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ConX goes to the Construction Technology Summit 2017

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Last week, the ConX team travelled down to Melbourne to attend the second Construction Technology Summit, hosted by Aconex and the Victorian State Government.

Tips for Hiring Top Tradies in the Labour Shortage Market

With the ongoing construction boom across Australia’s main cities everyone is feeling the strain of the labour shortage and we have come up with a few tips to give you the competitive advantage.

4 Tips to make your construction business more professional

The construction industry has long been seen as a macho industry with such habits as wolf whistling at girls, eating pies, being dirty/scruffy and beer is generally a close association too. In recent years we have taken huge steps forwards with our professional manner and the introduction of the internet and social media has encouraged companies to broadcast a better ‘image’ of their business to make them stand out from the crowd. If you feel that you could do a little bit more for your businesses image here are a few tips to get you started.

Project Bank Accounts

The Palaszczuk Labor Government in Queensland has taken a huge step forwards towards protecting the subcontractors of the State in the last couple of days. We have seen a shift in risk go from the shoulders of the subbie back to the contractor.

3 solutions to manage your construction business

Are you just starting out as a builder? Transitioning from the tools to managing a whole project from start to finish is a big leap and a daunting process. 

Most guys starting out as builders have been successful as carpenters or another qualified trade, so they are familiar and confident in the build process, but it’s the admin and paperwork that bogs everyone down. It doesn’t have to be the way...

The Tendering Process Simplified

The days of receiving quotes via SMS, pdf., excel or in a handwritten note are over! We've updated the ConX Tendering Platform by introducing a streamlined bid management system. 

7 Tradie Tips For Tax Time

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The better informed and prepared you are this EOFY, the lower your stress levels and tax bill will be. Here are 7 top tax tips from ConX:

Time: A tradies most valuable resource


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We came across this meme yesterday and it perfectly sums up our most valuable resource - TIME. We are time poor, there is no doubt about it, but don’t let that hold you back. Let's embrace technology and make our lives simpler in the construction industry.

Construction Sector Salary Outlook for 2017

In the 2017 edition of its Hays Salary Guide based on a survey of almost 3,000 organisations, recruitment outfit Hays said two-thirds of all employers throughout the building and construction sector intend to offer either no remuneration increases in the coming year or increases of less than three percent. Source: Sourcable

Changes to the 457 visa program will constrain profit for construction contractors

In April 2017, the Federal Government announced plans to axe the existing 457 visa program, which is intended to help employers fill skills gaps. Instead, they plan to replace it with the Temporary Skill Shortage visa.  The new Temporary Skill Shortage visa is designed to free up jobs for skilled Australian workers, who feel they are being unfairly denied opportunities by employers looking to save on wage costs.