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Inspire Me

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A practical guide to boosting profitSubscription

This industry is brilliant at solving problems. 

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MPs call for smaller firms to report gender pay gaps

MPs call for smaller firms to report gender pay gapsSubscription

Smaller companies should be forced to report the gender pay gap within their organisations, MPs have said.

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Men hold 88% of top 20's executive board postsSubscription

Men continue to dominate top jobs among the UK’s 20 largest contractors with seven out of every eight executive board roles held by male employees, CN can reveal.

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The exceptional eight: Meet the Inspire Me finalistsSubscription

This year’s CN Talent Awards are recognising eight incredible people in the industry who have made the Inspire Me shortlist.

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How to break the deadlock on diversitySubscription

Our industry has a voracious appetite for skilled workers.

Just 4% of senior industry roles taken by women

Just 4% of senior industry roles taken by womenSubscription

Women occupy just 4 per cent of senior roles in the UK’s biggest listed construction firms, a new report has found.

Owen Goodhead managing director Randstad CPE

Shatter the myths to bring women into constructionSubscription

Our Women in Construction report surveyed more than 5,500 workers across the construction, property and engineering industries, and the results were reflective of a sector where just 12 per cent are women.

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Inspired in ManchesterSubscription

This morning CN took its Inspire Me campaign up to Manchester – the first event we’ve put on outside of London for nearly a decade (with many more planned).

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Rising stars: How we can tackle the skills gapSubscription

A panel of the industry’s best new talent came together to offer a unique insight on why construction is struggling to attract young people – and how it can solve the problem.

Anjali Pindoria project surveyor Avi Contractors

We are not a failures club – so let's prove itSubscription

‘Construction’: what are the public’s first thoughts when they hear that word?

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Shocked, shaken, shut out: Women react to the gender pay gapSubscription

Construction has the largest gender pay gap of any UK industry. But behind the data, why is this issue business-critical and what do the experiences of women in the sector reveal about the challenges we must tackle? 

Owen Goodhead managing director Randstad CPE

Gender inequality: What your business can doSubscription

The findings of Randstad’s 2018 Women in Construction report can be seen as bittersweet. 

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Women: Are you angry?Subscription

Women in construction: are you angry? I imagine the answer is yes.

Gender pay gap: What are you so afraid of?

Gender pay gap: What are you so afraid of?Subscription

Why is it that the UK’s largest contractors put so much work into getting their gender pay gap data published but then don’t want to talk about how they are tackling the issue?

Gender pay gap: Construction exposed as the worst offender

Gender pay gap: Construction exposed as the worst offenderSubscription

Construction officially has the worst gender pay gap of any UK industry. Binyamin Ali examines the figures for the 10 biggest contractors and looks at what needs to be done.

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Not just for men: We have to challenge these misconceptionsSubscription

Gender disparity within the UK workforce is a hot topic, now more than ever.

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Women in construction: What do the numbers say?Subscription

Being a woman in construction is hard. But exactly how challenging is it?

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WATCH: Inspire Me launches first workshop in LondonVideoSubscription

CN’s Inspire Me campaign kicked off in London, as more than 80 attendees braved ’Beast from the East’ conditions to attend the first workshop at London’s Soiftel Hotel.

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Why is construction still holding women back?Subscription

Discrimination. Sexism. Inequality of opportunity. Exclusive research has revealed that these factors are holding back women’s construction careers. So how can these barriers be torn down?

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Tackling gender diversity is an education for us allSubscription

Construction News launched Inspire Me this year to encourage women to pursue and achieve leadership roles in this industry.

One in five companies have no women in senior roles

One in five companies have no women in senior rolesSubscription

One in five construction companies have never promoted a woman to a senior position and nearly half of female workers say they have experienced gender discrimination, a CN/Randstad survey has found.