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Employee engagement in construction

Build a culture that works for all your people 

Leaders in the construction industry face unique people challenges. Attracting and retaining properly skilled people is a major obstacle, and the talent pool has significantly declined over the past few years.

And, with large ‘deskless’ workforces, construction organisations often struggle to reach and engage all their people.

WorkBuzz helps address these challenges and more – using accessible surveys and regular employee listening to drive engagement.


We know the construction industry

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Stonbury sees a 68% decrease in minor injuries since introducing WorkBuzz 

Following the introduction of regular employee listening with WorkBuzz, Stonbury achieved:

  • 75% decrease in RIDDOR incidents
  • 68% decrease in minor injuries
  • AFR (Accident Frequency Rate) has reduced from 0.64 to 0.25
  • EMEA Inspiring Workplaces Awards – Bronze Winner – Inspiring Culture Award

HS2 estimates £2M saving from improving employee retention 

Following the introduction of engagement surveys with WorkBuzz, HS2 achieved:

  • Staff retention increased by 9%
  • Estimated £2m saving
  • Staff engagement increased by 18%
  • First UK company to achieve the prestigious Clear Assured Platinum Award for their efforts to improve Equality & Diversity

The importance of employee listening

A perfect storm created by Covid-19, The Great Resignation, Brexit, IR35, skills shortages, an ageing workforce, and the cost-of-living crisis has seen the number of employees in the construction sector consistently fall over the past few years.

The ensuing war for talent will only be won by organisations that have a strong employee listening strategy. Running regular employee surveys and listening closely to your people gives you a true view of how your workforce feels – and provides the insights you need to assess and improve the drivers of employee engagement.




“WorkBuzz helped me define what we wanted employee experience to mean at HS2. They brought passion, extensive experience, and a very agile and intuitive employee engagement platform, giving us insights, in real time, at every stage of an employee’s experience journey with us. We now truly understand what makes our people tick. My normal range of HRMI is backwards looking reporting on what has happened, whereas our employee experience insights from WorkBuzz get us onto the front foot and keep us there.”


Neil Hayward, Former Chief People Officer, HS2



{FREE eBook} Employee engagement challenges for the construction industry

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to go about fixing the construction industry’s unique people challenges, how to effectively reach and engage your deskless employees, and a few ideas for how to improve employee engagement at your organisation.

Contents includes:
  • 6 key people challenges in the construction industry – and how to fix them
  • How to reach and engage deskless employees in the construction industry
  • What you need to know to better connect with your deskless employees
  • 5 ways to improve employee engagement in the construction industry

Discuss your employee engagement objectives with WorkBuzz