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House Building
Candidates

Studying for a degree in house building

The construction skills gap crisis took a bit of a U-turn last year with the introduction of the House Building Degree, which was set up by Redrow in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in Wrexham, to tackle the growing shortage of workers in construction. New home builds are a hot topic on the political register, and

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Employers

First and third world problems – count yourself lucky!

I’ve just been very fortunate and had an 8-day trip to Tanzania. My wife and I had 5 days on safari, and then 3 in Zanzibar. Apart from the absolutely marvellous chance to see many beautiful wild animals close up, we also travelled around 1,500km through the country. We met many locals, either in the hotels and lodges, or just

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Employers

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). The definition of Virtual Reality (VR)

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Employers

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. How is construction keeping up with these changes? Unlike many industries, construction has

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Employers

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? Before you even start the hiring process, it is a good idea to have a ‘health check’ of your company. Are you actually losing

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Candidates

Health and wellbeing at work

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

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Employers

Employing Generation Z – what to expect

Who is Generation Z? Generation Z, Gen Z, Post Millennials, iGeneration or iGen; call them what you like, but if you are going to be employing them, you need to know more about them. Although there is no exact demographic for this new wave of employees, Generation Z is thought to have been born between the mid-1990s and 2010, and

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Interview
Candidates

How do I answer cliché interview questions?

We’ve all been to an interview where you have been asked those cliché questions that have us rolling our eyes and wondering what exactly the right answer is. But have you ever stopped to question why recruiters are asking these questions and what information it is about us they are trying to find out? Well, let us put your mind

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