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.

woman working in construction

International Women’s Day: Five things I’ve learnt as a woman working in construction

As a woman working in construction, Daphne Thissen, Thissen Consulting, is passionate about bridging the gender diversity gap at senior leadership level. Here, she provides an interesting insight into how the industry can help break bias and encourage more women to pursue careers in male-dominated industries.
construction tiktok

Construction TikTok: Women in construction fight discrimination on social media

Construction TikTok is paving the way to raise awareness about sexism as women in the industry use the social networking app to fight for meaningful change.
willmott dixon regional head

Katherine Kitchener appointed Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development

Katherine Kitchener has been made Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development for the North to support levelling up plans.
female construction workers

How can we inspire female construction workers?

As the next generation of female construction workers, Katie Wiseman, trainee quantity surveyor and Shannon Massey, pre-construction project manager, tell us all about their roles, what inspired them to enter the industry and their hopes for the future.
international womens day construction

Burrington Estates celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 marks the 47th year of International Women’s Day. Katie Wells, Michelle Mitchell, and Natalie Tucker from Burrington Estates explain what needs to be done to encourage more women into a male-dominated sector.
US director of PT Blink

Will Watson appointed as PT Blink US director

Former Arup and Katerra engineering executive Will Watson appointed as PT Blink US director, the Australian construction and property tech company.
latest net zero innovations

Find the latest net zero innovations at Futurebuild 2022

Futurebuild 2022 provides a space for disruptors across the built environment the opportunity to collaborate on the latest net zero innovations.
gender disparity in construction 

Tackling gender disparity in the construction industry

Construction now, more than ever, is looking to bring new entrants into the industry. As a male-dominated sector, Jane Pearce, sales and marketing director at Devonshire Homes tells PBC Today her experience, and how to tackle the gender disparity in construction.
stereotypes of construction

Dispelling stereotypes of construction workers

Stereotypes of construction workers may be harming perceptions of the industry and contributing to a waning workforce and skills shortages.
former soldier

Former soldier gains work experience on Redcar construction site

Anthony Allan, 31, from Darlington, is undertaking work experience at Vistry Partnership North East’s Kirkleatham Green development in the hopes to secure a trainee site manager position.
Dame Alison Nimmo

Thomas White Oxford appoint Dame Alison Nimmo DBE to its board

Thomas White Oxford has announced the appointment of Dame Alison Nimmo DBE to provide property and sustainability advice across its activities, which includes Oxford North, a new £500m global innovation district.
Faïçal Lahmamsi

Colas appoints Faïçal Lahmamsi as chief executive officer

Colas is pleased to announce that Faïçal Lahmamsi has been appointed as chief executive officer.
transforming construction challenge

UKRI’s Transforming Construction challenge releases results of Impact Evaluation

UKRI’s Transforming Construction challenge (TCC) has released the results of the Impact Evaluation, a report that assesses the achievements, contributions and impact of the TCC on the construction industry.
Andy Mitchell

Andy Mitchell steps down as CLC co-chair

The CLC has announced that co-chair Andy Mitchell will step down in spring 2022, and are now searching for applicants to fill the role.
construction cyber security advice

NCSC release cyber security advice to construction businesses to protect from online threats

Construction businesses are now being offered cyber security advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, on how to protect their businesses from online threats.
construction mental health crisis

Addressing the mental health crisis in the construction industry

Talking about mental health has never been more important. Lasting impacts of Covid-19, price inflations, and material and supply shortages have acerbated the construction mental health crisis, with recent studies finding that the suicide rate among construction workers is three times the national average for men, Clive Holland from Fix Radio, explains.
ole pugholm

United Living announces Ole Pugholm as group chief financial officer

Following recent turnover success, United Living Group has appointed Ole Pugholm to the role of group chief financial officer.
three new senior appointments

McCarthy Stone makes three new senior appointments

The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy Stone, has boosted its land team with three new senior appointments.
ASBP Awards

ASBP announce winners of their annual sustainability awards

ASBP have announced the winners of the 4th annual ASBP Awards, following a ‘hybrid’ awards ceremony on Thursday 17th February at the EDGE Showroom in London and online.
Tim Carpenter

Durkan appoints Tim Carpenter as new managing director of construction

Durkan, a leading independent development and construction company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Carpenter as its new managing director of construction.
RICS events

Develop your knowledge and skills through RICS events

Widen and develop your knowledge/skills on minerals & waste management, valuations and isurv or become an expert witness or adjudicator with RICS events.
Andrew Gatenby

Simpson appoints Andrew Gatenby as new managing director

Simpson is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gatenby as the company's new managing director.
air force design awards

Jacobs celebrate two United States Air Force Design Awards

Jacobs has been awarded two United States Air Force Design Awards for work with the natural and built environment of Air Force facilities and installations.
hong kong advisory board

RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board members announced

Following a rigorous selection process, the members of the RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board chaired by Dave Hallam MRICS, have been announced.
michelle davies

Rollalong appoints Michelle Davies as new manufacturing director

Modular manufacturer Rollalong is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Davies as their new manufacturing director.
improved payment times

BESA survey reports improved payment times

BESA has welcomed improved payment times of main contractors with half of large contractors now paying sub-contractors within 30 days.

Related Guides & Reviews

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.