Author Archives: Robert Woodford

Are Your In-House Recruiters Implementing These Strategies?

No – I’m concerned that they’re losing out. While they are getting jobs filled, are they missing out on better, more passive candidates beyond their reach or network? Would the extra cost of a recruitment fee be justified for the … Continue reading

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What’s happening in the offsite construction job market?

Adapting to Uncertain Times The current economic climate has undoubtedly influenced hiring decisions across the offsite construction industry. Many businesses are opting for temporary and contract staff to help manage interim needs due to fluctuating pipelines of work. This cautious … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2024: Celebrating Sustainability in Construction

But while traditional construction methods have been slower to go green, offsite construction has emerged as a shining example of sustainability. Let’s count the ways… Reducing waste: Standard construction methods generate a load of rubbish. But offsite construction cuts waste … Continue reading

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5 Staffing Options: Which Is Best for You?

In this blog post, we will explore the five main types of staffing arrangements – permanent, fixed term, interim, contract, and temp to perm – and provide a benefits summary for each to help you make an informed decision. Just … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Construction Sector is About to Pivot

The Dubai government’s budget statement for 2024, highlighted this anticipated shift with The Director General promised 8% of total expenditure to construction projects. That’s a solid AED6.328bn (estimated at £1.382bn), which sends a clear message to the private sector about … Continue reading

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Neom: The Futuristic $500 Billion Mega-Project in Saudi Arabia

What is Neom? More than just a city, Neom will be a region spanning 10,200 square miles (26,500 sq km) in northwestern Saudi Arabia along the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba. The project was launched by Saudi crown prince … Continue reading

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Why Construction (Still!) Needs More Women

Research shows that gender-diverse companies perform better financially too. And as the skills shortage continues, construction’s missing women are more needed than ever. So, the business case for boosting the participation of women in construction is clear. The trickier part … Continue reading

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Are candidates using you as a stepping stone?

If employees leave after months rather than years, it leaves you with a learner in the role much of the time. Why are candidates doing this—and what can you as an employer do to stop the hop? Why candidates could … Continue reading

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How our people used their £500 Wellbeing Fund last year

Then it occurred to us: why should we be the ones to pick? The no.1 expert on your body and mind is you. So we decided to just give our team £500 each, every year, to spend on anything remotely … Continue reading

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Could MMC solve the UK’s retrofitting challenge?

The UK needs to get its domestic buildings fit to meet its ambitious goal of net zero by 2050. We need a fast, scalable solution. That solution could be MMC (Modern Methods of Construction.) Right now, we still rely on … Continue reading

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