• Inspirational woman wins coveted construction award

    Last week we shared the news of three female construction professionals up for regional awards in Nottingham. We’re pleased to say that this latest blog is following a similar theme, but this time the woman in question is in the national spotlight.

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  • Female construction role models up for Nottingham awards

    We’ve long championed the need to encourage more women into construction. Those familiar with us will perhaps be aware of our #GirlsAllowed campaign, for example, which aims to tackle the chronic lack of gender diversity within the industry and encourage more women to pursue a job in construction. As part of our commitment to this, we will do whatever we can to not only actively get involved in promoting the sector as a career of choice to women, but also share what others are doing as well.

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  • New homes is the place to be – can you cut it?

    Residential construction is certainly experiencing an uptick in activity at the moment. Indeed, according to the latest Economic & Construction Market Review from Barbour ABI, the value of these new builds reached a staggering £2.7 billion in August. This represents the highest figure recorded by the industry analysts.

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  • The tech developments changing the construction landscape

    We’ve said it before and we’ll happily say it again: technology is the future of construction. In fact, it might even be the saviour of a sector which is struggling with on-going skills shortages. However, ‘technology’ is huge and it encompasses almost everything. So just what tech is being used on site and what does it mean for construction?

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  • Spend money on talent, make money on site

    We’ve all heard the phrase ‘you need to spend money, to make money’ and for construction it’s now arguably more important to make strategic investments than it’s ever been. Perhaps more importantly, its key that budgets are directed to the right place – in this case into skills development.

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  • 5 ways to mental wellbeing in construction

    At a time when the construction industry is facing a shortage of available skills, which is set to get worse as a result of Brexit and a rapidly approaching retirement cliff, it’s critical for employers to ensure that their workforces are operating to the best of their abilities and feel secure and healthy in their roles. This makes recent statistics which reveal that up to a quarter of the workforce could be set to leave the industry in the next 12 months due to poor mental health all the more worrying.

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  • One Way in the press in August

    As a leading recruitment consultancy with operations across the UK – not to mention a new office on the way – we like to think we know what we’re talking about when it comes to the human side of the construction industry. That’s why we’ve been highly vocal over the chronic lack of action in tackling skills shortages, amongst other topics. But what have we been talking about in the press this month?

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  • Builders on the lookout for future Scottish construction workforce

    There’s demand for construction skills across the UK at the moment, but if the latest reports are to believed it’s particularly strong north of the border. A major appeal has been launched to attract new workers to the industry in efforts to bolster the dwindling Scottish construction workforce.

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  • Saudi Arabia’s construction industry set to ignite

    The list of international construction hotspots may be surprising to those unfamiliar to the sector After all, you may not expect Turkey to possess the second largest construction industry on the globe by volume of projects completed outside of its home country. You also might not know that Indonesia would be one of the leading sites for development in the coming years. And while the likes of China, India and the US are all home to enormous construction firms and masses of building activity, there’s a surprising new contender entering the global arena. But why is Saudi Arabia’s construction industry set to ignite?

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  • The construction gender pay gap and what it means for gender diversity

    There aren’t many women working in the construction industry, nearly all of you will be aware of that. That’s one of the reasons why we’ve launched our #GirlsAllowed campaign, to help level the playing field and build on the shockingly low number of female professionals operating in the industry. Currently, just 1% of all onsite roles are held by women and this has to be improved if we’re to have any chance of tackling skills shortages.

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