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.

Adam Street

Adam Street appointed as Jacobs’ VP for digital solutions

Jacobs has appointed Adam Street as vice president for digital solutions, responsible for its digital offering and growth strategy across its business in the UK and Europe.
Construction minister

Standards in the construction industry must be raised, says FMB

According to the FMB, Andrew Stephenson MP, the new construction minister, should make it his mission to raise quality and standards in the construction industry through mandatory licensing.
Building services

BSRIA: White Paper on demographics in the built environment

Given that demographics look at the size, structure, movement and rates of change of human populations, this topic is likely to have impact on almost all industries and disciplines, nowhere more so than for building services.
Be First Regeneration, KPMG, GMB,

GMB urges KPMG to clarify Be First Regeneration accounts

GMB London has called on auditor KPMG to clarify why accounts for Be First Regeneration are late as fears grow about losses in the accounts for March 2018.
Willie Fraser

Jacobs appoint Willie Fraser as head of rail and geotechnical

Jacobs has appointed Willie Fraser as head of its rail and geotechnical business, responsible for leading around 900 rail and geotechnical specialists, helping to deliver major projects.
gender pay gap, balfour beatty,

Balfour Beatty 2018 gender pay gap increases

Balfour Beatty has released its 2018 gender pay gap report which has revealed a slight increase in pay disparity amongst male and female colleagues

Interserve wins CCS award for Leicester Infirmary redevelopment

Interserve has won a gold Considerate Constructors Scheme award for its work on the redevelopment of Leicester Royal Infirmary’s emergency department.
Andrew Kitchingman, BBA,

BBA appoints Andrew Kitchingman as new chairman

The British Board of Agrément has announced Andrew Kitchingman as its new chairman, who takes over from Valerie Owen after her three year tenure at the helm.
holiday entitlement, overtime, Hs2, unite,

Unite secures agreement in HS2 overtime and holiday dispute

Unite has secured an agreement ending the dispute of workers on HS2 being denied the correct overtime rates and deprived of the correct holiday entitlement.
improving the image of construction, Mark Farmer, construction industry,

Improving the image of construction

CEO of Cast Consultancy, Mark Farmer, will headline a major industry debate on improving the image of construction.
Emily Westcott, chief of staff, Wates,

Wates appoints new chief of staff to drive strategy

Construction, development and property services specialists, the Wates Group, has announced the appointment of Emily Westcott as its new chief of staff.
planning consultancy, WSP, Indigo planning,

WSP to acquire planning consultancy

WSP has revealed its intent to acquire Indigo Planning Ltd as part of its aim to become the top planning consultancy in the UK.
HS2 scheme, overtime, Unite, workers, framework agreement,

Unite slams HS2 as “workers are denied holiday pay and underpaid”

The construction union, Unite, has said that workers on the HS2 scheme are being denied their correct holiday entitlement and workers are losing money over underpaid overtime pay.
skills and training

Nylacast take home award for commitment to skills and training

Engineering firm, Nylacast, were announced as winners and presented with an award for commitment to skills and training following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) annual conference.

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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.