OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF MANPOWER IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

IN A RELATIVELY SHORT SPAN OF YEARS, HIGHWAYS HAVE BECOME A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CANADA AND, AS A RESULT, THE BUSINESS OF BUILDING HIGHWAYS HAS BLOSSOMED INTO AN IMPORTANT INDUSTRY IN ITS OWN RIGHT. WITH THIS GROWTH IN IMPORTANCE, IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT WE REVIEW OUR RESOURCES AND, WHEREVER NECESSARY, PROVOKE THE INTRODUCTION OF WAYS AND MEANS WHEREBY THEY CAN BE USED MORE EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY. IN PARTICULAR, WE SHOULD LOOK CLOSELY AT HOW OUR PRIME RESOURCE, MANPOWER, IS BEING UTILIZED. THE PROCESSES OF EQUIPPING, TRAINING AND MANAGING, ALL HAVE A DIRECT BEARING ON PERFORMANCE, AND EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SEE THAT OUR MANPOWER IS USED AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE. JUST HOW WELL ARE WE MEETING OUR RESPONSIBILITIES? THE EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT WE COULD DO MUCH MORE THAN WE ARE TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF OPERATION AND BRING STABILITY TO THE INDUSTRY. A STABLE INDUSTRY MEANS A STABLE WORK FORCE AND A STABLE WORK FORCE IS VITALLY ESSENTIAL TO A HEALTHY INDUSTRY. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Simpson, D H
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00200691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 211-215
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 1 1994 12:00AM