Over the next decade, the Construction Industry must ensure that we attract and retain talent to meet current and future skills demands. Organisations that value Equality Diversity & Inclusion attract and retain the best people, perform better and ultimately are more successful. Therefore, creating an environment where differences of thought and perspectives are encouraged, isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s essential for our future skills needs.
The next generation will expect and choose to work for organisations that encourage and embrace differences in backgrounds, opinions and thoughts. Businesses that fail to focus on workplace inclusion will undoubtedly get left behind.
CIF believe that the sector is one of the most diverse, but skills needs, retention of staff and expansion of talent are critical to our industry growth.