Your workforce is your greatest asset, but effective workforce management is a top challenge for construction businesses today. From the qualified worker shortage to rightsizing your business to employee recruitment and retention, there is a lot to balance. Luckily technology, particularly integrated technologies, can play a vital role in helping you manage your people and processes. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of integrated HR solutions and how technology vendors can work together to deliver a first-rate user experience.
The Right HR Solutions
A robust human capital management (HCM) solution and other HR technology tools can streamline HR functions and reduce the time spent on administration. HCM solutions help contractors effectively manage their people resources and easily react and adapt to the changing needs of the business. Technology can also automate many key HR functions beginning with the essential steps of recruiting and hiring.
Utilizing the right HR technologies encourages greater visibility and collaboration throughout the recruitment process, and the time saved by automating processes allows you to take a more strategic approach and concentrate efforts on important aspects such as the interview process. This helps ensure you’re finding the best fits for your organization.
HR solutions can also help with onboarding, so employees experience a smooth transition into their new roles. It can also provide employees with a single self-service portal where they can manage their own day-to-day HR tasks and access all HR-related information (e.g., time and attendance, pay slips, expense reports, company policies, updates, time off requests, and schedules). Streamlining personnel processes helps reduce costs, saves valuable time, and provides employees with a greater sense of autonomy.
Benefits of Integration
Integrating HR solutions with other construction technologies delivers even greater benefits, including increased efficiency, better decision making, and higher employee satisfaction.
Integrating HR solutions with technologies such as project management, time tracking, and financial management solutions can help automate tasks, resulting in less manual data entry, and reduced errors. Streamlining workflows can also contribute to optimized resource management, improved project timelines, and cost savings.
Informed decision making
Integrating HR solutions with other construction technologies provides access to important HR and workforce data. By analyzing this data, construction companies can track performance trends and gain valuable insights. These insights help in making data-driven decisions, which contribute to better project outcomes.
Higher employee satisfaction
Utilizing integrated technologies can also help improve employee satisfaction. Self-service portals empower employees to access and manage relevant HR information and help reduce administrative burdens. When integrated with other technologies, employees are equipped with the tools they need to complete their jobs as effectively and efficiently as possible. Having these technologies in place also contributes to greater collaboration across the organization and helps create a more pleasant work environment where teams are given the support they need to succeed.
Overall, integration can help you optimize your HR processes while improving overall efficiency, productivity, accuracy, and decision-making capabilities. Construction firms that are leveraging these benefits can improve project delivery and cost control, achieving greater business success.
Uniting the Industry
At Sage, we know that it benefits everyone when technology vendors work together. We’ve long championed better integration and a more standardized approach to construction technology and are involved with organizations such as the Associated Builders and Contractors Tech Alliance and the Construction Progress Coalition.
We strongly believe in the power of choice, allowing construction businesses the freedom to select the right mix of solutions that address their unique needs. That is why we have an open API and offer a growing number of technology integrations through the Sage Intacct Marketplace.
A Strong Partnership
Arcoro is a long-time trusted technology partner; we offer an integration between our leading financial management solutions (Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate and Sage 100 Contractor) and Arcoro’s industry-leading cloud-based HR management software. Our partnership helps our joint customers maximize their technology investments and overcome workforce challenges through automation, allowing HR teams to be more strategic about how they hire, manage, and grow their workforce.
Integration data points between Arcoro’s Onboarding and Core HR modules and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate and Sage 100 Contractor helps streamline many key functions, including HR administration, compliance, and reporting. HR teams can collect employee information digitally and sync it with Sage 300 or Sage 100 to maximize efficiency and minimize risk. This creates paperless, compliant processes for tracking and managing employee information between the jobsite and the office.
In order to thrive in the current landscape, it is essential for construction businesses to adopt HR best practices and take advantage of the benefits that integrated solutions deliver. Our partnership with Arcoro provides another way we can help construction firms manage their businesses more effectively. Together we are committed to helping the industry unlock the power of integrated technology to build a strong workforce and deliver the next generation of construction projects.
About the Author
Dustin Stephens is Vice President of Construction and Real Estate at Sage. He is a dynamic construction software executive with more than 25 years of experience serving the industry. Dustin is responsible for go-to-market strategies and building partner and customer programs for Sage’s construction business in North America. He is keen about driving healthy change in construction through technology.