LATEST APPOINTMENTS NEWS
Bob Clark retired from Balfour Beatty in October
Former Laing O’Rourke chief operating officer Tony Douglas hired by UK government
Clare to step down as chief executive after nine years leading the housebuilder
Criticised for its complexity, the CITB is reforming its method for levying the funds it uses to subsidise industry training. The streamlined plans will see some employees paying less, but for others, it could mean a larger bill.
China and India may be the big beasts of the East but UK construction would do well to train its sights on South-east Asia where huge untapped potential lies waiting
With recruitment and retention once again critical issues for the industry, here’s how this year’s top 50 employers are luring and keeping hold of key staff
Mental health issues can be difficult to detect in the workplace - which means they can also be easy to ignore. But as this year’s guide shows, the best employers are those that are ready and able to heed the warning signs
Global construction is set to boom over the next decade, so where are UK construction consultants most in demand?
More and more construction professionals who want to gain a competitive edge to progress their careers are turning to distance learning. Just don’t think of it as the easy option
Bad managers can have a big impact on staff morale and productivity levels, and they could even pose a serious threat to the industry’s upturn. So why are there so many of them?
With the upturn in work has come predictions of a skills shortage. But the CIC’s Jack Pringle thinks the need for architects, QSs and engineers is already so critical that we should be sourcing them from outside the UK and Europe
For young UK construction professionals looking with gloom at this country’s embattled industry, overseas work has long seemed a tempting prospect. But as work here picks up, can the UK retain and even regain its skilled staff? Mike Brown reports
In a crowded workplace, architecture graduates may find that knowing a bit about Building Information Modelling can make all the difference to getting a job
Despite the financial drought, many businesses have still found a way to nurture their best talent. We look at what the best companies are doing, and how
SMEs may not offer the fullest range of employee benefits and they certainly can’t sustain huge HR departments, but these restrictions can in fact make them very attractive employers
A survey of built environment professionals reveals a surprising readiness to up sticks and move abroad for work
What’s involved in working as a Green Deal assessor, what training is required and what skills are needed? Read on to find out
How do university courses support students in finding employment? We spoke to four built environment schools to find out what they offer
Is the cause of blacklisting a fundamental flaw in the relationship between workers and their bosses?
Are employers still willing to support staff who want to gain more qualifications? James Clegg looks at the impact of the recession on opportunities for part-time study
Why some bosses come back to save the companies they founded - with varying degrees of success
Tough times have meant a shift in what employees value from their jobs. Debika Ray examines which benefits have emerged as the most sought-after in the altered landscape and what employers are doing to provide them
Building reports on the key trends in staff benefits among the most forward-thinking firms in construction
GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014
The picture emerging from some of the few completed priority schools is one of cut-price, smaller buildings with potentially higher long-term maintenance costs
For construction to exploit the economic recovery, it will need about 30,000 new skilled workers each year - that’s about double the number of apprentices the industry is training up
CLASS OF 2014
Back in September we introduced you to our Class of 2014: 14 young recruits embarking on their careers in construction. Three months later, we ask them how they’re getting on - and if the industry is living up to their expectations
What made our consultants and engineers choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
What made our architects choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
What made our contractors and housebuilders choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
Construction’s recovery was always going to bring higher wages and the upward pressure on salaries is almost countrywide
As memories of the dark days of recession in the UK fade, working abroad may no longer be a necessity, but is often still an attractive option.Jim Dunton looks at Hays’ International Salary Survey 2014 for regions that are on the up
Wages are still slowly on the up according to this year’s Building/Hays Construction consultants’ salary survey, but more significant is the drive towards recruitment in 2014, with firms seeking - and competing for - new talent to avoid skills shortages on the horizon