The ConX Blog

Know who you are hiring in the construction industry

There is nothing more frustrating for a construction sub contractor than posting a job, fielding calls, holding interviews, only for your hired man not to show up on the first day.

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4 Benefits of hiring trades and labour online

The building and construction industry is still booming, particularly here in NSW, but most businesses, big and small, are feeling the effects of the skills shortage.  Trades such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting and tiling are in high demand, and there are simply not enough skilled humans out there to do the work.

Moving away from the contacts in your phone book, we’ve highlighted 4 major benefits of hiring through an online platform such as ConX can have for your business:

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Three Apps to Save you Time and Money

Check out these three apps which are popular with the ConX team for every day use. What apps do you use for work (or play)? Add in the comments below.

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Construction Contractors struggle to find the skills as demand grows

Construction Contractor Skill ShortageConstruction contractors are winning projects as the market continues to boom, but they are struggling to find the workers to get the job done.

According to report released by Hays “The recruitment market in Sydney has never been so candidate short. This has created a major challenge for construction contractors that have won projects but are now struggling to find the right people to help them do the work.”

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5 tips to creating a good job on ConX

Posting a job on ConX is quick and easy. In less than 5 minutes your construction job can be pinging into the hands of your ideal workers thanks to the intelligent matching technology behind ConX - we are proud to say we’ve connected jobs to trades in less than 10 minutes with guys on the job, ready to go in under 24 hours.

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5 ways to increase construction apprenticeship completion rates

Last week a report was released detailing an over 30% amount drop since 2011 in the numbers of currently enrolled construction trades training and apprenticeships, and a warning of a shortage of 300,000 tradies over the next decade as a potential consequence. This poses a risk to the current workforce also, with construction jobs planned for housing and infrastructure projects possibly shelved due to the risk associated.

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Enterprise Bargaining Agreements in Construction

Annie gives a run through of what an EBA is and what it means for small businesses in construction.

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Building boom is creating a skills shortage

Australia’s residential building boom is breaking all the records and shows no sign of slowing down.  In fact, the construction trade is boosting overall economic figures and is increasing at a rate of 15.6 per cent year-on-year. According to The Master Builders Chief Economist, Peter Jones “we have now reached a milestone in terms of dwelling commencements which in the year to March reached an all time record of 203,706 with an increase of 15.6 per cent year-on-year.”

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Trade Licensing in Australia

If your trade skills and qualifications were gained overseas, regardless of whether you’re migrating to Australia permanently, temporarily on a 457 visa, or are well settled from a visa persepective and now want to get properly set up with a contractor licesnse, you must comply with local regulations.

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Construction Industry Insurance Workers Compensation

Injury, illness or death in the workplace can cause severe hardship to your workers, their families, and your business. For this reason it's important that you have adequate protection.

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