The ConX Blog

Why You Should Be Certified as a Tradie

In this blog, Skills Certified explore why it is so important for Australian tradies to receive their certification before starting to commence work. 

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5 Top Tips For Builders Who Are Hiring

Need to hire more staff for your building company? Or,

Have you ever hired someone that turned out to be an expensive mistake?

Discover how other builders are attracting the best people...

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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.

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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.

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Feature Updates: Social Sharing and Construction CV

We’ve been busy building cool features to make finding work with the right contractor and hiring the perfect team of tradies easier than ever. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new on ConX:

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How ConX Works for Australia’s Tradies

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for tradies to promote themselves and interact with subbies and contractors for work, far beyond the contacts in your phone book. 

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How ConX Works with Australia’s Construction Contractors

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a completely new way for head contractors to ease some of the biggest pain points when connecting with subcontractors, skilled trades and labour. Now, networks are opened up far beyond pre-established contacts in a phone book.

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Construction Contractors Paying Invoices Late is Australia's Norm

Australia has recently been highlighted as the worst country at paying invoices out of a survey of 80 countries. The study was measured in the amount of days early or late that an invoice was paid and as you would expect the efficient Germans were 0.5 days early on average while the UK were 5.85 days late and waaay down the bottom is where Australia sit at 26.4 days late. source

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Modular Construction Versus Traditional Construction

The NSW Government says Sydney is on the brink of its biggest-ever housing construction boom, which will see almost 200,000 homes built in the next five years. They’ve called out for smaller, cheaper houses as there is an undersupply of 100,000 homes in the state, with an ageing society and households in need of affordable smaller homes.

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Validating Building and Tradespeople Contractor Licenses

ConX has been working on a beta program with the NSW government, integrating our system with api.nsw to validate contractor licenses on the platform in real time.

This feature is now live and all contractor licenses will be displayed on member profiles as “Active” “Expired” "Surrendered" or "Cancelled".

This transparency will reduce risk and and speed up the process of hiring your next tradie or choosing your next job. Build a free profile on ConX to check out how it works.

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