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Workforce Management
Construction glossary

What is Workforce Management?

Workforce Management, in the context of the construction industry, refers to the systematic process of optimizing the efficiency and productivity of a construction firm’s workforce. It entails a wide variety of tasks including scheduling, job assignment, labor demand forecasting, tracking employee attendance, and balancing workloads among employees. Crucially, it also involves ensuring that the right set of skills are properly allocated to the right projects, adhering to project timelines. Workforce Management acts as a vital tool for minimizing unnecessary costs, boosting employee morale and hence, propelling a sustainable business growth. Its effectiveness is often measured through key performance indicators related to cost, time, quality, and safety on a construction site. It is pivotal in coordinating staffing needs, reducing overhead, and driving strategic decision-making in the rapidly evolving and complex construction industry environment.