construction industry

construction industry

Diversity and Inclusivity Essential to Closing UK Construction Skills Gap

Thirty-six per cent of construction companies recently surveyed by UK recruitment firm and job board Monster are experiencing difficulty in recruiting.  More positively, 23% of construction businesses have diversity and inclusion programmes specifically for neurodivergent staff. These findings are contained in t he first part of Monster’s multipart “Future of Work” survey released in April…

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Sickness Absences Fall After Groundbreaking Flexible Working Pilot

Contractors BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon have reported reduced sickness absence rates in a follow-up study to an 18-month flexible working pilot. The follow-up study which was commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) from social enterprise and flexible working consultancy, Timewise, obtained updated data on sickness absences from the…

Construction

Mitas Launches New Tyre for Construction Industry

Mitas has expanded its GRIP’N’RIDE tyre offering for the construction industry with a new size for wheeled and backhoe loaders. The 21L – 24 IND tyre is designed for improved performance even on softer terrain and features strengthened sidewalls for greater durability when handling increased load capacity, a special tread pattern that delivers increased grip,…

construction industry

Tackling Skills Shortages with Alternative Entry into Construction

Emma Dickson, Technical Director at Arcadis and industry co-chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Skills and Workforce sub group, presents the case for non-apprenticeship based training routes into the construction industry. Employers in the construction industry in Scotland hardly need to be reminded of the skills shortages which are hampering the industry as it…

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