About The Book
"The objective of this review is to produce a strategic overview of training of construction operatives, enabling the recommendations to be viewed in the long-term strategic context within which they have been developed."John Carter, Chairman, Steering Group for the Strategic Review With labour accounting for a significant proportion of the cost of major new build projects or repair and maintenance undertakings, the efficiency and productivity of any job is directly related to the effectiveness and performance of the workforce employed. Possessing the right skills level for a particular job can mean the difference between a successful project and one which fails to deliver to budget and on time. Some firms in the industry are already very conscience of the need for a highly skilled workforce, and they devote considerable resources to securing this objective. However, too few firms are developing effective human resource strategies to meet the skill needs in a changing environment. Strategic review for construction skills training helps the industry as a whole to improve its performance. It concentrates on identifying deficiencies in performance, analysing reasons for them, and making recommendations designed to result in the provision of an appropriately skilled workforce.