Speaker profile – Edwin Winton

At this year’s World Demolition Summit (Vienna, Austria, 16-17 November) Edwin Winton, a director of United Kingdom-based company Lawsons Global Recruitment, will address the widespread problem of ensuring the demolition industry has the right people and skills in place.

Edwin Winton. (Photo: Lawsons Global Recruitment)
Solutions to people and skill shortages in demolition

The construction industry is increasingly facing skills shortages and talent acquisition is becoming more challenging across the industry. In essence the problem is the shortage of people with the appropriate skillsets for an industry responding to environmental and technological change.

A much-publicised ageing workforce is a major concern and is expected to have an increasing impact in the next five to ten years, despite the benefits of technology and automation. Attracting and – crucially – retaining talent has taken on added significance, with candidates having different expectations and aspirations post-Covid and work-life balance, along with training and non-pay benefits, assuming greater importance for potential recruits.

With the cost of talent rising how can company recruitment strategies must become moreinnovative and EVP (employee value propositions) evolve to meet these challenges.

How can the demolition industry adapt to best compete for talent?

Edwin Winton

Edwin is a director of Lawsons Global Recruitment, specialists in permanent recruitment for the construction industry. As part of the KHL Group, its teams have access to worldwide information and data on the construction industry, which they use to source the best available talent in the market, providing fully assessed candidates and up to date insights to help shape customer strategy and decision-making processes.

The World Demolition Summit is organised by KHL Group magazine Demolition & Recycling International, along with the European Demolition Association and the US National Demolition Association. The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

For details of the full conference programme, the various speakers and how to register as a delegate, please visit demolitionsummit.com

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