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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place

Hamilton International Technology Park

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Are you an employer in the construction industry? Do you want to attract more women into your company, improve staff retention and work towards changing perceptions about the construction industry?

We would like to invite you to our opening launch of Inclusive Value, a partnership between Sir Robert McAlpine, City of Glasgow College, Equate Scotland and CSIC.

What is Inclusive Value?

Inclusive Value is a free resource for employers and training providers in the construction sector, supporting them to develop a happier and more inclusive workplace. A company may not always know how their employees feel in the work place or recognise the barriers that women face in their organisation. This toolkit provides tailored advice to employers on how to create a more inclusive and ultimately happier work place for everyone by asking both employers and employees their views on workplace culture. We use this information to inform employers on practical steps they can to recruit, retain and support a diverse and ultimately more successful workforce.

Why are we doing this?

According to the Construction Trade Union, GMB, it will take almost 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry. But the UK construction industry does not have 200 years to wait, we need to act fast if we are to keep up with current demands. By 2020 the UK will need another one million workers to keep up with the rate of house building alone, not to mention major national infrastructure projects such as HS2, Hinckley Point C and the City Region Growth Deals taking place in Scotland. And this all comes as the industry faces challenges such as an ageing workforce, a widening skills gap and uncertainty around Brexit. The time is now for the construction sector to take action and to recruit, retain and support a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we live and work in.

Join us for a series of short presentations followed by one on one guidance on how to use and benefit from the Inclusive Value toolkit.

Agenda:

9.00 Tea, coffee & refreshments served from 9am

9.30 Welcome from the Inclusive Value team

9:40 Why we need diversity in the construction sector.

Karen Brookes from Sir Robert McAlpine

10.00 Emma Marriott from Emma Marriott Consulting

10.20 Call to action – Take the next step towards creating an inclusive and diverse workplace

10:30 Group sessions – How to get the most out of the Inclusive Value toolkit


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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place

Hamilton International Technology Park

Hamilton

G72 0AH

United Kingdom

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