New guidance on attracting and retaining construction workers

New guidance on attracting and retaining construction workers

Construction businesses can access the latest practical tips and guidance on boosting worker attraction, retention, and wellbeing, in a new free guide.

Published by employee benefits and outsourced payroll specialist and Construction Protocol supporter HIVE360, the new eBook: ‘Attract: Engage: Retain: your complete guide to getting your people strategy right’ is the first of its kind in the UK. With tips and advice for construction businesses on how to kickstart their people strategy, re-engage workers, and give their workforce a better employee experience, the eBook consolidates the findings of HIVE360’s unique review of employee experience in the UK.

“The construction industry’s skills shortage is at its highest level in 20 years, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics,” says David McCormack, CEO of HIVE360 which provides its mobile employee pay and benefits app Engage to all companies using its HMRC compliant outsourced payroll services.

“In addition, reports point to a mental health crisis in the industry, with the suicide rate of UK construction workers estimated to be as high as two people every day.

“There has never been a more critical time for construction firms to prioritise worker and employee engagement, retention and wellbeing, by equipping themselves with best practice advice and tools that will help them after a turbulent 18 months. The eBook is essential reading for businesses looking to kickstart their people strategy and give their workforce a better experience.

“The construction industry is under growing pressure,” he adds, “and needs to attract and then keep workers to help them win and complete contracts. Fulfilling worker expectations, together with supporting and protecting their mental and physical wellbeing, could be added benefits that set construction firms apart from the competition.”

David says HIVE360’s ‘Attract: Engage: Retain’ eBook “represents a wide-ranging perspective of employee engagement and people strategy”.

“The eBook is based on HIVE360’s own experience and commissioned research, together with extensive third-party sources of study, research and expert opinion,” he explains.

“We are regularly approached by business owners seeking support in this area, so we knew there was a need for a comprehensive, free resource, so we utilised our knowledge and resources to carry out a unique review of the employee experience in the UK.

“The eBook consolidates our findings, and these have shaped and informed the tips and advice in it that will support businesses to achieve effective employee retention, engagement and attraction.”

The free eBook is available to download here: ‘Attract: Engage: Retain: your complete guide to getting your people strategy right’

HIVE360 is championing a new model of employment administration, redefining payroll, and pension administration processing, and making employee benefits and wellbeing support more accessible to a wider pool of workers.  It is a GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) license holder and operates extensively in the GLAA and industrial recruitment sectors as well as across all areas of commerce supporting businesses of all sizes to achieve growth and profitability. For more information visit:

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