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2018 Workforce Survey Results

Indiana Results
Total responses: 32, but number varies by question. Percentages are based on responses other than “Don’t know”
for each question.

1. In the next 12 months, do you expect your firm will hire additional or replacement:

Yes, for expansion Yes, for replacement only No


100% 3%
90% 13% 20%
80% 35% 38%

70% 23%
60%
27% 15%
50%

40% 83%

30% 57%
46%
20% 38%
10%

0%
Hourly craft personnel Hourly office personnel Salaried field personnel Salaried office personnel

2. How would you describe your current situation in filling salaried and hourly craft positions?

We are having a hard time filling some or all 72%


positions 63%

25%
We are having no difficulty filling any positions
9%

3%
We have no openings for positions
28%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Craft Salaried
3. What has been your firm’s experience this year in filling the following types of salaried positions?

BIM personnel (5 firms) 60% 20% 20%

Project managers/supervisors (29 firms) 55% 10% 7% 28%

Estimating personnel (29 firms) 55% 10% 10% 24%

Engineers (13 firms) 38% 23% 15% 23%

Quality control personnel (17 firms) 35% 6% 12% 47%

Safety personnel (26 firms) 23% 8% 4% 4% 62%

Environmental compliance professionals


17% 83%
(6 firms)

IT personnel (16 firms) 13% 13% 13% 63%

Software/database personnel (5 firms) 40% 60%

Architects (2 firms) 100%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Compared to one year ago, filling position is more difficult


Compared to one year ago, filling position is the same
Compared to one year ago, filling position is less difficult
Hired without difficulty
Employ but didn't try to hire this year
4. What has been your firm’s experience this year in filling the following types of hourly craft positions?

Concrete workers (14 firms) 79% 21%

Electricians (4 firms) 75% 25%

Pipelayers (7 firms) 71% 29%

Sheet metal workers (3 firms) 67% 33%

Laborers (26 firms) 65% 4% 4% 23% 4%

Equipment operators-cranes, heavy


64% 9% 23% 5%
equipment (22 firms)

Cement masons (8 firms) 63% 38%

Truck drivers (22 firms) 59% 5% 27% 9%

Pipefitters/Welders (9 firms) 56% 22% 22%

Carpenters (15 firms) 53% 7% 7%

Mechanics (17 firms) 53% 18% 12% 18%

Installers-drywall (4 firms) 50% 25% 25%

Bricklayers (2 firms) 50% 50%

Traffic control personnel (11 firms) 45% 18% 36%

Millwrights (6 firms) 33% 33% 33%

Iron workers (6 firms) 33% 17% 33% 17%

Installers-other (3 firms) 33% 33% 33%

Plumbers (4 firms) 25% 25% 50%

Roofers (1 firms) 100%

Painters (2 firms) 50% 50%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Compared to one year ago, filling position is more difficult


Compared to one year ago, filling position is the same
Compared to one year ago, filling position is less difficult
Hired without difficulty
Employ but didn’t try to hire this year
5. Do you expect any changes in the availability of hourly craft or salaried personnel over the coming 12 months?

43%
It will become harder to hire
38%

33%
It will continue to be hard to hire
24%

20%
No change
34%

0%
It will continue to be easy to hire
0%

3%
It will become easier to hire
3%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Hourly craft Salaried

6. How would you rate the adequacy of the local pipeline for supplying craft personnel who are:

Well trained/skilled 38% 41% 19% 3%

Able to pass drug tests 30% 37% 30% 3%

Able to pass background checks 3% 50% 47%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Poor Fair Good Excellent


7. Is your firm losing hourly craft or salaried personnel to other employers? (Totals may add to more than 100%, as
respondents could mark more than one answer.)

45%
Yes, to other construction firms
37%

28%
Yes, to other industries
17%

52%
No
53%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Hourly craft Salaried

8. Has your firm increased pay and/or benefits for hourly craft or salaried personnel in the last year because of
difficulty in filling positions? (Totals may add to more than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

40%
Yes, our firm increased base pay rates
45%

30%
Yes, our firm provided incentives/bonuses
24%

Yes, our firm increased our portion of benefit


7%
contributions and/or improved employee
benefits 14%

No, but we are considering increases in pay 10%


and/or benefits in the near future 10%

No, and we are not considering increases in 13%


pay and/or benefits 14%

3%
We did not seek to fill any positions
7%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Hourly craft Salaried
9. Has your firm added or increased use of the following to provide workers in the past year? (Totals may add to more
than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

Unions 71%

Engaged with career-building program (e.g., high


54%
school, college, career & technical education)

Engaged with government workforce development or


39%
unemployment agency

Executive and non-craft worker search firm or


36%
professional employer organization

Sub- or specialty contractors 18%

Applied for employee-based visas (e.g., H-1B, H-2B) 11%

Staffing firm (craft) 7%

No changes 18%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

10. Has your firm made changes in hiring, training or scheduling to address worker or skill shortages in the past year?
(Totals may add to more than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

Interns 46%

Initiated or increased in-house training 43%

Overtime 29%

Changed hiring standards (e.g., education, training,


11%
employment or arrest record)

Augmented/mixed/virtual reality training devices 0%

No changes 29%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
11. Has your firm adopted or increased use of the following to replace workers or skills? (Totals may add to more
than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

Labor-saving equipment (e.g., drones, robots, 3-D printers,


29%
laser- or GPS-guided equipment) (please specify)

Methods to reduce onsite worktime (e.g., lean construction,


virtual construction such as BIM, offsite fabrication) (please 21%
specify)

Added specialists (e.g., architects, BIM or lean construction


personnel, drone or other equipment operators, data or IT 4%
personnel) (please specify)

No changes 57%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

12. If your firm is experiencing staffing challenges, how would you describe the impact on your projects? (Totals may
add to more than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

Costs have been higher than we anticipated 50%

We have put higher prices into our bids or contracts 29%

Projects have taken longer than we anticipated 29%

We have put longer completion times into our bids or


18%
contracts

Completion times or costs have been lower than we


4%
anticipated

No impact 14%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
13. If your firm is experiencing staffing challenges, how would you describe the impact on your company's safety and
health program or performance? (Totals may add to more than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one
answer.)
Increased number of
19%
reportable injuries and illnesses
Increased number of
jobsite hazards (physical and/or behavioral) 19%
identified in inspection reports
Increased number of
10%
workers compensation claims

No change 74%

Decreased number of
0%
reportable injuries and illnesses
Decreased number of
jobsite hazards (physical and/or behavioral) 0%
identified in inspection reports
Decreased number of
0%
workers compensation claims

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

14. Please indicate which of the following types of construction projects your firm performs: (Totals may add to more
than 100%, as respondents could mark more than one answer.)

Building construction 41%

Highway and transportation 63%

Federal and heavy 41%

Utility infrastructure 31%

Other 9%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
15. When you self-perform construction work, do you operate as a union contractor or an open-shop contractor?

We always operate as an open-shop contractor 3%

We primarily operate as an open-shop contractor,


0%
but not always

We primarily operate as a union contractor,


6%
but not always

We always operate as a union contractor 88%

We do not self-perform or
3%
directly hire craft personnel

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

16. How many total employees does your firm employ at all of its locations?

1-49 16%

50-249 38%

250-499 28%

500-999 3%

1,000 or more 16%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

17. Estimate the total dollar amount of work your firm performed during the past 12 months.

$10 million or less 19%

$10.1 million-$50 million 31%

$50.1 million-$100 million 19%

$100.1 million-$500 million 28%

Over $500 million 3%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
18. What percent of your employees are in each of these categories?

0% 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-99% 100%

Women 4% 93% 4%

Veterans 12% 81% 8%

People with Disabilities 60% 40%

Formerly incarcerated individuals 33% 67%

White, non-Hispanic 4% 7% 22% 63% 4%

African American 11% 89%

Hispanic 26% 70% 4%

Asian 48% 52%

Native Americans/ indigenous groups 62% 38%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%