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New working practices set to continue

We’ve undertaken a detailed survey into the staffing plans of our industry post-pandemic and it has highlighted some interesting trends we’d like to share. Read our findings to see how this may affect recruitment of roles in the future.

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working from home
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How to inspire while working from home

Flexible working has certainly become more prevalent during the past year and it’s a trend that’s set to continue. We’ve put together some of our top tips on how to inspire your team and customers while working in a hybrid role with your time split between home and the office.

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Manager in building products premises
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Top Trends Facing the Building Products Industry in 2021

There’s no doubt that all facets of the Building Products sector faced a unique set of challenges in 2020, largely due to the impact of the pandemic. What are the prospects like this year? We take a look at the top trends facing the building products industry in 2021.     1. Recovery With so many projects delayed, there’s a

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London
Candidates

How to create a Killer CV

Remember . . . the whole point of a CV is to make it easy for a possible employer to pick you out as the best person to come for an interview. For our advice on creating a killer CV, view a recent webinar from Director Jerry Wood or read on for useful hints and tips.  Is your CV working

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Thought for the Day: Quantified Achievements

Most CVs I see are poor, they lack one vital element – which is “quantified achievements”. In the commercial world where I operate, most jobs can be distilled down to two factors:1. Do I make my employer money? E.g. sales roles2. Do I save my employer money? E.g. Production / productivity roles Further, when I interview people and ask them

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House Building
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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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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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Interview
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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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Mental health, and how to manage the stresses of modern life

A friend of mine recently had some problems with anxiety, and their mental health. The pressures of modern life, along with the insecurities we are all confronted with got to him. He is doing much better now thankfully.  Whilst everyone can suffer of course, in particular we men are not good at owning up to these problems. At least society

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