How to recruit and retain high quality employees during a skill shortage

Address: BioPark Ltd, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3AX

Date: 29th April, 2015

Time: 4pm for 4.30pm. Finish approx. 6.30pm.

Employers in the construction industry are currently facing major issues recruiting employees at all levels, from apprentices to designers and project managers.

Herts Chamber and branches of Constructing Excellence and Forum for the Built Environment have joined forces to host a conference in Welwyn Garden City on 29th April to consider new approaches to HR strategy to recruit and retain employees and to change the reputation of the industry.

Emma Williams, Managing Director of HR Initiatives will present practical case studies from companies operating in the building industry, to offer practical advice and guidance for employers about how to improve HR strategy to recruit and retain skilled individuals.


Delegates will include representatives from some of the country’s largest construction companies, many of which have head offices in Hertfordshire. Senior architects, project managers, engineers and specialist contractors will also be in attendance.


Jacqueline Pond from Constructing Excellence will cover the extent and background to the skill shortage and the need for the industry to change its reputation. The event takes place in the BioPark lecture theatre in Welwyn Garden City.

For more information, please contact Jacque Pond of Herts & Beds Constructing Excellence. Email:  secretaryhbcec@gmail.com