Latest Advice Centre Articles

Is it possible to build a good construction workforce quickly and cheaply?

May 12, 2022

Imagine waking up one morning to find that every single role on your site has been filled overnight by a worker with the relevant skills…

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Trade Pay Rates in 2022: Too low, or just laughable?

April 11, 2022

Everyone wants value for money. Whether you’re buying a house, a car, or even going out for a meal, value for money is always a…

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CVs in Construction: Do they still matter?

March 10, 2022

You may be tempted to dismiss CVs as unnecessary within the construction industry. Perhaps you already have. When construction workers are defined by their practical…

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High Staff Turnover: Why is it Damaging the Construction Industry?

February 14, 2022

Forming a good team is essential to ensure a profitable construction company. Yet many agencies see construction workers as a means to an end, rather…

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HM Government on tax avoidance – don’t get caught out!

February 3, 2022

HMRC have released a useful article about tax avoidance for workers to make sure that they are not involved in tax avoidance schemes. We strongly…

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How can I find the right construction recruitment agency in Cardiff and South Wales?

November 23, 2021

Finding a construction recruitment agency you can trust is key. But when you start looking for recruitment agencies in South Wales, it can feel overwhelming….

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IR35 Explained for Construction

June 3, 2021

Legislation changes can create headaches for our clients, and we know that it’s not always easy to unpick how each piece of legislation will affect…

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CIS – Construction industry VAT reverse charge

March 1, 2021

What is the VAT reverse charge? The reverse charge is a way of accounting for VAT where the end-customer accounts for VAT and the supplier…

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Paperless Office – Pier offers advice on going digital

June 27, 2019

The news in 2019 has been filled with concerns about plastic waste and how we can combat single use plastics.  But did you know that…

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Recruitment for Life

June 27, 2019

Our Managing Director Paul celebrates (or commiserates!) 25 years in the recruitment industry this year, and has been reflecting on some notable changes in the…

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Credit Crunch – Is your company creditworthy?

June 27, 2019

When I was browsing the construction headlines this morning I was struck by something.  Four of the stories on a single news page referenced folded…

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