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Hays Salary Guide 2016

The performance and outlook of the construction industry remains strong and the number of projects in the pipeline is at its highest level since the downturn. The advent of a new government after the 2015 general election signalled a number of investment decisions around infrastructure and housing. Additionally, the proposed changes to planning regulation are also viewed positively by the sector. These factors, alongside a healthy confidence in the economy, are giving employers confidence and leading to further investment in recruitment.

Below is a summary of the key insights from the Construction & Property Salary Guide 2016.

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Employers will now consider candidates with a wider mix of qualifications, experience and backgrounds. They are also looking further afield to find staff. There has been notable growth in the number of non-UK professionals being employed, particularly those from the EU.

We are also seeing many companies undertaking significant graduate and apprentice recruitment programmes to provide their own pipeline of future skills. Those employers that develop and deploy a broader range of strategies and are more open in their interpretation of role requirements are enjoying the most success in the recruitment arena.

Whilst buoyant activity levels and long-term confidence fuel both the demand and competition in permanent recruitment, the pressures to meet demand and achieve productivity goals is driving an increased use of temporary and contract employees. This is evident across all disciplines and functions in the sector, and at both an operational and management level.

Salary Guide

The Hays Construction & Property Salary Guide includes information on: Architecture salaries, building services salaries, civil engineering salaries, structural engineering salaries, facilities management salaries, general practice surveying salaries, health and safety salaries, social housing salaries and surveying consultants salaries.

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