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.
Have a read of some of our articles below for your HR and skills fix! 

Paul Fletcher

Kier MD joins Anglian Water’s @one Alliance

Paul Fletcher managing director at Kier Utility Services is joining Anglian Water to run the delivery of its £6.5bn capital works programme
Stuart Gibbons

Former Galliford Try MD joins Lovell to run London business

Lovell has recruited former Galliford Try managing director Stuart Gibbons as regional managing director to run its London business
waste management

Construction companies outsource waste management amid Brexit fears

Will Brexit make the construction skills shortage even worse? Smart construction companies are outsourcing specialised areas such as waste management to an expert partner.
gps tracking system

GPS tracking systems adding value to construction companies

If your GPS tracking system helped you take on more work each week – and if overtime payments could be reduced by several hours – what would your return be per employee?
apprenticeship

Government announces apprenticeship levy reform

In response to industry criticism, the government has revealed several measures it hopes will rescue its failing Apprenticeship Levy scheme
finance director

Willmott Dixon’s finance director leaves

Willmott Dixon’s finance director, Philip Wainwright, has been replaced by former trainee of the year Graham Dundas
Inspire Summit

Female engineer behind Trump Tower says President has “done zero for women”

This week in Manchester, Barbara Res – the woman appointed by Donald Trump in 1980 to manage the construction of Trump Tower – spoke to people in the construction industry about the challenges of being an engineer on one of the world’s most iconic buildings, along with the issues faced by women in construction 
Nation Councils

Industry experts announced for CITB’s Nation Councils

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced the new members of its Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales
Construction sector

Construction sector falls from list of top 10 jobs for young people

The construction sector has slumped to 12th place on the list of top jobs for people aged 22-29, according to data from the Office of National Statistics
recruitment drive

New HR manager at Mick George kick starts recruitment drive

As the growth of local construction business Mick George Ltd continues, the Group has welcomed a new Senior Manager to the helm of its Human Resources department
Digital Awards

Society of Digital Engineering launches its first Digital Awards

The Digital Awards are designed to showcase excellence and best practice for both clients and the increasing numbers of engineers, contractors and manufacturers who use digital engineering to deliver better outcomes
McDonald Engineers

McDonald Engineers unveil ambitious growth plans

McDonald Engineers UK has unveiled ambitious growth plans, as it aims to double in size within 5 years and sees the company change its name to McDonald Water Storage As part of this expansion and new branding, Jason Hobson, previously Managing Director of Gledhill, has been appointed as Divisional Director,...
social mobility

Balfour Beatty Group CEO urges Government to address lack of social mobility

The 5% Club, an employer-led initiative focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce, recently issued its latest report urging business leaders and government to drive social mobility
Promoting Construction

CCS promoting construction campaign seeks social media support

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is calling on the construction industry to improve the public’s perception of the sector through the use of social media

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