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Site Manager Struggle Could Stunt Industry Growth

As we’ve all seen in recent news articles the UK’s construction industry is starting to suffer due to a shortage of Site Managers.

The ‘Building for Growth’ report by Lloyds Banking Group, shows a third of construction companies are failing to find qualified candidates for Site Manger roles which is causing our construction sites problems.

With figures for the industry showing a 34% shortage for Site Managers and Electricians, with Project Managers following closely behind on 33%, and Quantity Surveyors and Architects facing a 31% shortage there has unavoidably been a negative effect on the construction industry output.

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Why staff retention should be a key part of your agenda in 2015

This week marks the first full week back into work after the Christmas break. For many people, Christmas hasn’t just been a time for turkey and mince pies; but has been a time to reflect on their careers.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), over a third of employees are planning to change jobs in 2015.

The majority of individuals surveyed are looking to change employment to access better career progression routes, with the second highest percentage wanting to move for an increase in salary.

The results of the survey suggest the reasons for considering a change of employer is a marked increase in the confidence of the UK economy and the fact that many individuals careers and salaries have stagnated during the recession.

Throughout our many years’ experience of speaking with candidates, the survey backs up what we’ve seen, as it’s very rare that candidates look to change employers because of money alone.

In a number of instances, employers feel that increasing a person’s salary will placate the person when the reality is that most employees seek recognition and the opportunity to progress their career.
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