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Use renewed confidence in construction trade to have a recruitment drive

IT’s been a good few months for Britain’s construction industry, believe P3 People Management, sparking hopes of a recruitment surge.
The construction industry grew at the fastest pace in nearly a year in February, bolstering expectations that the UK will escape a double dip recession.

Data from economic research firm Markit signalled a solid rise in construction output, which extended the period of continued growth to 14 months. There was also a sharp rise in new work intakes…

“The slowdown in UK construction sector output growth recorded in January was reversed in February, with a solid increase in activity indicated,” says Sarah Bingham, economist as Markit and author of the construction survey. “The rise in output was supported by a stronger commercial expansion. Perhaps more encouraging was the sharp increase in new business received, which should keep firms busy in the coming months.”

All three sub-sectors – housing, commercial and civil engineering – showed growth. Commercial construction was the strongest, expanding at the fastest pace since September 2010, while residential and civil engineering bounced back from contractions last month.

As confidence in the market grows, construction businesses will look to expand and recruit. Consultants at P3 People Management, Manchester’s leading HR consultancy, who work with businesses within the construction and property trade across the UK, can ensure you get the right staff.

Charlotte Gallagher, director of P3 People Management, says: “There has never been a greater time to ensure companies in construction, which sadly has not been immune to the economic downturn, are getting the very best from their recruitment process. A company’s success is highly dependent upon the people working within it – your staff have the opportunity to make a positive or negative impact on your business – so it is important you recruit the right people. Getting the selection process wrong carries considerable losses in terms of recruitment costs, lost sales, missed deadlines and lower staff morale. Businesses need to match the dynamics of your company, the career opportunity and the candidate, giving you the opportunity to do more than just fill a position.”

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