Careful consideration should be given to the needs of the local community.
Sites should provide opportunities to help disadvantaged individuals. This not only draws in a more diverse workforce but also shows the caring and considerate nature of the construction industry.
This site provided support for operatives on the autistic spectrum in several different ways:
Describing working with people on the autistic spectrum, Mark Flewitt at ISG said:
“We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to our employment approach, which fundamentally is about providing an equal opportunity to those individuals that might ordinarily be overlooked. A diverse and representative workforce brings a host of advantages, both in terms of social cohesion and the skill sets that are brought to a project, and we’ve certainly opened many people’s eyes to the opportunities that exist by embracing inclusivity.”
First visit Monitor Report, ISG, Hertfordshire, October 2015
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