In many industrial sectors, including oil, gas, and construction, experienced workers (especially Baby Boomers) are retiring with fewer younger workers to take their place. As “The Great Crew Change” continues, smart companies need to adapt to the unique needs of younger workers, especially the Millennial workforce. The same tactics that worked in the past won’t necessarily work in today’s environment. How can companies step up their efforts to recruit Millennials for critical roles in the rotational workforce? How can they recruit these valuable, trained employees and keep them on board?
When it comes to remote worksites in the oil and gas industry, or on isolated construction sites, lodging options are few and far between. It is common practice for employers to provide their workers a per diem for housing expenses, and let it go at that. That approach saves money, but it comes with a big catch; workers often have few options except for inadequate accommodations, a long drive away from the job site. These long commutes have a major effect on sleep, job performance, and, most importantly, safety.
No one wants accidents. No one wants to see workers injured. No one wants to see valuable equipment ruined. No one wants delays and reduced productivity. Yet workplace accidents are a real risk at remote oil and construction sites. Timetables are tight and the work is dangerous. Are workplace accidents inevitable? The answer is a […]
How Can Workforce Housing Prevent Substance Abuse? When companies consider housing options for the rotational workforce, whether on a construction site or an oil field, price is a critical consideration. It might seem to save money in the short term to give workers a housing stipend, and let them find housing on their own. But […]