The SCS Group, (Easivent's parent company) is thrilled to announce it is one of the 50 employers listed in this year’s Building Good Employer Guide.
SCS Group is devoted to keeping its staff happy, well-trained and motivated and being included in Building’s 2016 list is confirmation of the firm’s ongoing commitment to its employees.
Building magazine, which published the Good Employer Guide on Friday, November 25, 2016, says this year’s guide shows the active steps construction’s top employers are taking to increase the appeal of the industry to new recruits.
Sarah Richardson, Editor of Building magazine, said in the guide: “The need for the construction sector to recruit more skilled workers is an issue that has been placed under an ever-intensifying spotlight in recent months.”
She made reference to consultant Mark Farmer’s recently published hard-hitting review of the industry’s labour market, ‘Modernise or Die’, that forecast that 700,000 new workers will be needed within five years to replace those due to retire, exacerbating existing shortages.
She added: “Meanwhile, the vote for Brexit, likely to lead to tightened rules over labour movement, has thrown doubt over how much the industry can continue to rely on foreign workers to plug skills gaps.”
The Editor said it is clear that the construction sector needs to both increase its appeal to potential workers and widen the pool of talent from which it has traditionally recruited, adding: “The 50 firms in this year’s Building Good Employer Guide are leading the way in both of these respects.”
One of the most striking trends to emerge from this year’s guide is the increasing effort employers are making to appeal to a more diverse group of workers, said Sarah Richardson.
Christopher Jones, Projects Director at SCS Group, said: “We are really pleased to be included in this year’s Building Good Employer Guide. Being recognised by such a prestigious publication is truly great news.
“Keeping our staff happy is very important to us and we strive to make sure that they always feel involved via regular team-building events, meetings, appraisals and feedback sessions and more. We make sure we listen to our staff and we value their views and feedback.”