Technology in the Workplace:
Finally, it’s important to note the role of technology in the construction industry and in the lives of my generation. Members of Gen Z have often been referred to as “digital natives,” which points to how comfortable we are with technology. However, technology also carries an innovative spirit that is attractive to many of us. Technology helps transform a career of the past into something of our generation—and of generations to come. In order to be successful at hiring construction workers, it’s essential to embody the modern work environment, and technology can help you get there.
This means connected, cloud-based software, digitized data and workflows, automation, data analytics, machine learning and AI, robotics, drones, and so much more. What it doesn’t mean is working with manual processes where there doesn’t need to be: pen and paper; data collection or sharing that requires multiple, cumbersome steps and extra work; doing things “the way they’ve always been done,” when faster, more efficient processes exist—and can be easily implemented.
In addition to construction technology being an attractive signal of a modern environment, it is also essential to the construction industry as a whole. For more on how technology is changing construction and what it means for contractors, visit The Future is Now: Why Connected Construction is a game Changer.
Hiring construction workers in today’s economy is a huge obstacle for many in the industry, but by following the key points outlined above, you can gain a head start on the competition, and recruit the workforce of the future. Best of luck and happy hiring!