In this ever-evolving climate surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, R&R is committed to delivering as much information to our readers as possible. From disinfection application protocols to liability insurance to business management and everything in between, you can hopefully find answers here!
Now, more than ever, it’s a “buyer’s market” for labor with workers having the power to choose the organization, culture and job opportunity they want to “buy.” Your task is to be sure that your business entices the right employees to want to buy it over others.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has already created and accelerated a host of challenges for the construction industry, including a skilled workforce shortage, rising material costs, supply chain disruptions, jobsite shut-downs, additional health and safety protocols and new government regulations. The forthcoming ETS only adds to this long list of concerns," the statement read.
John Downey, executive director of CIRI, joins us to talk Healthy Buildings America 2021. The theme of this year’s conference, scheduled for Jan. 18-20, 2022, is “Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice – In the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond.”
The updated guidance expands information on appropriate measures for protecting workers in higher-risk workplaces with mixed-vaccination status workers, particularly for industries where there is often prolonged close contact with other workers and/or non-workers.
If restorers don’t embrace some of the same cost-saving measures as the service industry post-pandemic, they may find themselves taking a back seat to national conglomerates and franchise groups that are already moving in this direction.
While this article is just a snapshot of the data captured in R&R’s 2021 State of the Industry study, the trends largely continue to be the same. In addition to biggest challenges, third party administrators, spending habits and future predictions, this year we explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on restoration companies.
By taking cleaning and disinfection seriously, it helps enable employees and visitors to feel safer while also reinforcing the seriousness with which the organization addresses the health and well-being of all occupants.
Last year, Paul Davis of Greater St. Paul and Minneapolis worked on a major fire damage restoration project for a senior living (age 55+) condominium association community. In addition to the regular challenges of a large loss fire job – from mitigation through reconstruction - the project presented additional difficulties posed by COVID-19, as the residents were considered high risk.