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Skanska pilot will reintegrate workers who take career breaks

30 JUN 2022 | TIYA THOMAS-ALEXANDER 30 JUN 2022 BY TIYA THOMAS-ALEXANDER Skanska is launching a pilot scheme to provide work opportunities for highly qualified employees who take a career break.

Employers need to attract more women into construction and retain them

29 JUNE 2022 | BY JANE ATKINSON

Many of us have campaigned for years to bring more women into the sector. But, sadly, the improvement has been marginal at best.

Inspiring Women | ‘Immense’ benefits of mentoring explored

07 APR 2022 | BY CATHERINE KENNEDY

The benefits of mentorship have been laid out in an Inspiring Women webinar, jointly hosted by NCE and its sister title Construction News last month.

Balfour Beatty gender pay gap widens

25 MAR 2022 | BY JOSHUA STEIN

The UK’s biggest construction contractor, Balfour Beatty, has revealed that its gender pay gap widened over the last 12 months.

The woman who built diversity into Network Rail’s culture

07 MAR 2022 | BY IAN WEINFASS

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion at one of the industry’s biggest clients, has spent more than a decade turning round the rail body's reputation on inclusivity. As she prepares to leave Network Rail, she tells Ian Weinfass about the progress she’s made and why there’s still a lot of work to be done.

‘Worth more than pay’ – sector experts debate the benefits of flexible working

24 AUG 2021 | BY LEM BINGLEY

Demand for flexible working has grown in the wake of the pandemic, but does flexibility fit with construction, and can it ease the sector’s gender balance and skills issues? Lem Bingley reports from a recent CN roundtable.

INWED 21 | Narrative change needed to tackle the gender imbalance in engineering

23 JUN 2021 | BY JENNIFER GLENISTER

Talking about the negatives around women in engineering could deter young girls and women from pursuing the industry before they’ve even tried any engineering discipline. As the industry celebrates International Women in Engineering Day today, I think this is an issue the civil engineering industry needs to be more mindful about.

Boardroom diversity: the value of dissenting voices

23 MAR 2021 | BY MARGO COLE

It is well established that companies with diverse leadership teams generate higher returns, and that the construction industry has a long way to go on this front. Margo Cole explores the potential for diversity to boost your business.

The power of evolution: how you benefit from a greater gender balance

03 DEC 2020 | BY DAVID PRICE

Construction News held a panel discussion as part of our Inspiring Women in Construction initiative to explore how firms must evolve to benefit from having more women in their businesses.

Lockdown gains: how the pandemic has helped women excel

29 SEP 2020 | BY MEGAN KELLY

‘Culture, careers and recruitment’ are key, and enable women to climb the construction industry ladder. As many firms encourage women to join their businesses, CN’s webinar asks how do we continue to do this in a pandemic which seems to be making regular routines a thing of the past?