New AGC Report Calls for ‘Whole-of-Firm’ Approach to Address Ongoing Workforce Challenges

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 6, 2024) — Addressing today’s construction workforce management challenges cannot rest on the shoulders of a single individual or department. Everyone in the firm has a role to play in the long-term solution.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has released a new report to help firms execute a “whole-of-firm” workforce development approach by empowering stakeholders across their organizations to get involved in recruiting, attracting and retaining workers. Arcoro, a modular HR software solution provider for construction companies and specialty contractors, sponsored and supported the production of the report and associated content.

“A whole-of-firm approach is essential to creating the kind of environment that will help individual firms and the industry successfully recruit and retain workers,” said Brian Turmail, Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at AGC of America. “This report is a resource to help construction leaders implement the measures that make sense and will have the greatest impact on their operations.”

The report, “The Whole-of-Firm Approach: A New Paradigm For Construction Workforce Development,” extracts findings and insights from AGC of America’s first-ever National Construction Industry HR & Workforce Conference. The November 2023 event brought together industry leaders, workforce development experts, and company representatives to focus on ideas to address workforce challenges.

The report catalogs specific examples from organizations successfully using a whole-of-firm approach, and breaks down key workforce development tactics for:

  • C-suite leaders
  • Human resources departments
  • Frontline teams

“The report reinforces that workforce development begins at the top. Construction industry leaders need to empower their entire team and lead by example,” said Carrie Gardenhire, Director of Association Partnerships at Arcoro.

Download “The Whole-of-Firm Approach: A New Paradigm For Construction Workforce Development” here.

About AGC of America

The Associated General Contractors of America works to ensure the continued success of the commercial construction industry by advocating for federal, state and local measures that support the industry; providing opportunities for firms to learn about ways to become more accomplished; and connecting them with the resources and individuals they need to be successful businesses and corporate citizens. Over 27,000 firms, including more than 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, nearly 9,000 specialty-contracting firms and almost 11,000 service providers and suppliers belong to the association through its nationwide network of chapters. Visit to learn more.

About Arcoro

Arcoro is on a mission to transform HR for the construction industry with purpose-built   technology. We offer an end-to-end modular suite of HR tools that help companies hire, manage and grow their workforce. Using Arcoro’s HR technology, companies can maximize workforce performance. HR leaders are empowered with time-saving tools and strategic reporting. Our leading product suite and software platform offers functionality to help drive business outcomes. With Arcoro’s flexible solutions, customers select the modules that meet their needs for talent acquisition, talent management, core HR, benefits administration, payroll, time and attendance tracking and more. The software is designed to integrate with other leading construction tech from payroll and accounting to project management. To learn more about Arcoro’s HR solutions for construction, visit