Employee retention Ellis Fox Blog

How to retain your top employees

The ongoing skills shortage in construction is resulting in many construction firms having to dig deeper into their pockets to keep employees happy. Recently, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reflects exceptionally high bonuses being paid to retain employees in the construction industry. More money certainly helps and unexpected bonuses are one way…

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Water Neutrality Ellis Fox Blog

Sustainability spotlight on Water Neutrality in Construction

The task of initiating sustainable business practices is becoming increasingly complex. While a great deal of focus has been placed on more sustainable building methods, increasing energy efficiency, using repurposed building materials and reducing waste on site, an element of sustainability that isn’t widely talked about is water neutrality. A recent industry survey of construction…

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Resign Ellis Fox Blog

How to resign and retain good business relationships

With the huge skills shortage that currently exists in construction, many senior professions that may not have considered a move are being approached with enticing offers. They may be quite happy where they’re working, yet an opportunity may be too good to turn down. As a result, tendering a resignation may be hard. Here a…

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Skills gap Ellis Fox blog

What can be done about the skills crisis?

It is good that the construction industry is booming with multiple major infrastructure projects coming online. It’s creating more opportunities for companies and individuals. But amid the major expansion plans that most players in the construction sector have, there’s one major flaw. There’s not enough expertise to fill the skills gap and ensure successful delivery…

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Mental health Ellus Fox Blog

Mental Health – Are Senior Managers most at Risk?

While construction is one of the few sectors that is experiencing more growth and showing resilience to the effects of the pandemic as we end 2020, one has to ask, at what cost? Some main contractors are posting better than expected profit margins, but others have had to downsize and make redundancies. While the press…

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Executive coaching Ellis Fox Blog

What do executives need from their employers?

There is a great deal of pressure on executive directors to perform. They have to lead their divisions and teams, plan and execute, strategise and report. Every day they have to use their knowledge and expertise to ensure that the company is going in the right direction, while navigating multiple challenges. Some might have the…

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