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Saturday20 December 2014

Richard Threlfall

Careers advice

2 Dec 14

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

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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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: 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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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

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

Trouble at the top

Trouble at the top

10 Apr 14

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?

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Careers: Should I stay or should I go?

31 Jan 14

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

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Good Employer Guide 2013: Sowing the seeds

25 Oct 13

As the industry looks towards growth, the standout companies are the ones that invested wisely during the downturn

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Good Employer Guide 2013: Small in size, big on ideas

25 Oct 13

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

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Where are all the young QSs?

26 Sep 13

We need to tell the younger generation how much quantity surveying has to offer as a career, before the skills gap gets too big to fill

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How to be a Green Deal assessor

21 Jun 13

What’s involved in working as a Green Deal assessor, what training is required and what skills are needed? Read on to find out

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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?

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Why be a distance learner?

19 Jun 14

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

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Skills shortages: Let the right ones in

20 Feb 14

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

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A bit of BIM

22 Nov 13

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

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Good Employer Guide 2013: Seeds of contentment

25 Oct 13

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

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Have passport, will travel

27 Sep 13

A survey of built environment professionals reveals a surprising readiness to up sticks and move abroad for work

Louise Clarke

Construction needs a diverse workforce

6 Sep 13

We have to portray construction as a place of opportunity for a wide range of skills

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The right leadership team

26 April 2013

Strengthen your executive board - put a woman on it

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