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Low skilled doesn’t mean low value - How low skilled workers can be a good thing for your business

Low skilled doesn't mean low value

The UK has one of the most skilled workforces in the world with 42% of workers qualified to degree level, but the highest number of jobs that need to be filled (54%) are found within the low skilled sector.

Take a look at your business. How many labourers, drivers, machine operators, young workers, etc. do you have versus skilled managers, planners, engineers, architects? The number of unskilled workers often outweigh those of a company’s skilled workforce and yet is their value deemed to be as important?

New building designs and the use of VR and BIM

New building designs and the use of VR and BIM

Technology has touched every part of industry as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and none more so than construction. Technological changes in how we design, engineer and build structures have brought something quite different to the world of construction projects especially in the form of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR).

Resilience – why it is important to be able to adapt to change

Resilience – why it is important to be able to adapt to change

We are living in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, a technological rising that will radically change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. Change has never happened so quickly, and keeping up with it is essential if you are going to survive.

Are you doing enough to attract the top talent?

Are you doing enough to attract the top talent?

When you start that all-important search for your new company recruits, are you solely focusing on their qualities and skills, or have you remembered that how you measure up to the competition is just as important?

Health and wellbeing at work

Health and wellbeing at work - Construction industry

Mental Health Awareness week is just behind us, and is still a big topic on everyone’s minds; not just those in construction. Those of us in this industry spend an inordinate amount of time looking at safety issues that affect construction site workers, but we are all guilty of falling short in the area of mental and general health and wellbeing on site.

 

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