To solve the skills shortage, the industry needs to look beyond the narrow confines of apprenticeships for young people
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 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
The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window
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
With women making up fewer than 10% of engineers in the UK, what can be done to encourage more to join the profession?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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