From recruiters with limited subject matter knowledge, to hidden markups, high turnover, illegible & ‘ghost’ (fraudulent) timesheets, inaccurate invoices, and a lack of transparency on project spend, the resourcing industry for construction is outdated, expensive and prone to error.
“We find ourselves paying higher fees for less able workers and our project performance is suffering as a result. KPIs within quality, safety, cost, programming and reputation are all effected by this and things need to change”
– Alan Babbage, Dyer & Butler
But finding skilled people quickly, outdated systems, and an admin & compliance heavy workflow aren’t problems unique to the construction industry. We recently partnered with Dyer & Butler to see how our smart hubbado resourcing technology that has seen great success in the IT, project management, business & UX/UI sectors could also help improve performance and reduce wastage & inaccuracy for their Canary Wharf construction projects at South Quay Plaza (SQP) and Westferry Printworks.
The main advantage of applying our resourcing technology to construction is moving away from paper based & error prone processes to a simple online hub where all contracts, timesheets & CIS ready invoices can be managed and controlled for all subcontractors and multiple projects. Accuracy is higher and “the workforce finds it fun and easy to create profiles, complete time-sheets and keep a better handle on their earnings”.
Finding skilled people quickly has also become less of an issue because Dyer & Butler can now search a large database of available tradesmen and workers and filter by certifications & skills to find the right talent and they can contact them directly from their online profile. They can easily rehire great people and book up their favourite workers in advance too.
The other advantage is having a better handle on spending with an online dashboard that lets you set spending limits, issues warnings, analyses monthly spend & allows you to interrogate labour costs to improve future planning. The markup is transparent, with no hidden markups, and much lower than agency costs too.
We’re looking forward to seeing what future features we can develop at hubbado to further optimise Dyer & Butler’s business performance in the future.
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