More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that
Our campaign for a better Brexit deal for the industry features eight key demands
There were no major spending commitments in the Budget but some of the announcements could offer long-term promise
Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires
Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative
Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them
An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?
The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window
Diversity in our industry needs to be a concrete target, not a nice thing to have
New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?
Three times as many people are leaving the industry each year as are joining, so today’s skills crisis is set to get a lot worse
National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway
Firms should use the apprenticeship system to meet the industry’s long-term needs as competition with other industries is set to increase
To solve the skills shortage, the industry needs to look beyond the narrow confines of apprenticeships for young people
The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater
We are only as good as the people we employ. But the industry is not managing to attract enough people to meet its demand
Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace
It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?
Why early engagement with the workforce has to be a long-term goal for specialists
Construction businesses are creating great opportunities for young people – but the news isn’t always getting out