The shortage of qualified workers in the construction industry has been identified as a key reason why the construction sector has failed to innovate as quickly as other areas of the economy. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF)- Shaping the Future of Construction: An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap – companies need to do more to improve in-house learning and adopt new technologies to improve staff productivity and job satisfaction.
It’s a key insight that is at the heart of how Kingspan has designed its recruitment and staff training programmes to ensure the company has the talent in place that it needs to thrive.
Marie Maguire, Kingspan Group People and Leadership Development Manager, understands the sometimes narrow view that exists of the construction sector. However, about 100 million people across the world are employed in engineering and construction, enjoying dynamic careers in areas including marketing, engineering, R&D and data analytics.