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People

Helping you understand and develop your workforce strategy.

Diversity, training and skills, right to work, wellbeing, exploitation, fairness, inclusion and respect and employment conditions are common challenges faced by organisations and their supply chains. People issues are vast, yet all connected.

The School provides free, industry-endorsed CPD training and resources, guidance and toolkits to help address these challenges. It also provides a People Assessment and benchmarking tool to help identify strengths and opportunities for development of your workforce strategy.

Your people are your greatest asset and organisations with an effective workforce strategy benefit from increased staff retention, improved supply chain resilience, reduced risk, increased productivity and being seen as an employer of choice.

The workforce strategy for the built environment.

The People Matter Charter was created to help organisations up and down the supply chain address these challenges together, in one workforce strategy. The Charter has eight commitments that can apply to any organisation, of any size.

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The People Matter Charter

 

People maturity assessment

Take the People maturity assessment to understand and benchmark your maturity in addressing topics such as wellbeing, training and skills, wages, human rights and modern slavery.

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Key People topics

To help our members develop a holistic understanding of the impacts relevant to people, we offer a suite of resources on the following key sub-topics:

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Employment Conditions

Getting to grips with ethical and lawful employment.

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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Making our workplaces even better for everyone.

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Human Rights

The basic rights and freedoms that belong to everyone

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery

With an estimated 49.6 million victims worldwide, modern slavery is…

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Right To Work

Ensuring a legitimate, safe workforce, preventing illegal working and avoiding…

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Training & Skills

Attracting, developing and retaining talent to improve productivity and enable…

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Wages

4.8 million workers are paid less than a real Living…

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Wellbeing

Addressing wellbeing and welfare improvement across the whole value chain…

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Assess and benchmark your commitment to people

People are our most valuable resource, yet our industry struggles with a range of interconnected people related challenges. We struggle to attract new entrants and retain existing talent, and we suffer from a reputation associated with poor working conditions and employment practices. On top of that, we have complex supply chains which are considered at high risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation.

The People Matter Charter identifies what a responsible business should have in place to demonstrate that your people matter.

Assess and benchmark your commitment to people

The People Matter Charter

A set of standards for the entire industry, created by stakeholders from across the industry.

The People Matter Charter

Key People resources

Here are a selection of featured people related resources. To view more, please visit our full resource library.

Employment Conditions
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Training and Skills
Employment Conditions
Employment
The People Matter Charter
Learn about the People Matter Charter and how this can help future proof your business and its supply chain.
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The People Assessment
Benchmark your organisation's performance against 8 key people issues
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The People Matter Charter Learning Pathway
Become a signatory of the People Matter Charter
Access the pathway