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Equality, diversity and inclusion from both perspectives

The success of any business depends on its people. By capitalising on what is unique about individuals and drawing on their differing perspectives and experiences a client can add real value to their operations by widening the talent pool in which they are fishing. And, as recruitment consultants are often the first touchpoin…

Bouncing Back – keeping talent

The pandemic has accelerated the change in working practices exponentially. Versatile workplaces and venues where people come to learn, collaborate and socially interact are now the order of the day. That is according to new research in a white paper issued by Mitie - the UK’s leading facilities management and professional …

London is open for recruitment business – it’s official!

According to the most recent KPMG and REC report on Jobs – May 2021, it seems that there is more good news for the London recruitment sector as recruitment firms witness a third successive rise in permanent placements during May. Temporary placements increased as a slower rate, but the  overall rise in vacancies was steep …

Living in a material world

Anyone in construction will know of the plight of the trades to get their hands on certain materials throughout the lockdown, but, what’s behind the material dearth and double-digit inflation of key trade essentials? Cement supplies are reportedly broadly back to normal (unless you are in the 18 per cent of users relying…

Is the daily commute coming to an end?

Agile working looks like it’s here to stay and is set to change the way we recruit too. A recent survey of 250 webinar attendees by city-based law firm Trowers & Hamlins firmly supports the argument that the recruitment net is getting wider as potential employees embrace splitting their time between an office and home w…

Construction Recruitment is on the UP!

After a six year downturn, the recruitment sector is finally bouncing back. According to research issued by KPMG and REC, the monthly report on jobs for March points to a substantial increase in hiring activity across the UK. And, it places the upturn squarely on the shoulders of the easing of national lockdown measures and t…

Digital transformation – under construction

Advancements in technology are commonplace in many sectors and construction is no exception. As projects become more complex the demand for more efficient ways of working and keeping costs competitive becomes more apparent. Couple these with the reduce…

What’s happening in construction?

With restrictions changing everyday and potentially an end to the ‘stay home, stay safe’ message, construction has risen to the challenge ensuring the built environment can keep on improving, new homes are built keeping the sector strong for when we put Covid-19 behind us. So this blog we are breaking down the latest n…

How Robots will change the life of the Architect

Naturally, here at Velocity we focus a lot on the future of the construction industry,  and one area that is fascinating is the deployment of technology in our sector, we’re usually talking about the sort of equipment that increases efficiency. But, in the face of Covid-19  technology is being put to use in new wa…

Looking ahead – Artificial Intelligence in construction

At Velocity we have spent a lot of time discussing the effects the pandemic has had on both construction and recruitment, but this week we wanted to do something a bit different. At the mercy of government restrictions and vaccines, there is nothing else we can do to prepare but to continue pushing on and placing candidates i…