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.

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Most considerate construction firms revealed in awards

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has given a number of awards to firms that improved the image of the construction sector… Four construction firms have been awarded the highest honour during the National Company Awards 2015. This saw A-one+ Area 12, Devon Medical Turnkey Solutions, T. A. D. Builders, and Yarlington...
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Inspiring engineers of the future

Tamzin Caffrey, Head of Communications at EngineeringUK sheds light on what needs to be done to meet the future demand for engineers in the UK…   
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Construction workers consume more than 4,000 calories

Research has revealed the average construction worker is eating more than 1,500 calories over the recommended daily allowance… An investigation into the eating habits of construction workers has revealed on average many will eat more than 1,500 calories over the recommended daily allowance. The research, carried out by trade insurance specialist...
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Engineering construction workers agree six per cent pay deal

A three year pay deal worth six percent has been agreed for engineering construction workers … A new pay deal has been agreed for engineering construction workers. The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry covers 8,600 oil, gas, petro-chemical, and energy workers. The agreement will see increases to hourly rates...
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Redrow launches graduate scheme recruitment drive

Major housebuilder firm Redrow Homes has launched a recruitment drive for its 2016 graduate scheme… As the skills shortage continues to gain ground construction employees are finding themselves in a good position to negotiate better wages and opportunities for themselves. As such, the sector is particularly lucrative for young people,...
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Morgan Sindall sees performance improvement

Construction firm Morgan Sindall reported its construction and infrastructure divisions have experienced an improvement in performance… A trading update to the City this morning has revealed an improvement in performance for construction firm Morgan Sindall. The company saw growth in its construction and infrastructure divisions. The news will undoubtedly be welcomed...
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Construction firms must invest in employees

As the construction sector scrambles to find one million extra employees to meet building demands, contractors have been warned to invest in their existing workforce… Recruitment agency Peace Recruitment has warned failing to invest in workers could leave many construction firms at risk of losing staff. A skills shortage in the...
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Will cheating allegations herald the end of CSCS cards?

The news that a scheme responsible for certifying builders has been rigged could have potentially far-reaching consequences for the industry Construction Skills Certification Scheme Cards (CSCS) are part and parcel of the sector. The scheme, administered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), launched in 1995 and was designed to...
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CITB spending under scrutiny

Concerns have been raised over the amount of money spent by the Construction Industry Trade Board… Contractors have raised concerns over the cost of certain projects run by the Construction Industry Trade Board (CITB). The CITB, which provides financial support and advice for employers, is currently under pressure as the government...
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Could young offenders be a solution to the skills shortage?

PC Sonya Hill MBE talks to PBC Today ahead of the CPA Annual Conference, and explains the importance of a scheme that involves the rehabilitation of young offenders through training and the forging of business partnerships… The CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association) annual conference is taking place on 4th November at...
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Crossrail is creating a skills vacuum

According to new analysis, Crossrail’s demand for skilled workers is leaving many parts of the UK with shortages…
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Campaign to crackdown on illegal construction workers launched

The Home Office campaign to reduce the number of people working illegally in the construction industry is now underway… The government has been working to root out illegal workers across the country. Yesterday, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire revealed a new campaign to tackle illegal workers in the construction industry was...
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Construction workers put their health at risk

A new study has revealed three quarters of people will risk their health because of work commitments, with construction workers among the worst offenders… Construction workers are more likely to risk their health because of work commitments than other sectors, according to a new study. The study, which was carried out...
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New chair for Construction Leadership Council

Sir David Higgins is set to hand over the reins to Crossrail Chief Executive Andrew Wolstenholme, who will become chair from next week… In a bid to streamline the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the number of members has been slashed from 30 to 13. This move follows calls to make...

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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.