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Crises and opportunities on the road to recovery

While the primary focus may currently be on the opportunities for economic recovery following the pandemic, the reality is that the challenges that existed prior to March are still around. Brexit is anything but clarified and the likelihood of disruptions caused by major climate events such as heatwaves and flooding remain. Plus the industry was…

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Hiring for economic recovery

The government has repeatedly confirmed that they want infrastructure and construction to form the backbone of the UK’s post pandemic economic recovery. Major funding has been announced for new frameworks, while major projects such as HS2 and Hinkley Point C are forging ahead. Yet at the same time, main contractors are going to have to…

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It’s complicated? – It shouldn’t be!

The modern day term “it’s complicated” often raises an eyebrow. What is the person not saying? Why is it complicated? And you may be wondering: What does complicated have to do with hiring top talent for utilities and construction? Many companies determine to get the hiring process right, asking candidates for multiple interviews and assessments….

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EV’s in construction

HS2 recently made headlines again – this time in a positive way – with the announcement that they’re trialing the use of all electric forklifts on site. Now this may not seem like a big deal. However, given current economic woes and the fact that EV’s are still seen as a relatively pricey investment, it’s…

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Back to work, back on track

Despite ongoing uncertainty and safety concerns, business is opening back up. Many employees that have been working remotely from home are returning to the office and most are only too glad to be getting back to some form of normal. So while it may feel we can all sigh with relief, the reality is that…

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What’s hampering diversity in construction?

Recent events in the USA have highlighted some of the issues regarding diversity and racial prejudice. It’s a heated debate for sure, but what does it have to do with construction? Statistics from a 2014 survey indicate that the percentage of black people and minority groups in the UK’s general workforce is only 10%. In…

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What’s in the pipeline for Construction?

There is no debate that construction plays a vital role in the economy and as a result any type of recovery plan would need to include a sizeable investment to stimulate the industry. While main contractors are seeing a trend from private clients delaying decisions on the start of new construction projects, public funding is…

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What do you have?

At a time of uncertainty, it is easy to focus on the negatives. If you have been furloughed you may be debating what your next move should be. Will you be rehired by your previous employer? Will you have to seek out a new position? Are companies even hiring now? And how do you compete…

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5 Key construction management skills needed for recovery

As industry sectors are giving the green light to reopen, concerns about safety remain. But for many construction managers the biggest challenge is making business work, while at the same time navigating all the constraints, impacting factors and concerns. Already in May 2020 the construction sector recorded a high number of administrations – which was…

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How to stay positive despite a gloomy future outlook

The construction industry has been battling bad news for more than two years. And just when things were starting to look up for the sector, with the go-ahead of HS2 and improved output in February and the beginning of March, corona struck. If people were asking what more could go wrong, that was the answer….

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Construction contracts post covid-19

While in general the UK construction industry is haunted by its reputation for project delays and poor productivity levels, even the most proficient main contractor will not have been able to avoid the impacts of covid-19.  While the government supported and even encouraged construction sites to remain open, making that happen as the pandemic grew…

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Making Remote Management Work

By now most people have grown more comfortable with working from home and companies have adapted their systems to accommodate and facilitate remote working. But large organisations still require management. And management requires the ability to interface with their teams. So how can this be achieved effectively when you and your team are all working…

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