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Supplier Focus - Edition No.2

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Building Careers UK is the first supplier to be featured from the Cirrus Consortium Agency Labour Framework. As a Part B service framework, members have significantly more flexibility and freedom over selection and award than under the updated 2015 Public Contracts Regulations.

Building Careers offer permanent and temporary staffing solutions to both the public and private sector, including bespoke packages for SMEs to large scale key account managed services for some of the UK’s top 10 construction companies.

Working in partnership with a diverse customer base of candidates and clients Building Careers has successfully grown into one of the UK's leading specialist construction and property recruiters.

For this focus feature Building Careers UK offer the following insight:

Tapping into new talent: what’s the answer to Housing’s “single biggest obstacle?”

The current industry skills crisis is being regarded as the ‘single biggest obstacle’ to meeting housing targets. But the ‘ticking time bomb’ isn’t unsolvable – efforts are currently being made to boost funding in the sector for training and development. The next step is for the industry itself to make changes within their own organisations.

Better offerings to candidates can not only diversify the talent coming through the door but also impact retention rates of staff long term. Benefits from car allowances and gym memberships, to flexible working and company culture cause staff to turn their heads at a new job. Implementing an atmosphere that promotes aspects such as work/life balance and prioritising physical and mental health can be just one way of increasing retention and engagement rates across your team as well as productivity.

Building Careers UK Director Debbie King notes: “We can all make an impact on the skills shortage in our own organisations. Whether it’s attracting young people, investing training, or reframing your mindset on candidates, the solution to the skills crisis can impact your organisation as soon as you embrace change.”

Building Careers UK’s experts have been engaged in the frontline of the housing sector recruitment for the best part of two decades. We can evaluate where your business fits amongst others as an employer of choice, and how your offering can adapt to fit today’s talent. With a dedicated team of experienced recruiters, Building Careers UK is well placed to understand your project requirements and address your staffing needs.

For more information on next steps for embracing change in your workforce, contact Debbie King at Building Careers UK on 0151 230 1690 or visit: Building Careers UK

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