productivity goals. Employees are empowered to record their hours with HCSS myField. From recording safety observations to sending maintenance requests, myField improves efficiency and productivity from the field, office, or job site. HCSS Safety eliminates paper clutter so workers spend more time in the field.
"HCSS software addresses the labour 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," adds Webb.