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As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap. Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest 'people movement' stories within the sector. Making sure you're up to date with all of the industry latest.

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Actis offers technical advice during COVID-19 crisis

While much of the physical construction industry has all but ground to a halt during the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a lot of work to be done at the planning and technical stage.
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Graham ‘forced’ to furlough staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to disrupt the construction industry, Graham, the privately-owned company, has furloughed a significant amount of their staff.
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MJ Gleeson furloughs 76% of its workforce

Urban regeneration specialist, MJ Gleeson has furloughed 76% of its workforce in a bid to lessen the financial impact of coronavirus.

BESA pauses apprentice end point assessments due to COVID-19

The BESA has announced that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Wates takes steps to furlough a quarter of its workforce

Wates has announced it will furlough around a quarter of its workforce next week in hopes to protect both the business and the jobs.
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CITB to furlough a number of staff to ‘protect construction money’

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is preparing to furlough a number of its staff to ‘protect construction industry money’ in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
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Humanising the workplace post-coronavirus

Bruce Kennedy of architect BDP asks if time spent away from the office for many because of necessity will lead to a reassessment of the workplace once the coronavirus crisis is over.
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BCIA appoints new vice president

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new vice president.
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CITB expands Skills & Training Fund to support firms hit by COVID-19

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will refresh its Skills and Training Fund (STF) to provide more support for micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
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Amey agrees to pay self-isolating workers in full

Amey has agreed to pay all of its UK workers in full if they are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19, this comes after intense lobbying from Unite the union.
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Temporary solution to cover wages paid to engineering operatives

A temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the COVID-19 lockdown has been agreed by Unite and BESA.
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WISE urges STEM employers to keep gender balance on their agenda

WISE, the campaign for greater gender balance, particularly those working in science, engineering, technology and manufacturing (STEM), has urged employers to keep inclusion on their agenda in these difficult times.
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Key workers at Amey made to choose health or wealth, says GMB London

Amey says coronavirus is ‘less severe than influenza’ when asked if they would pay their key workers in full if they had to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
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CIH director appointed non-executive chairman at XeroPoint

Keith Waller, lead director of the Construction Innovation Hub, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of XeroPoint’s board.

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HR & Skills News

As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap.

Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest ‘people movement’ stories within the sector. Making sure you’re up to date with all of the industry latest.