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Recruiting the recruiters

We have recently been focussing a lot on the construction sector here on the Velocity blog, then I guess we would as it’s the sector we work in and every one of us has a strong passion to promote the industry here in the UK. So, this week I wanted to change it up a bit and focus on how the recruitment sector as a whole coul…

Skills, age, gender – Bridging the gap in construction

The skills gap in the construction sector is not a new phenomenon but has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic. From the self employed to large enterprises, all have their unique take.   Construction is a unique sector, unique in the way that is sees more self-employed than any other sector in the UK. Of t…

Lessons from the past

It is a very strange time for the construction industry, but there is hope on the other side, there’s just one last hurdle to go… As the furlough scheme begins to wind down there is news of big firms having to make employees redundant. This can be a worrying thought for those in the industry, and especially those train…

Training for success

The construction industry was one of the hardest hit sectors as a result of coronavirus, now on the road to recovery, there could be many of you reading this from home interested in joining the sector. And you would be right to, the construction sector is a backbone of the economy and plays a part in all our lives whether you…

Technology building the future

Velocity Recruitment is closely monitoring the effects of coronavirus on the construction industry and will continue to do so, but this week however we wanted to look ahead. With a view towards the technology that will be shaping the industry for years to come. Virtual reality (VR)VR has been making huge strides in both bu…

‘Phase Two’ begins…

Last week we spoke about the new guidelines and safe working in the construction sector based on the Prime Minister’s three-step road map to recovery. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has also outlined their three-stage plan for the industry’s recovery.  As we enter phase two, there some important considerat…

Road map to recovery

In the latest review of the UK’s lockdown measures, a three-step road map to recover has been unveiled by the Prime Minster. As every industry is affected by Covid-19 the construction sector has been particularly hard hit, with lockdown estimated to cost the sector £237m per day. But there is hope in sight, with the pha…

BEE the best you can BEE

Do you remember the old ‘norm’? It does seem a distant memory! So, we are thinking about the potential new ‘norm’ and how, no matter what that looks like from a job point of view, the skill of employability can be nurtured. Whilst some people are naturally ‘gifted’, being employable is a skill that can be taught, …

Working out the new ‘norm’

When it comes to working from home and taking daily exercise to get out of the house it seems that its more than our bodies that are getting a workout. Our minds are developing new muscles that are learning and growing to work in the new norm – remotely! Body and mind work out. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn…

Keeping business moving in the face of corona

With doom and gloom on every channel you would be forgiven for retreating into your bunker and hunkering down until it all blows over. The fact of the matter is that when you are a social creature, as all (well, almost all) humans are, this is simply not an option. Whether it’s family or your furloughed staff there’s a mu…