Investing in Foremen Helps Them Grow More and Retain Talent
HCSS, a leading provider of innovative software that helps heavy civil businesses streamline their operations, is hosting their first Users Group Meeting (UGM) targeting foremen. Attendees to the UGM, which will be held Dec. 20, 2021, at the HCSS headquarters, will assess a foreman’s level of usage of HCSS product features and industry knowledge. Attendees leave with a toolset to help them attain the next level.
“HCSS solutions empower field leaders with technology to address the workforce shortage and other challenges,” says Mike Rydin, CEO, HCSS. “This UGM will focus on how digitizing processes can help foremen make better decisions and invest in their future by helping them grow professionally. This event is a trailblazer to empowering the field.”
The meeting begins with an assessment of how many activities each foreman has been equipped and empowered to manage well using software in the field, level 1 through level 5. HCSS will assess foremen sophistication in the areas of:
- Documentation: Good quality information captured digitally in the field for immediate access across the entire project team and improved reporting.
- Payroll / Job Costs: Digital capture of all job costs for daily visibility.
- Production Planner: Planning ahead using HCSS HeavyJob's tools.
- Project Controls: RFIs, submittals, and jobsite issues recorded digitally and easily accessed from the jobsite.
- Safety / Skills: Digital toolset for JHAs, observations, near misses, incidents, safety meetings, skills and certifications, equipment inspections, and more.
- Digital Plans: Staying in sync on digital plans annotated with photos, as-builts, etc.
- Crewmember Software: Gathering data from operators and other crew members.
- Follow the Data: Understanding how data from the field impacts decisions, reporting, and other departments within the company.
Then, sessions will focus on teaching foremen the necessary skills and features to become one level more advanced in their use of field software. Attendees will learn how to use HeavyJob, HCSS Safety, HCSS Plans, and HCSS myField in conjunction to improve their productivity and make better decisions in the field.
“Because foremen can boost productivity and increase efficiencies when equipped with the proper tools, we plan on offering more sessions in 2022,” adds Rydin.