Mindset Ellis Fox Blog

Mindset matters

When one talks about mindset, it’s usually in the context of having a positive or negative approach to life. Indeed in recruitment we’ve witnessed how people with a “can-do” mindset tend to go further, have larger professional networks and enjoy a greater level of success in their career. The past year has been especially tough…

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Diversity Ellis Fox Blog

Diversity is an issue for men

There’s been much discussion in the construction industry about the gender pay gap and Diversity and Inclusion. Even business research supports the view that the more diverse a company the more likely it is to progress ahead of its competitors. Yet in construction change is small and change is slow. To be clear, it’s not…

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Netzero diversity Ellis Fox blog

One solution for two challenges

There is an opportunity for construction and infrastructure to really get ahead and make a positive impact on society. The pressing issues of climate change and the net-zero targets that have been set by government may seem ambitious, but they could also be just what is needed to usher in change.  Just as the attitude…

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Construction productivity Ellis Fox Blog

Productivity, policy and profits

As construction and the development of infrastructure leads the charge towards economic recovery in the UK, there are still some sceptics that question if the industry can actually deliver. Historically main contractors have struggled to maintain profits and productivity and have held on tightly to some poor policies – such as late payments. What will…

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Diversity construction Ellis Fox blog

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 the big deal with the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is not something the construction industry likes to talk about. Mostly because whenever statistics are released, they’re named as one of the biggest offenders. The average median hourly pay gap for women across all industries is 18.4%. However, in construction this ramps up to 25%. For some individual main contractors the…

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