August 2016


_ Business leaders urged to invest in skills now to future-proof their businesses as evidence from employers shows some migrant workers may already be considering leaving the UK   The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has resulted in a softening in employers’ hiring intentions, according to the latest CIPD/Adecco Group UK & Ireland Labour Market Outlook. This unique data is based on UK employer sentiment in the two


_ Commenting on the Women and Equalities Select Committee report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy for the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development said:   “We welcome the recommendations of the report, specifically regarding the roll-out of ‘name-blind’ recruitment processes. While there are no quick solutions to delivering success in progressing diversity and inclusion, and certainly no silver bullets


_ Responding to the TUC’s research on sexual harassment at work, Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development comments:   “Given that sex discrimination legislation has been a firm part of employment law in this country for several decades, it’s disappointing and worrying to see so many women saying they have experienced sexual harassment at work. The Equality Act 2010 outlaws

London Olympic Stadium

_ Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has completed the transformative engineering works to the iconic former London Olympic stadium.   The works, which began in January 2014 on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), have contributed significantly to the regeneration of the Olympic stadium, allowing West Ham United FC to start using the multi-purpose venue in August. Sustainable measures included the reuse of over 6,000m of cable,

Myriad Carbon

In an exciting move designed to react to recent changes in the market as well as further improve customer service and support, Myriad CEG Group has restructured its business to incorporate an extended range of power producing technologies and low carbon solutions and launched a new website.   Well known for its biomass offering, the restructure will see the introduction of additional low-carbon and CHP gas renewable solutions by Myriad


Procius, Mitie’s employee screening and vetting company, has launched a revolutionary new app-based right to work (RTW) checking system powered by KPMG which will support businesses in ensuring they comply with Home Office/Immigration Service requirements. The app is the first of its kind and will give Procius’ clients access to a managed RTW service that will enable recruiting managers to complete a right to work check using a mobile device.


Vocational training experts agree that the current system will not deliver the quality apprenticeships necessary   Radical reforms are needed to raise the quality of apprenticeships and ensure they are regarded as a genuine alternative to university, highlights a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The findings are based on a collection of essays written by a range of experts on vocational training

Construction Youth Trust

. Willmott Dixon interior fit-out company teamed up with 13 young people from Southwark and Camden to refurbish the Construction Youth Trust’s Bermondsey Training Centre and provide them with a springboard to long-term employment.   Willmott Dixon Interiors chose the students aged, between 16–26 years, from the Construction Youth Trust for a fast-track three week programme to boost their skills and knowledge to help them land jobs and alleviate London’s

Internet of things

 . Robot journalists, cars that drive themselves, fridges that alert you when your milk is going bad…welcome to the future, powered by the Internet of Things.   The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, and it is transforming how we live, work and play. Businesses will be the biggest adopters of IoT, followed by governments and consumers. The IoT is changing how buildings are managed and automatised (the

Litttlehampton Wilmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon’s track record for building flagship leisure centres is being further strengthened after Arun District Council selected the company for the £15m Littlehampton Leisure Centre. Willmott Dixon has delivered more than £100 million of leisure facilities in the past six month and the company’s recent involvement in flagship schemes includes new centres in Tewkesbury, Dartford, Scarborough, St Albans, Oldham, Hebburn, High Wycombe and Romford, where Willmott Dixon is creating