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.
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...
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.
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
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.
Are you considering an apprenticeship to start a career in the construction industry? With significant growth in the number of construction job openings around the world, now is a great time to start an apprenticeship. Here’s a look at the top four trades to consider: