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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Majority of construction staff work when injured or ill

More than 90 per cent of construction workers admit to working when they were physically injured or unwell… Pressures on construction workers to pay the bills has pushed many to head to jobs when they should not have done so. New research from trade insurance specialist constructaquote.com found significant numbers of...
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Agreement reached for Hope Construction Materials acquisition

Breedon Aggregates has announced a new agreement with Cortolina Investments Sarl to buy Hope Construction Materials for £336m… A new leading force in cement, concrete, and aggregates has been created after Breedon Aggregates announced it will purchase Hope Construction Materials. The acquisition will provide an entryway for Breedon into the...
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£500,000 scaffolding training centre for Aberdeen

The CITB has commissioned a new scaffolding training centre in the north east of Scotland aimed at improving safety in the region… The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced a jointly funded facility will open in the north east of Scotland. The project, which will receive £500,000 funding from...
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Deal for Buchan Concrete saves 340 jobs

Pre-cast concrete specialist Buchan Concrete Solutions has been given a new lease of life after falling into administration last week… Buchan Concrete Solutions has been offered lifeline after the firm went into administration last week. Assets have now been bought by founding director of Buchan Concrete Solutions, Rob Brown, through another...
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October saw a growing demand for construction workers

According to the latest employment report, there was an increasing demand for construction staff last month… A new report from KPMG and REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) has revealed a slower, but robust demand for permanent and temporary construction workers. Demand for construction employment was ranked in fourth place out...
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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...
recruitment

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...
money

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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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.