• Mental health and well-being week 2018

     Mental health awareness week this week. Are we coping? Are we as employers handling stress? What does this look like for the Construction industry? From researching many articles and surveys over the last year we have found that many employees do not think that their employers recognise the early signs of mental health issues.

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  • One Way awarded 5 stars in annual rail audit

     A specialist rail and construction recruitment company, One Way, has met the rigorous demands of the rail industry by being awarded five stars in its annual RISQS rail audit. The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is the pre-qualification service used by buyers of all products and services throughout the UK rail industry. The prestigious five star rating is awarded to suppliers who deliver the highest standards throughout the audit process without raising any issues over two consecutive reviews. The rating highlights One Way’s commitment to meeting the high health, safety, operational and competence standards required for working in the rail industry.

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  • Immigration and construction

    Just as companies will often move to locations where they can employ skilled or unskilled labour at the lowest cost, skilled and unskilled workers will head for those territories where they can earn the most money for their hard work. This movement is made easier by the expansion of integrated labour markets such as the European Union.

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  • What does Brexit look like for 2018 ?

     Brexit was a main topic across media in 2017 focussing around what it will look like, how it will affect businesses and skill shortages. After months of deadlock, there’s finally some good news on Brexit. The EU council have voted to move negotiations on to start talking about trade, however there are plenty of challenges still lie ahead. Reading a report recently it found that 69 percent of respondents are very or somewhat concerned about the rate of economic growth, and large proportions worry about interest rates (60%), inflation (60%), and restructure labour policies (59%). But Brexit tops the list once again, with 70% respondents saying they are very worried or somewhat concerned about its impact this year.  

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  • One Way -Recap of 2017

     One Way – Recap of 2017 2017 has been a busy year for One Way! As a leading recruitment consultancy with operations across the UK, at this time of year we like to take time to reflect on all our team members across Liverpool, Uxbridge and Southampton, as without them we would not be in the forefront of the recruiting world. They have all given 110% throughout 2017 and continue to work smart right into the run down towards Christmas.  

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  • Construction needs to invest in digital transformation

    Only a few weeks ago we shared the news of a report from the Danish Building Research Institute which revealed the cost saving potential of using digital comms on-site. Continuing on this theme, a recent feature on Construction News which questioned whether or not the industry was investing enough in technology innovation caught our attention.

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  • The 2017 Budget: what it means for construction

    The latest Budget announced by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, certainly proved interesting for our industry. It’s clear that the Government recognises that construction and infrastructure are vital for the UK economy and so we welcome many of the initiatives announced last week.

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  • The public wants more from rail, but can it be achieved?

    At the beginning of this year we predicted that rail would be the king of transport for 2017 as a number of key developments were scheduled, including the ever-debated HS2 developments. And it would appear that this focus on rail improvements has had an impact on the general public.

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  • Report reveals positivity in construction sector: but are businesses prepared?

    Only a few weeks ago we mentioned that SMEs in the construction field were noting a slowdown in workload as skills shortages began to impact projects. Encouragingly, however, reports from this month indicate an increase in positivity for the sector.

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  • Report shows digital comms on site can reduce costs

    We’ve long argued that tech and digital innovations will be beneficial when it comes to streamlining project costs and improving on-site efficiency, but proving this point is always going to be tricky when the technology is still so new. However, there is now research to support this fact, and everyone in construction should really stand up and take note.

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