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Finding good staff is vital in construction, but it's not always easy. Sifting through applications can be extremely time-consuming, so it pays to plan ahead. You may be wondering what is important when recruiting new staff.
Currently, there is a shortage of skilled construction workers in the UK, so employers need to take every opportunity they can in order to find construction workers with the best skills and experience for the role. Knowing how to find those skilled construction workers is therefore essential for every construction company - but it can be easier said than done if you don't know where to start.
You may have needed to visit a recruitment consultant, but have you ever considered a career as one? Recruitment consultants act as the matchmakers of job hunting. They seek out top-quality candidates and match them to their client's job vacancies.
There are many benefits to being a recruitment consultant, here are six to consider:
When you're advertising a job in the construction industry, it is simply not possible to personally interview everyone who applies. This means that screening CVs is going to be an essential component of finding the right candidates to progress through to the first interview stage. Here are four tips for screening CVs that you can use to find the ideal candidates to interview.
Is construction recession-proof? In a word - no.
No industry is recession-proof, and when looking for specific examples of construction industry recession, 2008 is the last time considerable economic turbulence caused serious damage. Recession impact on construction industry businesses and workers can be enormous - up to 2.3 million jobs were lost during the last recession, and nearly 150,000 firms closed.
Although the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak seems to be behind us, the crisis is far from over. With case numbers increasing, government guidelines are changing frequently, and new restrictions are being rolled out across the regions with higher rates of infection. Many businesses are struggling to cope with this ongoing disruption, and the construction industry has been hit hard.
IR35 regulations – the complex tax legislation intended to prevent contractors working as ‘disguised employees’ – are changing, and unfortunately getting more confusing. From April 2021, responsibility for determining the tax status of a contractor will fall squarely on the shoulders of the client organisation. So how does the new IR35 work? And what does it mean for contractors and employing organisations?
With the COVID-19 outbreak dominating the news, it is easy to forget that the final Brexit deadline is fast approaching. On the 31st December the transitional period will end and, whether we have agreed a deal with the EU or not, the UK will cease to be a member.
The phrase 'a happy worker is a productive worker' is frequently bandied about. But what does this mean exactly? Does worker wellbeing affect workplace performance, and what implications does this have for both employees and businesses?
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