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Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

19 Apr 16

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?

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Apprentices

Apprentices: ‘The numbers don’t add up…’

17 Mar 16

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

Matt Nicholson

Apprentices: A long game

15 Mar 16

Why early engagement with the workforce has to be a long-term goal for specialists

Simon Eyers

Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

14 Mar 16

National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

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Does training need a reboot?

28 Jan 16

The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too

Leadership Development Programme (Hoare Lea)

Building Award Winners: CITB Training Initiative of the Year

30 Apr 15

This year’s shortlisted training initiatives take focus on safety, customer satisfaction and leadership aspects of development, with the results of one scheme proving particularly impressive

A diverse approach

A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

Apprentices

Apprentices in construction: One step forward…

6 Mar 15

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

Richard Threlfall

Careers advice

2 Dec 14

The real weakness of the industry today lies in skills, training and diversity

Malaysia

South-east Asian construction economies: Chasing tigers

6 Nov 14

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

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Good Employer Guide 2014: A focus on staff wellbeing

24 Oct 14

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

Simon Rawlinson

Construction’s best kept secret?

17 Feb 16

 Construction businesses are creating great opportunities for young people – but the news isn’t always getting out

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Women in engineering: The only way is up

23 Jun 15

With women making up fewer than 10% of engineers in the UK, what can be done to encourage more to join the profession?

Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

Stratford Academy, under construction

Do priority schools add up?

1 Apr 15

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

Careers

BIM: World’s your oyster

29 Jan 15

The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?

Bricks

The cost of training an industry

28 Nov 14

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.

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Good Employer Guide 2014: Results analysis

24 Oct 14

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

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Expat hotspots

10 Sep 14

Global construction is set to boom over the next decade, so where are UK construction consultants most in demand?