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Effective recruitment essential to combat construction skills shortage

Published on 5th March 2019

Skills shortages continued to present challenges for the UK construction sector in the first months of 2019. And with the most recent IHS Markit / CIPS Construction PMI reporting a fall in activity, making sure you hire the right workers is even more essential than before.

It is no secret that the construction sector has seen a growing skills gap for a number of years now. Construction firms across the country, particularly SMEs, have reported struggling to recruit skilled tradespeople such as bricklayers, carpenters, plumbers and electricians, with demand far outweighing supply.

Despite February’s decline in business output leading to subdued levels of job creation overall, IHS Markit reported that in addition to searching for skilled workers, there has been a focus on recruiting trainees to help alleviate skills shortages.

To ensure you can deliver your projects successfully in this competitive jobs market, a thorough recruitment process is imperative. Crafting attractive job vacancies and knowing where to advertise these in order to reach the right candidates (whether they are actively looking for work or currently in employment) is crucial.

Kalcrest Site Services supply skilled, experienced and fully reference-checked construction workers at all levels of the build, from tradespeople through to site managers and directors. Our consultants tailor our services to suit your specific requirements and make sure you find the best people to deliver your projects.

Whether you have a short notice requirement right now, or to discuss future recruitment needs, give the Kalcrest team a call on 01709 720348 (Rotherham), 01274 733776 (Bradford) or contact us via the website.

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