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Hiring the right construction workers is now more important than ever

Published on 5th October 2017

Recruiting the right workers is vital to the success of your construction project at any point in time. But with the most recent UK Construction PMI showing a fall in activity, finding the right people with the right skills is more important than ever.

September saw a decrease in the volume of new business coming to the construction sector, indicating a shortage of new work to replace projects that are being completed. Civil engineering was hit the hardest, and house building was actually the only broad area of construction to experience growth.

However despite the slowing business, employment figures continued to rise.

So why focus on recruitment?

Even though job creation continued, there is no denying that economic uncertainty (alongside extended lead times for budget approvals among clients) had its impact on construction last month.

The industry may slow down, but construction is never going to come to a complete stop. Projects will continue and work will be out there, meaning it’s essential you hire qualified staff now, to ensure you’re ready for projects coming in.

When taking on a new project, you need to guarantee it’ll be completed on time and to a high standard. Your workforce is the most important factor in ensuring that.

If you can ensure the quality of your staff, you can ensure the quality of your work.

Kalcrest Site Services are a recruitment firm that specialise in finding high quality, reliable candidates for the construction industry. We can help you find everyone you need, from labourers to site managers, anywhere in the UK.

For more information or to speak to a member of our team about recruiting for a current or future project, call us on 01709 720348 or send us an email at



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