The Workforce Management Gap

Construction Executive

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 Watch Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Ben Schultz, CEO at LaborChart; Gary Fuchs, senior workforce advisor at LaborChart
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive


Hear real stories from real contractors about real-life workforce management (WFM) success and what it really means in the construction industry. Together, we’ll take a look at workforce management today and what innovative companies are doing to shape the future of WFM and the construction industry.

You might be wondering, what is WFM? WFM is an organizational approach used to optimize employee productivity and efficiency. When done the right way with the right technology, it can include planning and scheduling, data management, analytics, people management, communication and forecasting.

So what does that really mean? In short, it means having the right people at the right place at the right time and using the right data to make those decisions while effectively communicating across your entire organization.

Adopting workforce management in the construction industry enables your organization’s leaders to understand who is on their team, what they’re good at and where they’re working. In addition, it allows you to properly determine how many people are needed for any given project and then ensures you can get the right people on and off projects at the right time.


Ben Schultz is chief executive officer and founder of LaborChart. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the company. Prior to finding LaborChart, Schultz was a fourth-generation electrical contractor who worked in the construction industry for 15 years. He branched out on his own to develop a workforce management platform that could ultimately transform the construction industry.

Gary Fuchs spent 43 years in the construction industry, most notably as VP of construction for Westphal Electric. While at Westphal, Fuchs implemented workforce management standards and best practices utilizing LaborChart, later joining the LaborChart team as senior workforce advisor.