Tools for trades, old and new
For many trade workers, a career in skilled work starts way before adulthood – it starts in their home garage where a tool collection grows over time. Tools might be passed down by family or acquired for specific projects. The details matter, too. The brand, the colors, the place they are bought from. Tools are part of a hardworking, problem solving identity that trade workers are proud to own.
At Rivet, we believe all workers need the right tools to be successful on the job. We also believe digital tools can be as critical as timeless mechanical tools like pliers, screwdrivers and tape measures. Now more than ever, workers are mobile, remote and social distancing, in need of software tools to stay connected.
Before COVID, a skilled labor shortage already existed, making qualified workers harder to find. Since COVID, projects have more potential to be stalled, shut down or change on a moments notice.
With the Rivet platform, our workforce management tool, we help trade workers get to work, get updates on work and communicate on the job, while helping contracting businesses find and deploy good workers.
Workforce management is not a new idea. In fact, we’re inspired by the century-old union halls that accept job calls from contractors and dispatch qualified workers. We’ve observed much of this is done in an old-school way, without digital platforms. We aim to modernize this for the broader labor market.
Here’s a round-up of our teams’ favorite tools, old and new, offline and online.
Trying Rivet for your business is free
We’re looking for contracting businesses willing to pilot our free-trial of the Rivet platform, to give feedback so we can ensure it creates real, measurable value. We’ll make it easy for you to manage your workforce and jobs.