INDUSTRY NEWS

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Amey Rail snaps up Carillion rail projects saving 700 jobs

Projects in the East Midlands, London and North West England back on track

Date:         22/02/2018

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Centre Point Tower developer claws back £1m from McAlpine

McAlpine counts cost of row over design and build or construction management route for London tower

Date:         22/02/2018

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Morgan Sindall profits soar as margins restored

Fit-out and construction deliver strong profit growth as 2018 set to be bumper year

Date:         22/02/2018

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Carillion bosses dodge pension black hole

Accounts show one pension scheme was in surplus while the rest had an £800m deficit

Date:         22/02/2018

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Suspended sentence for scaffolder spotted without harness

Court hears how experienced worker chose to ignore safety rules

Date:         22/02/2018

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Construction slave labour ring smashed in East London

Fifty Eastern European workers saved after exploitation on sites

Date:         21/02/2018

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GRAHAM wins £86m Liverpool build to rent tower

Demolition work to start on waterfront site this month

Date:         21/02/2018

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Sisk vows to complete joint venture jobs after Lagan collapse

Contractor will complete Highways England schemes on its own

Date:         21/02/2018

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Struggle for talent continues despite rise in unemployment – REC

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from October-December 2017, show that both the number of unemployed people and the number of vacancies have increased while real wage growth is still falling.

Date:         21/02/2018

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Interserve to close power lines operation axing over 70 jobs

Power transmission firm to be wound down over next few months

Date:         21/02/2018

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Galliford Try clinches £55m Leamington Spa housing project

Partnerships arm will build 375 homes for Waterloo Housing Group

Date:         21/02/2018

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BAM counts cost of weaker pound

UK business pre-tax profit slip of 7% to £35m due to exchange rate change

Date:         21/02/2018

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Barratt looks to new building methods to boost volumes

Completions creep up by 2% as UK's largest house builder looks to use more offsite construction

Date:         21/02/2018

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Green light for London Deutsche Bank HQ

Developer Landsec says construction to continue once substructure is complete next March

Date:         21/02/2018

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QX Limited REC business partner strengthens its top leadership team with key appointments

The QX Limited, a leading business process outsourcing company providing recruitment, finance, accounts, payroll, software development and corporate advisory services, has announced new appointments as a part of its executive and senior management changes. These changes are a part of QX’s effort to provide effective support to recruitment agencies’ initiatives in the areas of IR35, GDPR, digital tax reforms and automation. 

Date:         20/02/2018

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Lagan puts construction arms into administration

Up to 200 jobs at risk as construction and building divisions hit by delays and disputes

Date:         20/02/2018

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Highways England calls bids for £326m Area 10

Hunt starts for maintenance and response contractor in north west

Date:         20/02/2018

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Consultant Dar to build new Holborn HQ

Hunt on for contractor as Currie & Brown owner plans UK expansion

Date:         20/02/2018

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Carillion directors ‘contemptuous’ of pension funding

Carillion trustees alerted watchdog twice over pensions shortfall to no avail

Date:         20/02/2018

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Civils to start on £160m Yorkshire shopping centre

Advanced highways and infrastructure work to start this summer

Date:         20/02/2018

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Liverpool advances £700m Festival Park redevelopment

Willmott Dixon to carry out enabling works around Festival Garden dome base

Date:         19/02/2018

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Mace lands £350m Stevenage town centre revamp

Council picks winning developer for major town centre regeneration

Date:         19/02/2018

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RedstoneConnect named premium IT service provider by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)

RedstoneConnect PLC has today announced it has been chosen as the premium preferred IT services partner by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Members of the REC who choose RedstoneConnect as their managed IT services provider will receive a special bundle of offers. This includes a 10 per cent discount on all services; an exclusive option for a one month rolling contract; and additional discounts on longer term contracts, saving up to 30 per cent. RedstoneConnect’s IT services will enable firms to be completely technologically flexible with their workforce, ensuring the best candidates are attracted by the top talent in the industry. 

Date:         19/02/2018

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REC announces charity partnership with OPERA

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) today announced a partnership with the youth employment charity OPERA. The collaboration will run for a minimum of five years and aims at getting more young people into work and staying in work.

Date:         19/02/2018

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New construction sector guide

The REC Legal team have published an updated guide to running an agency in the construction sector which can be found on our factsheets and guides section and CITB levy section on the Legal guide. 

Date:         16/02/2018

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Croner offer REC members 10 Top Tips on Managing A Grievance and offering FREE access to Expert HR and Health & Safety advice for your Employees

Managing A Grievance: 10 Top Tips For Members

Date:         15/02/2018

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GDPR – A force for good

A lot of people have little faith in those companies that hold their data, given recent incidents in the media .  Surely this is a good time to take a look at how you store and handle customers’ data to help restore that lost faith?

Date:         15/02/2018

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Designing an effective commission scheme

Having an effective commission scheme in place can help recruiters drive improved financial performance. Simon Kite of Saffery Champness outlines some of the key considerations when designing a scheme.

Date:         15/02/2018

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Is IT contract flexibility the secret to retaining top talent?

Retaining top talent is a challenge facing most, if not all, recruitment firms. Businesses need to keep their staff motivated and engaged with candidates by encouraging a healthy work-life balance with flexible working while giving staff the right tools and technology they need to do their jobs.

Date:         15/02/2018

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The ‘R’ Word

It’s a market for sellers and the recruitment industry is booming…and over the last four economic cycles the long-term industry growth trajectory has only ever been upwards.

Date:         14/02/2018

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