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.

international accreditation, Balfour BeattyStrategic Design Consultant Partnership, ISO44001,

Balfour Beatty achieves ISO44001 for collaborative approach

Balfour Beatty has announced that is has achieved the ISO44001 international accreditation for collaboration.
Carolyn Chudleigh, HFW

HFW appoints first female global construction head

Law firm HFW has elected Sydney partner Carolyn Chudleigh as the first female global head of its construction practice.
construction sector, Agent Academy,

Partnership to tackle construction skills crisis in Liverpool

A construction consortium is collaborating with Agent Academy CIC to create new employment opportunities for young people across Liverpool.
Amit Bhatia, Breedon Group

Breedon appoints new non-executive chairman

Breedon Group plc has appointed Amit Bhatia as non-executive chairman, effective immediately, having previously served as deputy chairman since April 2018.
Construction companies, Washington Frank, ERP recruitment, technology,

How to attract the best tech talent into construction companies

Zoe Morris, president of ERP recruitment company, Washington Frank, discusses how the digital revolution has transformed the way construction companies approach employment around the globe.
mike smith, electrical contractors,

Electrical Contractors Association appoints new technical director

Former estimating and sector director at SES Engineering Services, Mike Smith, has joined engineering body, the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA).
construction academy, HMP Leeds,

Construction academy opens at Leeds prison

A new £250,000 construction academy opened at HMP Leeds last week, to equip offenders in Yorkshire with valuable skills ahead of release.
Modern Slavery Act, The Chartered Institute of Building

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act report: CIOB responds

“Construction and the Modern Slavery Act, tackling exploitation in the UK” report highlights business models and unethical processes in construction.
Darren Boyaram, Stuart Mudd, Mace

Mace appoints two senior directors

Mace’s cost consultancy business has appointed Darren Boyaram and Stuart Mudd as new senior directors as it continues to develop and expand.
british steel, insurance claim, Mactavish,

British Steel chases £30m insurance claim dispute

Insurance governance company, Mactavish, is representing British Steel in a dispute with Zurich Insurance and other insurers, on a £30m insurance claim that, if settled, could help save the company.
compulsory liquidation, British Steel

British Steel Limited placed into compulsory liquidation

The High Court has placed British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation (22 May 2019), putting 25,000 jobs in the UK at risk.
British steel, administration, Gill Furniss

British Steel on the verge of administration

Gill Furniss asked the Government to make a statement following media reports that British Steel is on the verge of administration.
Considerate Constructors Scheme , service organisations, construction industry

CCS expands to offer registration to professional services

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has expanded to offer professional service organisations the opportunity to register with the Scheme.
young surveyor, RICS,

Number of young surveyors increases by 30%

New research by RICS has revealed that young people are seeing the benefits of a career in construction, with a 30% increase in the number of young surveyors.

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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.