Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) released its latest forecasts late November, with a detailed analysis of major variations since its last forecasts were published in July. The forecasts outline the changes in demand for the next decade for residential and non-residential building and engineering construction — and therefore the employment prospects of the 1 million Australians working in the industry.
The term 'safety management system' gets used a lot, but do you know what one is and what it can do for you and your business?
In a win for consumers, Toyota Australia's recent investigation into counterfeit brake pads has resulted in an online supplier recalling the parts. The decision comes after brake pads falsely advertised as Toyota genuine products were found to contain asbestos. Asbestos has been banned from use in brake pads sold in Australia since 2003.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging businesses to closely review the standard form contracts they use when dealing with other businesses.
The Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash has released comment on the Federal Court decision to impose penalties on the Construction Division of the CFMEU.
Safe Work Australia is inviting opinion about workplace exposure standards for hazardous chemicals used in workplaces in a public consultation process open for comment until 18 December 2015.
By 2035, the present day reactionary 'above and beyond' customer service will be no more. Instead, customer service will pro-actively exist within the product. Companies will have to use a collection of the advancing technologies, all flowing through the Internet of Things, to provide a predictive customer service experience.
As the opportunities for field workers to help a business surge, companies are progressively treating their service groups as profit centres. For service technicians to take on this role and generate revenue the support of a reliable mobile field service solution is a necessity.
Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has announced the appointment of it new executive director, James Cameron.
StayinFront has announced that Kerrie-Anne Turner has been named a 2015 finalist for the Telstra New South Wales Business Women's Awards. One of the longest running awards program in Australia, the Telstra Women's Awards empower women to take pride in all they have accomplished and recognise leaders who continue to achieve even greater success.
Two of Australia's most powerful unions are looking to join forces, drawing criticism from industry and government alike.
Master Builders Australia welcomes the phased implementation of the new drug and alcohol fitness for work amendments for the building and construction industry under the Building Code 2013.
The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) has issued a reminder that the last round of Fleet Forums for the year is coming up. This is your last chance to take part in professional development courses from AfMA for 2015.
Those future-looking wizards at Gartner have identified what they believe will be the top 10 'strategic' technology trends of 2016. Presented at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Florida, they define a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organisation.
Australian Government authorities will be highly unlikely to detect exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers under its current plans for a free trade agreement with China due to serious flaws in the proposed agreement, according to a new report commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union (ETU).