How does labour shortage already impact the industry?
The impact of labour shortage on manufacturers is enormous, such as:
- A negative effect on the growth of the construction and installation sector.
- Unqualified people are not installing correctly, leading to product complaints and reputation damage.
- A growing demand for easy-to-install products and solutions.
- The usage of prefab solutions will change the traditional decision-making unit (DMU). Large off-site producers gain importance.
- More demand for additional services (maintenance, commissioning, training etc.).
What is next?
The labour shortage will not be solved easily, despite all kinds of sector organisations’ efforts to improve the construction and installation image. It will be challenging to create a future workforce for this sector.
For this reason, we expect the following developments in construction and installation companies:
- They will speed up the shift to industrialisation.
- Companies will demand more training and services from the industry to help them do their jobs.
- These companies will also search for products and solutions that will be easier and faster to install and require less knowledge.
- They search for partnerships with suppliers who will take responsibility for the more complex jobs & services.
How does USP help with labour shortage challenges?
With the topic labour shortage in mind, we help our customers to:
- Map out the issues of labour shortage among the key target groups and countries, and foreseen
solutions to deal with the labour shortage through market exploration.
- Talk to professionals and find out how to improve existing products or develop new products to
achieve faster installation (idea generation and product testing) via focus groups.
- Exploring training and support needs.
- Identifying to what degree industrialisation is a solution and which key players are relevant via
Context is key
To create an overview of market developments and provide context for client-specific researches, USP Marketing Consultancy has developed several monitors. We continuously research market developments and effects of key trends like labour shortage among architects, contractors, HVAC installers, electrical installers, painters and end-consumers, of which reports are published quarterly, semi-annually or annually.