Videos: Benefits of GoContractor’s Data Archiving Feature to Rehire Reliable Workers

Viewing Worker Profile/Data Archiving from GoContractor on Vimeo.

It is the responsibility of any company hiring contractors to do all the research required to discover whether or not someone can be trusted to carry out the work involved. GoContractor’s data archiving feature can be used to make this an easier process.

Some of the reasons why unskilled labor is more likely to be a problem for any companies hiring workers in the heavy industry, include:

  • The low level of skilled workers available for a lot of the most common tasks, e.g. plastering, using machinery such as forklifts or power drills.
  • The number of day laborers often hired for tasks such as transporting materials, cleaning job-sites etc.
  • Day laborers are often needed straight away if a project is running late.

This video discusses the main benefits of using this data archiving feature to easily search through past users, hiring the right person for the job and having them on-site fast. If past workers were not suitably trained or reliable to carry out the work involved, the Traffic Light System is a     simple feature that can be used to keep an understandable record of their performance level, providing them a with red, amber or green symbol.

While rehiring reliable workers is more of a problem in the heavy industry, some of the reasons why it is such an important issue to deal with, include the level of accidents and injuries occurring. For example, non-fatal injuries occurring in the transportation and warehousing industry account for 5.2 out of every 100 workers and is due to a lot of the common machinery often being used by unskilled workers, including equipment for moving packages, such as forklifts, pallet jacks.

Use GoContractor’s data archival feature to keep track of workers, determining whether or not they are reliable to hire again.

Jenny Snook

Jenny Snook is content executive at GoContractor with the job of researching the latest health and safety trends in the heavy industry. Her past-experience includes the research of large museum collections such as the Louth County Museum, many from the industrial age.