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! 

Employment tribunal, housing officers,

GMB welcomes unfair dismissal ruling of housing officers

Trade union GMB London has welcomed the unfair dismissal ruling in an employment tribunal for three housing officers dismissed by Barking and Dagenham Council.
Apprenticeship Levy,

Firms fail to grasp Apprenticeship Levy opportunities, says research

Large numbers of employees and businesses in the North West still know nothing about the Apprenticeship Levy, according to new independent research.
Support Services, Citizen Services, interserve,

Interserve announces structure changes

Interserve has announced changes to its structure in the hopes of establishing a stronger, simpler and more efficient Support Services offering.
Exceptional Talent Visa

Hiring architects under the new exceptional talent visa

Will the Government’s recently announced exceptional talent visa for architects ease the skills shortages in UK construction? How can employers take advantage to address their recruitment needs? Immigration lawyer Anne Morris explains.
MEH Joint Venture, Hinkley point C,

MEH Joint Venture appoints new MD at Hinkley Point C

The MEH Joint Venture has announced the appointment of Graham Donaldson as its Managing Director on Hinkley Point C (HPC).

BSRIA survey shows construction sector needs more vocational training

A recent BSRIA survey found that 78% of member companies were having trouble finding suitably qualified workers and fewer students are considering related university courses.
Matthew Steele, Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty appoints new MD to lead Gas & Water business

Balfour Beatty reveals the appointment of Matthew Steele, former Commercial and Development Director of Network Rail, as Managing Director of its Gas & Water business
richard woolmore, Wates,

Wates appoints Richard Woolmore as Midlands Operations Director

Richard Woolmore has been appointed as Wates Construction Midlands’ new Operations Director in a strategic move to boost the delivery of its growing project portfolio in the Midlands.
Marshalls, Edenhall,

Marshalls acquires brick manufacturer EdenHall

Marshalls plc has acquired Edenhall Holdings Limited (Edenhall), Britain’s largest independent brick manufacturer and Europe’s leading supplier of concrete facing bricks.
Roman Piotrowski, RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK,

Construction director banned for failing to declare correct taxes

The director of construction worker supplier, RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK Limited, has been disqualified for seven years for failing to declare all the company’s tax liabilities.
corporate governance, private companies, wates principles,

Wates chief outlines corporate governance standards for private companies

A new code for the corporate governance of large private companies has been launched, providing a framework to meet legal requirements and to promote long-term success among private companies.
Apprenticeship Levy,

FMB blames Apprenticeship Levy for fall in Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship rates are plummeting because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Sir Terry Morgan, HS2,

HS2 and Crossrail chairman Sir Terry Morgan quits

The Department for Transport has confirmed that the HS2 and Crossrail Chairman, Sir Terry Morgan, has resigned.
two-year degree

First cohort graduates from construction and property two-year degrees

The first group of students to complete a unique two-year construction and property related degree will graduate from the University of Salford this week.

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