ACIF warns of big changes for building and engineering construction

30 November, 2015

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.

What is a safety managment system?

25 November, 2015 by Stacey Wagner

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?

Investigation uncovers counterfeit brake pads

20 November, 2015

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.

ACCC calls out unfair contracts

19 November, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging businesses to closely review the standard form contracts they use when dealing with other businesses.

More fines for CFMEU

18 November, 2015

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.

Call for submissions — workplace chemical exposure

10 November, 2015

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.

What will customer service look like in 20 years?

05 November, 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.

Turn field service into a profit magnet

30 October, 2015

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.

New leader for construction industry peak body

27 October, 2015

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has announced the appointment of it new executive director, James Cameron.

StayinFront MD named a finalist in Telstra NSW Business Women's Award

22 October, 2015

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.

Proposed super union draws criticism

21 October, 2015

Two of Australia's most powerful unions are looking to join forces, drawing criticism from industry and government alike.

MBA says phased drug policy changes the way to go

14 October, 2015

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.

Professional development fleet forums

12 October, 2015

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.

Get on board or get left behind

09 October, 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.

New report finds serious flaws in ChAFTA

08 October, 2015

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).

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