Wake Up Call: Minimizing the Impact of Retirement on Your Facility Team

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With the Great Resignation making headlines, and the pandemic still around, scores of legacy facility maintenance leads and technicians are leaving the workforce. Couple these trends with a third -- a global labor shortage -- the time is right to address a theme that’s impacting facilities teams nationwide: retiring staff.
We will share a 45-minute Best Practices from the Field presentation with a 15-minute Q&A. The presentation will be conducted by David Trask from ARC Facilities.

Facility teams face constant change. With the pandemic contributing to industry retirements and resignations, facility teams are left with a knowledge shortfall. As senior team members leave, building info is lost. Often when emergencies strike, the memories of the most tenured technicians are relied upon to react when it counts. How do you decrease the impact of team losses quickly and seamlessly?
One way to quickly minimize the impact of retirement is through capturing information before they leave including locations of shutoffs, all historical as-builts, O&M’s, equipment locations and emergency plans.
The problem is most facilities haven’t figured out a way to search, share and update this information because the bulk of these documents are scattered throughout facilities, stored in messy plan rooms or on hard drives with limited access, leaving technicians in the field unable to perform their jobs efficiently.
With fast access to facility information, both new hires and legacy employees are on equal footing when dealing with daily maintenance and emergencies. Valuable time isn’t lost explaining how and where to find things. This helps teams be proactive vs. reactive when it really counts while also providing more time to complete work orders and speed up training new staff.

Start Time:

3/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

End Time:

3/31/2022 9:00:00 AM

  1. Discover best steps for succession planning
  2. Gain an understanding of the importance of instant access to building information for facility maintenance teams
  3. Utilize technology for operational efficiency
  4. Demonstrate how emergencies escalate in the absence of building info
  5. Compare/contrast hard copy and digital document organization vs traditional methods of searching for facility information

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