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.

Construction Industry Training Board

Review of the Construction Industry Training Board launched

The Construction Industry Training Board is among the UK training boards set to be reviewed by the government to test its efficiency
Gender

Women believe their gender holds them back in their career

Gender is still believed to be barrier for some women in developing their career, according to a new survey from RICS
construction skills

College granted £200,000 funding to develop construction skills

A college in Kent has been granted a funding boost of £200,000 to expand its facilities to develop new construction skills for the local area
skills shortage

Levy could be imposed on housebuilders not tackling skills shortage

A new report from the government has recommended housebuilders be hit with a levy if they fail to tackle the skills shortage…

European builders welcome in the UK post-Brexit

Ministers say European builders will still have a role to play in meeting the one million homes target after Brexit.

UK-GBC reveals Wellbeing Lab participants

Six participants in a new scheme aimed at supporting the health, wellbeing and productivity of office workers have been revealed.

Flood resilience training course launched

A new training course has been launched to help understand the process of assessing flood risk and the delivery of resilience measures in the built environment.

Long term London unemployed to start careers in construction

Councils across London have come together with seven boroughs and the City of London to help unemployed people start a career in the construction sector.
Considerate Constructors Scheme

Considerate Constructors Scheme seeks new Board Directors

Newly appointed Considerate Constructors Scheme Executive Chairman Isabel Martinson to recruit new Board Directors to take Scheme to the ‘next level’.

Brexit could exacerbate the construction skills shortage

The construction sector has warned big infrastructure projects could be at risk if EU workers are not allowed to remain in the UK post-Brexit.

Construction workers take less holidays than other sectors

New research has revealed workers in the construction industry take less annual leave than those employed in other industries.

Work-related illnesses not to blame for skills shortage

The dangers of developing work-related illnesses in the construction sector is not a key factor in the shortage of skilled workers The threat of injury or contracting a work-related illness is not a key reason for the mounting skills shortage in the construction sector, according to industry experts. People are...

Apprenticeships to be the focus for new FMB president

The new president of the Federation of Master Builders has pledged to put apprenticeships at the heart of his agenda.

New Principal Consultant for the construction process appointed by BSRIA

A new Principal Consultant to cover the construction process has been appointed to BRSIA’s Sustainable Construction Group.

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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.