New Partnership with HCSS
HCSS partners with BuildWitt to Help Solve Workforce Issues in the Dirt World
NASHVILLE, TN - HCSS joins BuildWitt to help solve the workforce issues the construction industry is facing. With a dwindling recruiting pool, companies can’t keep crews fully staffed to meet demands, and the problem is only growing with time.
The two companies will combine their resources to bring awareness to the issue and help companies access solutions to meet their specific needs. They will be exploring multiple projects over the next few months including ways to integrate or share content between the HCSS Academy and the BuildWitt Training platform.
HCSS is the trusted leader in estimating, operations, and fleet software. Since 1986, HCSS has been helping customers dramatically improve their business with solutions to support the entire life cycle of their construction projects.
“We're always looking for new ways to empower our customers with the right tools, knowledge, and training. We hope this partnership with BuildWitt will not only help our customers get more access to the information they need to get the most out of their software, but also to solve some of the most pressing issues in their business and the industry,” says Admir Hadziabulic, Senior Vice President of Services at HCSS.
Since 2018, BuildWitt has been addressing common workforce problems by providing media and marketing services to companies in the Dirt World (i.e., infrastructure, earthmoving, utilities, site work, demolition, mining, materials, heavy equipment dealers, and supporting vendors). In 2022, BuildWitt launched a training platform with over 500 microlessons. The company’s next step is establishing partnerships with other organizations driven by the same mission.
“We’re excited about the potential this partnership brings. HCSS has been serving the Dirt World industry for decades, and a big percentage of the industry uses their software to run critical parts of their business. Working together, we can improve training for the current workforce in the field and in the office while also attracting and training the next generation” says Dan Briscoe, President at BuildWitt.
BuildWitt has identified six primary causes for the workforce shortage: aging workforce; individuals choosing college instead of trades; record demand for infrastructure; fierce competition for workers from other industries; poor perception of blue-collar work; and different mindsets and desires among today’s younger generation.
The company will strategize with each new partnership to address one or more of the specific root causes of the workforce shortage.
“We don’t claim to have all the answers or solutions. What’s missing isn’t an effort or intent to solve the workforce problem—instead, it’s a cohesive effort,” says Aaron Witt, CEO at BuildWitt.
Founded by Aaron Witt, BuildWitt began building a better Dirt World in 2018 by giving people in the construction and heavy civil industries a voice online through photography and storytelling. Today, BuildWitt helps the industry thrive through software and services that empower companies to train and serve their teams, grow their businesses, and showcase their brands. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, the team has grown to over 75 people committed to making the Dirt World a better place. Learn more at BuildWitt.com.
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