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.

lease renewals

Millfield Estates set for big year after record number of lease renewals

Millfield Estates has reported a record number of lease renewals for 2017, as their tenant portfolio looks set to grow further in 2018
BakerHicks

BakerHicks opens new headquarters in Warwick

BakerHicks, the design and engineering company, has completed the move to its new headquarters at One Warwick Technology Park
Ombudsman

New dialogue launched into Ombudsman for housing

Ombudsman Services (OS) has today (6 February) announced that it will withdraw from complaints handling in the property sector as it launches a major dialogue with consumers to help tackle an ‘imbalance in power’ in the housing sector
Construction Skills

CITB forecast reveals construction set for growth despite Brexit uncertainty

A new forecast from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has revealed that over 150,000 construction jobs are set to be created over the next five years despite Brexit uncertainty and Carillion’s collapse
staff

Carillion collapse: 377 staff lose jobs

Almost 380 Carillion workers are to be made redundant, although 919 jobs have been saved, the body handling the construction giant's liquidation has confirmed
NHF

David Orr announces intention to retire from the NHF

Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), David Orr, has announced his intention to retire in September
Jason Ruddle

GenieBelt appoints Jason Ruddle as MD for new UK operation

GenieBelt, a provide of cloud-based, real-time communications and project management software for construction, has appointed Jason Ruddle as managing director for its new UK operation
skills shortage

FMB’s skills shortage report highlights worst ever levels

A report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), highlighting the fact that the skills shortage of construction workers has hit its worst ever levels, is the latest sign that offsite housing volumes must be increased to help overcome the housing crisis
highways market director

Ramboll names Harding as UK highways market director

Ramboll has appointed Jon Harding as its highways market director in the UK
investigation

Financial regulator launches Carillion investigation

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched an investigation into Carillion's handling of announcements made in the run-up to its recent profit warning In a Stock Exchange statement, Carillion said the probe will examine the "timeliness and content" of announcements issued by the company between 7 December 2016 and 10 July...
skills shortage

Opportunity knocks – but can the construction industry deliver?

Will the New Year bring hearty helpings of opportunity for the construction industry or a skills shortage hangover? David Edwards of Place-Make examines the evidence
LTIP

Persimmon chairman resigns over £800m LTIP bonus scheme

Persimmon's chairman Nicholas Wrigley has resigned over his failure to cap a controversial bonus scheme that will see the housebuilder's chief executive receive a £128m payout
skills

Budget 2017: Hammond got his sums wrong on skills

Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget got a warm reception from much of the construction industry – but Tony Howard, training director of the Building Engineering Services Association, says the Chancellor missed an open goal on skills
Inspiring Tomorrows Engineers

BSRIA launches Inspiring Tomorrows Engineers publication

BSRIA has launched its Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers publication which was written by workplace student, Emma Hardacre

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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.