Recruitment partner Ellis Fox Blog

What makes recruitment partnerships work

Despite the skills shortage and the constrained budgets, some Tier 1 and 2 firms are winning at hiring and attracting top talent. Is it the company name that’s drawing the right people in? Is it the high-profile projects? Or is it how they work with […]

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Talent Construction Ellis Fox Blog

How can you win the flight for talent in construction?

We know that most Main Contractors are struggling to find and retain the talent they need. With more jobs available than a dwindling workforce can provide, it’s not just about attracting more people into the industry, it’s about finding the right people. Expertise, experience, understanding […]

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Construction costs Ellis Fox Blog

As construction costs skyrocket, can skills make a difference?

A recent review indicated that London is now the most expensive city to build in. More expensive than Geneva, Zurich, Munich, New York City and San Francisco. It’s not just London making the list, there are seven other UK cities in the top 20. Why […]

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Construction tech skills Ellis Fox Blog

How tech is reshaping skills needed in construction

From robotics to augmented reality (AR), the number of technologies making inroads in construction continue to grow. Fortunately, as technologies mature, we seem to have moved past the concerns that technology would replace humans. Instead, companies are now looking for ways to maximise the benefits […]

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Construction gaps Ellis Fox Blog

How can construction bridge the gaps in 2024?

As we start a new year it’s an opportunity to consider how to do things differently. And we need to, because some of the gaps that remain are a stumbling block for construction as an industry. It seems that whatever progress is made, it’s often […]

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Year end fatigue Ellis Fox Blog

Year-end fatigue – Does it have you wondering: What’s next?

It’s that time of year when the world seems to spin. There’s just over a month before the year draws to a close and most companies are pushing hard to get projects completed before the festive season shut down. You’re probably already feeling tired and […]

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Future skills Ellis Fox Blog

Now and into the future – How to gain more construction expertise for your company

Construction companies are feeling the skills gap acutely. While it’s been a known issue for a while, it doesn’t seem to be improving. Good candidates know that they are in demand and weigh up their options carefully. As a result, companies are having to work […]

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Infrastructure challenges Ellis Fox Blog

Where to from here for the UK’s infrastructure?

It was inevitable with rising costs and associated controversy that there was a risk of HS2 not being delivered according to plan. Now that phase 2 has been cancelled, it’s giving rise to a number of debates within the industry. What went wrong? The list […]

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career move Ellis Fox Blog

Is it time to move?

With so many job opportunities on offer, it may be tempting to jump in and start interviewing without a second thought. After all, what’s there to lose? Moving on is certainly one way to improve earnings and increase knowledge to progress in your career. However, […]

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Health and safety Ellis Fox blog

What can be done to improve mental health and safety in construction

In the past year there have been an alarmingly high rate of health and safety incidents on construction sites. From fatal and life altering accident to an increasing number of suicides in the industry, it’s cause for concern. There’s no debate that current economic times […]

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