Workforce Planning and Employee Satisfaction in Construction

August 1, 2023

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In construction, workforce planning and employee satisfaction are crucial for the success of a project.

It's no secret that employee satisfaction directly correlates with a company's project success. Companies of any industry that invest in their employees tend to be more successful.

We have compiled the five most common happiness creators and downers for your staff.

The five most common happiness creators:

  1. Clear and reliable planning - Employees want to know what is expected of them and when. Good planning helps them use their time more efficiently and avoid stress.
  2. Adequate equipment - Construction workers need the right tools to do their job well. Sufficient equipment leads to more productivity and satisfaction.
  3. Recognition and appreciation - Every employee wants to know that their work is important and valued. Acknowledging their performance can be a great motivator.
  4. Training and career opportunities - Employees want to grow and develop. An opportunity to learn new skills and pursue a career can increase their satisfaction and loyalty.
  5. Fair remuneration - Employees want to be paid fairly for their work and feel that their remuneration matches their performance and abilities. Insufficient remuneration can lead to frustration and demotivation.

The five most common downers:

  1. Lack of support from superiors - Employees need support from their superiors to do their job effectively. Lack of support can lead to frustration and feelings of overwhelm.
  2. High stress and pressure - Stress and pressure are inevitable aspects of construction, but when they become too high, they can lead to burnout and illnesses.
  3. Lack of development opportunities - Employees want the chance to develop and advance their career. Lack of development opportunities can lead to boredom and dissatisfaction.
  4. Unclear instructions - Employees need clear instructions to do their job effectively. Unclear instructions can lead to errors and frustration.
  5. Lack of work-life balance - A good work-life balance is important for the well-being of employees. Excessive workload and insufficient leisure time can lead to burnout and demotivation.

In summary, workforce planning and employee satisfaction in construction are closely linked.

With planr, our goal is to increase employee satisfaction in the long term, as we know that efficient workforce planning can contribute to all tasks being carried out effectively and efficiently and each employee being able to use their strengths and abilities profitably.

Learn more about our online planning tool planr at

Shqipe Azizi / Marketing & Communications Specialist at codeto

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