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Bright forecast for construction and STEM with the promise of investment in skills

Bright forecast for construction and STEM with the promise of investment in skills

Perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects) have been changing over last decade, and everyone accepts that the impact of technology will continue to transform the world for generations to come.

The importance of equal weight in the work-life scales

The importance of equal weight in the work-life scales

The fast-pace of modern life brings a busy dynamic to business in the UK and often leads to long working hours. Technology has enriched our lives in so many ways, including by creating more work. In doing so, it has also made work more accessible and no longer necessarily a physical place that we need to attend. Mobile phones mean that we are always ‘on’, creating pressure to keep the plates spinning 24 hours a day.

Managing expectations leads to better recruitment outcomes

Managing expectations leads to better recruitment outcomes

You have a key role to fill in your team. All you need to do is post the job advertisement you used last time, and the applications will come flooding in. What could be simpler? There is undoubtedly an ideal candidate in the mind of most recruiters, and a dream job role for many candidates. You can better match the two by managing expectations on both sides during the recruitment process, helping to create a firm basis for the future right from the start.

An ever developing process – why development and change drive the construction sector

An ever developing process – why development and change drive the construction sector

There is a very complex series of forces at work when it comes to driving change in the construction industry. It seems we are constantly being shown a new developmental process and either wringing our hands about how it will affect the industry or marvelling at the technological miracle being presented, or possibly both at the same time.

Catalyst areas

To take a bit of a simplistic overview, we can probably consider the drivers for change as a series of catalyst areas.

Temp staff in a skills shortage – The hidden benefit to workers

Temp staff in a skills shortage – The hidden benefit to workers

Given a choice, we would all live in a world where supply and demand were equally matched. It would be perfect if every open vacancy in any business meant the perfect candidate walked through the door and everyone simply went back to work. However, while it may not be quite having the impact some of the gloomier commentators predicted, there is a skills shortage in some areas, and we need to think about it. One method of approaching the situation is via an increased reliance on temporary staff.

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