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Inspire Me

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Spare a thought for the dinosaursSubscription

It seems an odd sentiment to have come out of last week’s Inspire Me workshop in Bristol.

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Language on trial at Inspire Me BristolSubscription

The barriers to gender diversity presented by language was the theme of Construction News’ Inspire Me workshop in Bristol this week.

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Want more women in senior positions?Subscription

Trying to understand why more women aren’t entering the industry is a headscratcher.

Lack of female facilities 'a major issue' on construction sites

Unite: Lack of female facilities 'a major issue' on construction sitesSubscription

Unite have said it is vital that women construction workers can experience “period dignity” on sites.

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Guess what? Career breaks to have kids don't erase your skillsSubscription

Returning to the construction industry after taking a long career break to start a family provoked mixed emotions for me, of both trepidation and excitement.

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Real solutions to the gender shortfallSubscription

VolkerWessels UK chief finance officer Naomi Connell knows a thing or two about challenging working environments.

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McGoff Construction appoints first female directorSubscription

Manchester-based McGoff Construction has appointed its first new female director in 45 years.

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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 gapsSubscription

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

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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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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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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.

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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? 

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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?