The ConX Blog

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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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.

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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...

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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. 

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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:

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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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How much Time Should you Spend Putting Out Fires?

Even with adequate planning and assessment, at every stage of the construction project issues arise that require immediate intervention to ensure work remains on course. As the project manager, you need to devise quick, targeted interventions to avert the crisis at hand. That is why, you need to be in a position to anticipate such and have mitigation measures in place. Such approaches focus on avoiding to stretch the budget and the construction timelines. The following are “fires” project managers are likely to experience and how they can overcome the same: 

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5 ways to reduce the risk of late payments in the construction industry

In Australia late payments has been identified as the no.1 challenge facing small business. Within the industry the subject of payment can often be a bit of a taboo, let’s be honest, nobody likes to ask for money and it is especially unpleasant having to ask for it a few times as a matter of urgency. In my experience, it is usually the subbie or the builder working on contract who pays all of their guys weekly that gets into trouble with cash flow. 

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Technologies Shaping the Future of Construction

ConX had the pleasure of attending the first chapter of the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) Sydney yesterday, 28th February. It was a unique opportunity to share a room with some of the most innovative people in our industry, ranging from robotics to software and the ever important VC’s who give the opportunity to bring all of these projects to life.

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ConX Working for Australia’s Subbies

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a new platform for subbies to ease your biggest pain points when it comes to building and growing a successful trade business.

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