At larger roofing companies, you might have employees that never get on a roof, visit a job site, or touch a shingle. That doesn’t mean that those workers shouldn’t have an idea of what the rest of your company does all day. Educating employees about your company’s core competency is never wasted effort, even if their particular role has little to do with it. Giving all your employees the vocabulary, hands-on experience, and knowledge of your industry will help align them with your company’s goals and improve their working lives. Read on for details.
If you pay attention to news out of the roofing industry, you know that two themes dominate the headlines. Labor shortages and hefty fines stemming from the absence of fall-protection and injuries. Providing fall protection and new hires is a job for other companies, but as a solutions-oriented company, we want to share how our technology can address some of the industry's major concerns.
It is no secret that there’s a labor shortage in our industry, the jobs numbers released last week show employers scrambling to fill positions. Publications in our industry have been bemoaning this fact for the better part of a decade, since home construction bottomed out in 2011. And while there are many great ideas on how to address the issue: incentivizing young people to enter the industry with new technologies and higher wages, re-establishing trade schools as an alternative to college, and keeping experienced contractors from aging out of the workforce, we have yet to start to turn the tide. This week we’re going to discuss this issue a little more in depth, and talk about how technology may be the answer at all levels of the issue.