Could women help solve the trades skills shortage? Figures released by AXA insurance in February highlighted a massive lack of gender equality in the construction industry; with women making up a mere 5.2% of the current trades workforce. We’ve taken a look at the key statistics to demonstrate some of the main issues from the report […]
How do I complete my agency timesheet? Temporary employees at Ionic Recruitment need to complete paper timesheets to validate the hours or days they have worked for our client and to ensure they are paid at the end of each week. Completing your timesheet correctly is the most important part of your week! Here’s the […]
The Housing White Paper: a job half done The highly anticipated Housing White Paper released last week may have proved to be a bit of a disappointment for anyone expecting radical changes; however there are some points which are worth considering in the battle against the housing crisis.
What Questions are asked in a Construction Interview? In many cases the amount you prepare for an interview is the difference between getting an offer and being shown the door. It’s a good idea to put some time aside for interview preparation. Below we’ve put together some of the most common questions asked during a […]
How do I write a CV for a Trades job? Your potential new boss in the construction industry will be expecting something different to what you might find on ordinary CV tutorials. See our top tips to help you find more work!
Life in the office can be nothing but distractions – Jen, our in-house expert of ionic’s new ‘Office Support Division’ gives her fundamental tips to keep you and your team firing on all cylinders
Ionic Recruitment’s Managing Director, Martyn Makinson, talks to Future Constructor & Architect about the findings in the Farmer report and how it affects the construction recruitment industry. The Farmer report created a stir in the construction industry at the start of UK Construction Week, with looming headlines predicting the demise of the construction industry, rising […]
Introducing our newest employee to join the Ionic team, Donna Rhodes.
With over 15 years experience in recruitment Donna has joined Ionic to take control of our white collar contract division as Associate Director.
To welcome Donna to the team we asked her a few questions.
Travel and Subsistence allowance changes in March 2016 Budget
Last week saw George Osborne deliver his latest budget to the country. Contained within the budget was the formal announcement about the change to contract and freelance workers’ pay structures that he outlined in his previous budget.
The decision to implement the new legislation has a massive impact on the contract recruitment sector. We’ve spoken to Julia Kermode from the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) to comment on the new changes and she had the following to say….