Construction industry productivity increase shows the advantage of flexible labour says REC Construc
Construction industry productivity increase shows the advantage of flexible labour says REC Construction
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) Construction sector group has welcomed the latest Construction Key Performance Indicators which show that average productivity in the construction industry increased by 15 per cent in 2009 in the midst of the recession. The report, published this week by Glenigan at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, also shows that construction clients noticed a significant increase in projects being delivered to initial costs.
Commenting on the news, Simon Noakes, Chair of REC Construction said These results show the importance of construction to the UK economy. Even during a recession the construction industry can still deliver projects with increased productivity. Contractors are wising up to the advantage of using flexible labour provided by recruitment agencies in our industry. Without this provision, it is difficult to see how key projects could have been delivered to cost. Members of REC Construction supply workers within the sector to the highest ethical and safety standards, all of which are compliant with regulations governing recruitment agencies and the REC Code of Professional Practice.