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Using Technology to attract more young people into Construction

31 August 2017

Using Technology to attract more young people into Construction

MyKindaFuture has been working closely with the industry and have created ‘connectr’ a learning and communications platform designed to attract, engage and guide more young people into construction and engineering roles.

The platform is a bespoke, cloud-based, learning and engagement tool which is helping to redefine the candidate experience and is a finalist for Best Digital Initiative in HR and Learning & Development at the CIPD People Management Awards 2017.

Connectr can help businesses to get ahead of two key trends in the construction industry - drop-out rates and competition for talent. Both of these continue to be a challenge for the industry, with the average rate of 7.5% of graduates dropping out in the run up to their first day. The average cost of one drop out is between £1,000 and £5,000, which places a strain on resourcing. Competition for recruiting top talent has increased in recent years, driven by the launch of the apprenticeship levy and a growing focus on diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Last year connectr helped Skanska to improve and personalise their candidate experience, reducing dropout rates by 35%, and saving over £14,000 in rehiring costs.

If you are a Build UK member and would like to understand how your business can use connectr, then please contact Adam Brown for more information.