Enhance Training & Onboarding Process with Construction Sub-Contractors
A company is only as good as its employees. This holds especially true as projects are becoming difficult to staff and the construction industry struggles to find enough qualified workers. Now, more than ever, it is vital for construction companies to invest in their employees. Doing so will ensure high quality work, long-term growth, and retention.
Historically, turnover has been an issue in the construction industry. 1 out of 5 construction employees quit within their first year. Experts say that it costs more than twice an employee’s salary to find and train a new employee. Aside from monetary losses, high turnover also affects employee morale and job satisfaction. Turnover shortfalls often persist as symptoms of much larger organization issues. Such issues can include a lack of training and onboarding processes that ensure new employees can adapt, feel part of the team, and see a future with the company. When it comes to avoiding turnover by investing in training and retention strategies, a little effort goes a long way.
One of the best ways to ensure that all employees feel connected to the company is through effective internal communications. eSUB allows the subcontractor to communicate internally with his or her employees, ensuring that everybody is informed and feels a part of the team. Without effective communication employees are left in the dark, resulting in uninformed decisions.
You cannot expect your employees to fully invest in your company if you have not fully invested in your employees. One way to show employees that they are valued is by listening and responding to their needs. Oftentimes, employees who are forced to use outdated tools and processes often grow frustrated and feel like management does not hear or care about their job needs. A project management software solution like eSUB will allow these employees to get their job done with limited to no frustration, which will create higher job satisfaction.
When creating a training and onboarding process, consistency is key. In reality, any construction company is going to have more than one person conducting all training and onboarding efforts. eSUB offers companies a chance to create standard training and onboarding techniques that can be tracked and recorded. This ensures that the same standards are held for every employee and there is no grey area regarding what they were trained on and what they were not.
Open communication channels and collaboration opportunities with colleagues are essential for job satisfaction and employee retention. eSUB aids in this effort by allowing for easy communication and collaboration between and within the field and the office.
Having a training and onboarding program in place will allow new employees to reach their full potential in less time, as well as ensure that those employees stick around longer at your company. Both of these things will greatly impact your bottom line as well as positively contribute to the overall company culture.
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