Construction hiring trends Ellis Fox Blog

Top Hiring trends for 2022 in Construction

The great resignation is far from over and companies are having to work harder than ever to attract and retain top talent.  As construction and infrastructure projects ramp up, what can main contractors do to ensure they don’t lose out on opportunities to get the best people in the industry working for them? In this…

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Net Zero construction

What does the future of net-zero construction look like?

One of the biggest challenges construction leaders face when it comes to achieving net-zero is bridging the gap between environmental ideals and construction realities. Building methods are so entrenched that getting everyone to shift and align priorities won’t be easy. Fortunately some main contractors are taking a progressive approach, willing to pioneer ideas and share…

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Flexible working Ellis Fox Blog

Flexibility is no fad

Years ago some progressive companies started implementing flexible working conditions allowing employees to work from home on occasion or work office hours that suited them. Back then, it was seen as the exception rather than the norm as many companies believed it would lower productivity and become too difficult to manage. But after 18 months…

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Green jobs Ellis Fox Blog

Green Jobs in Construction – Opportunities and Challenges

A report was recently published by the Green Jobs Taskforce citing that every UK job has the potential to be green. This aligns with the government’s proposed Green Revolution and is particularly relevant for the construction industry. As the built environment is one of the largest contributors of carbon emissions and waste, it is under…

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UKIB Ellis Fox Blog

Money Makers – How will the Infrastructure Bank change UK construction?

There is a great deal of responsibility resting with the UK’s Infrastructure Bank (UKIB). It has been trusted with a relatively large pot of money – £22 million to be precise – and tasked to fulfill two key mandates: Levelling up on inequality and helping the public and private sector reach net-zero targets. Of note…

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