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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3 ways for Senior Managers to Futureproof a Career in Construction

Infrastructure development is full steam ahead in the UK and specialist senior skills are in high demand. However, companies are still hiring cautiously because there is too much at stake if they get it wrong. Certificates and skills on paper don’t necessarily mean that the person can do the job. In fact, soft skills are…

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Resignation best practice Ellis Fox Blog

Hiring for UK Infrastructure – Best practices for handling resignations

There’s mindset that still prevails that he who holds the money holds the power. Unfortunately too often this results in companies overlooking what’s important to their employees and then getting surprised by resignations. When the letter lands in your email, the reality is that it’s probably too late to change things for that particular employee….

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Uncomplicate hiring Ellis Fox Blog

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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Clean construction Ellis Fox Blog

Is the construction industry ready for the clean energy transition?

The go ahead for HS2 was the good news that many in the construction industry have been waiting for. This has further been bolstered by announcements of major investment capital being made available for extensive infrastructure development. Good news indeed and not a moment too soon. But will the industry be able to adapt with…

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Emissions laws Ellis Fox Blog

How will new emissions laws impact construction firms?

2050 may seem a long way off, after all there are still 30 years before the net zero emissions targets need to be met. However, in the built environment its common knowledge that office buildings, shopping complexes and highways are not just built to meet today’s needs, they need to fit tomorrow’s purpose too. Building…

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Circular economy infrastructure Ellis Fox Blog

Building infrastructure that lasts

Once upon a time things were built to last, and they did impressively well. There are many structures in the UK that are hundreds of years old and still standing strong. Today, however, one of the biggest infrastructure headaches is maintenance. Due to incredibly high volumes of traffic and adverse weather conditions, the UK’s road…

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Infrastructure flooding EllisFox Blog

Will UK infrastructure sink or swim?

The past week has seen several flood warnings issued in various parts of England as autumn rains are producing much heavier downpours than usual. Some areas experienced a week’s worth of rain in just a few hours and there has already been extensive damage to both homes and infrastructure. To make matters worse, there is…

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