5 Ways the Jobsite Has Changed

In the months since the pandemic began, job sites have changed dramatically for tradesmen. Both safety measures and changes in the economy have altered the industry, meaning construction workers are returning to the job to find a much different world than they left. As your sites begin reopening, here are five changes your company may notice and implement.

1. Additional health and safety measures

Additional health and safety measures are a logical change, considering everything that is going on around the world. To keep teams safe, precautions are being taken at job sites to make sure they are clean. Measures may include checking temperatures, sanitizing all equipment, and adjusting shifts to have fewer people on site at the same time. Masks, gloves, and additional hand sanitizing options will also be seen more frequently.

2. Video calls when possible

Project planning meetings with clients and team members will likely remain virtual for some time. As with most industries, anything that can be done remotely is shifting that way, meaning even construction meetings will look different than before. In some situations, virtual tours of sites are also being done.

3. Shift in projects

Project demand will increase by industry and by type of project. Certain project types will likely be in high demand such as converting offices from open concept to traditional as a safety measure. The medical and healthcare industries will likely see an increase in demand for construction projects as well. Even as states begin to reopen, certain businesses remain closed or are not looking to renovate or move until they are beyond the pandemic. Office projects may grow as those with more open concepts need to readjust to meet safety procedures. As people continue to order online versus shopping in person, warehouse and distribution projects are likely to be in demand as well.

4. Offices remaining remote

Even with workers back on site, the office and administrative employees will likely continue to telework. Especially with the goal of keeping people on site low, having these team members at home allows the job to continue with the maximum number of workers possible. Fortunately, technology makes staying connected easier than ever.

5. Increase in project time

Under the current circumstances, projects will take more time. With social distancing in place and both projects and shifts more staggered, the speed of completion will be slowed. Workers will continue to do their best, but the reality is things are different now. Old timelines will need to be updated to reflect current conditions.

What can Trade Management do for you?

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Self-Improvement – Upgrade Your Skillset Today for a Successful Tomorrow

It does not matter where you are in your trade career today – you should always be thinking about tomorrow. This is not about looking for new jobs, rather focusing on self-improvement to upgrade your skillset, so you are ready for whatever comes next. Consider these four reasons to pursue upskilling.

1. Help you stay up to date with the latest trends.

With new techniques being released frequently for your trade, focusing on learning them can help you stay up to date. The way you complete a task may work, but there is value in discovering new ideas and methods to do something, especially if it increases productivity and efficiency.

2. Make you more employable.

Being dedicated to finding and mastering these new skills and techniques makes you highly employable. Not only do you bring the rest of your talents, but you are also showing an employer your dedication to your career and being a top tier professional. It is advantages like this that can give you the edge over your competition.

3. Improve job security

Once you have a job, you can increase the likelihood of keeping it even longer. If your employer knows your passion for self-improvement and sees the results in the skills you bring to work every day, you have a better chance of job security. While nothing is guaranteed in any field or career, building skills is an important step to give you the best chance.

4. Gain perspective

Sometimes doing similar work day after day can make life seem monotonous. It is not that you do not love what you do, just that you are looking for a boost. In learning new skills, your job remains fresh and new every day. Your perspective shifts to thinking about what else there is to master and how you can bring it to your job to improve what you are doing.

Take your skills to a new opportunity with Trade Management today.

We recognize the skills necessary for today’s construction and skilled trade workforce and want to connect you with the right opportunity. Contact us today to find out more about how Trade Management can help your career.