When the deadlines are burning, they work calmly from morning until evening. They must be skilled, quick and able to cope even in a situation that is not always ideal. They have a lot of work to do, because orders are pouring in during the season and there is no time to rest. And suddenly, as a business owner, you throw in a pitchfork and tell your people to use Stavario from now on. That you need attendance details automatically. And they don't like it very much.
Marcel Růžička works as a foreman in the construction company Stav-idea. He orders material, communicates with workers, works with projects. He alternately works on the construction site and on the computer.
They introduced Stavario in their company about three years ago. „Before the mobile app, we worked classically on a paper notebook system. In them, we recorded arrival in the morning and departure in the afternoon. Breaks for lunch and snacks were taken automatically," Marcel describes.
Do you recognize it? Such a system is as old as the brick itself and common in many buildings. But it's not very practical:
„I have to say that the system suited us. We felt freer with the other guys, that's for sure" Marcel describes.
However, manually recording attendance in notebooks is not ideal for you. The notebook system adds a lot of work to you and prevents you from modernizing, digitizing and making your construction company more efficient. A good solution is offered by Stavario with a simple app for employees and a detailed web interface for company management. It's a great tool for you, now all that's left is a "little thing" - to introduce it to people from the company, to inform them that it will be their daily bread again and not cause a riot.
„At first, the new system seemed to us a bit like clock paper punch system in a factory. But the boss showed us Stavario in detail and explained the reasons why he wants to use it in the company. He showed us how it benefits him and how it will help us," Marcel describes.
You should do the same. Work with it and:
Don't let rumors spread in your business. This will only promote a negative perception of the situation and your people will go into the presentation meeting with an opinion about it and you won't change it.
The worker logs in, enters his arrival, selects the building he will be working on, and takes a picture. Appka welcomes him to work and that's it. This video is perfect for reassuring your people that Stavario is not rocket science.
While you will work mainly in the Stavaria web interface, your employees need a smartphone or tablet to log in to work.
„Builders often mention that their employees don't have smart phones and can't start using push-button apps. But we know that currently about 6 thousand people use Stavario and 29% of them have Apple devices and 71% of users are on Android. So workers own smartphones," describes the founder of Stavario, Josef Beneš, who spent a large part of his professional life among construction workers.
That is why it is ideal for you to find out the situation in your company and to make an agreement with the people who need a smartphone and buy them a business mobile phone. On one construction site, all workers can easily borrow it, who log in one by one and enter their arrival. Each of them has its own login name and PIN. Stavario works just as well on a tablet. The latter is more pleasant especially for older employees who have difficulty seeing the mobile phone, or the controls on the mobile phone screen are too sensitive for them.
„Here, it works that way: someone has their own mobile phone, someone's boss bought a business phone. Stavario normally uses a personal phone, but anyone who had an old push-button phone received a more modern mobile phone from the company. It works fine. I have Stavario on my mobile and it doesn't bother me in any way. It's just another app," describes Marcel, an employee of the construction company.
Stavario makes your employees more transparent, for example, overtime, makes it easier to enter vacation or doctor's leave, and helps them when someone unfairly accuses them of losing a company drill or breaking a mixer. That's why it's important that you present the benefits to people in a concise and clear manner.