Construction Meet the Buyer Trade Shows UK

Top Construction Expos, Meet the Buyer Events and Conferences in 2019

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If you’re looking for events dedicated to the Construction Industry in the UK, look no further! There are many opportunities to meet suppliers and buyers (main contractors and sub-contractors), often for free, across the country. Have I missed an event? Please leave me a comment to let me know! 21 May 2019 – Constructionline Northern […]

Construction Skills Shortages UK

What are the construction jobs with the highest skill shortages in the UK?

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The construction industry is plagued by an endemic shortage of skills, due to an ageing workforce, a profession that finds it difficult to attract young employees, and the volatility of the industry. This article explores what skills are in highest demand in the construction industry. What are your strategies to address these shortages? Please leave […]

Top UK Construction News websites

What are the top UK construction news websites in 2019?

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If you’re looking for the latest UK construction news, job adverts or interesting places to advertise your services or vacancies, we’ve compiled a list of the top UK construction news websites and magazines. They all have quite a differentiated look and feel, focus and readership. If I’ve missed any publication, please leave me a comment […]

Gig Platforms Recruitment Agencies UK Technology

Gig platforms: inspiration rather than competition for the recruitment industry

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While gig platforms have grown exponentially in the past 5 years, have attracted lots of media attention and received heavy venture-capitalist investment, little has been written about their impact on the often forgotten agency workers. What if the gig economy has not had as big an impact on the job market as it’s claimed? Far […]

AI Recruitment Agency Technology Gig Platforms

Why AI won’t kill the recruitment industry

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After co-founding a business like TempaGoGo, which brings tech to help traditional recruitment agencies, it’s always instructive to take five minutes out now and then to see which predictions of the industry’s imminent demise at the hand of some new technology have been disproved. Take for instance Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online […]

All you need to know about IR35.

What is IR35? Does it apply to you? What happens if you fall “inside IR35”?

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The IR35 is a UK tax legislation in place since April 2000. It was designed to prevent self-employed contractors who are effectively employed by their end-clients from avoiding income tax and national insurance contributions. This article clarifies all you need to know about the IR35: What is IR35? Why is it called IR35? Does IR35 […]

How to choose a good construction recruitment agency

How to deal with skill shortages in the UK construction industry?

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“Construction is back” Construction Skills Network ‘Construction is back’ – according to the latest Construction Skills Network report (2018-2022) from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the UK construction sector will grow between 2018 and 2022, requiring an extra 158,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, as calculated by the Farmer Review, it’s also estimated that the construction industry […]

Are gig workers different from temp agency workers?

What are the different types of temporary roles in the UK?

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Zero hour contracts, gig workers, temps, freelancers, interims, contractors, agency workers… enough to get our heads spinning. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? This article explains: What are the 3 different employment statuses in the UK? What are the employment rights of employees, workers and self-employed workers? What is the difference between a gig […]