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Why I prefer to coach, not manage my team.

Why I prefer to coach, not manage my team.

Published 5th May 2017 by Kylie Ringelstein

Earlier this year, I decided to join Davidson as the General Manager for the Projects & Operations business in Queensland because I genuinely felt their approach to recruitment is different, which suits me because I like to do things differently too. Davidson Projects & Operations is a successful recruitment business that has established itself as […]

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The secret to McNab’s success

The secret to McNab’s success

Published 12th April 2017 by Lizzi Byrne

McNab is celebrating a rather large milestone this year – their 21st birthday! With festivity plans underway and a lot to be celebrated, I spoke with Michael McNab to try and find out the secret to his continued success in the construction industry, through the hard times and the good. When you visit McNab’s website, […]

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How to construct a successful desk to ride NSW’s booming civil infrastructure wave

How to construct a successful desk to ride NSW’s booming civil infrastructure wave

Published 4th May 2016 by Stephen Veness I Davidson Projects & Operations

New South Wales is currently experiencing a surge in projects and work across the construction and infrastructure sectors, which is expected to run for several years. While the figures vary depending on the source and sectors classified, it is broadly accepted that the state can expect in excess of $60 billion in government investment for […]

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Constructing the next workforce: Thinking outside the Box with Simon Box

Constructing the next workforce: Thinking outside the Box with Simon Box

Published 28th January 2016 by Merryn Thomlinson I Davidson Projects & Operations

Davidson Projects & Operations consultant Merryn Thomlinson continues her conversations with leading construction managers to determine the future of work within the building and property industry and how we can prepare. Simon Box is the Director of leading commercial construction company Box & Co who are making a name for themselves in the industry for […]

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Constructing the next workforce: A chat with Hutchinson Builders Chairman Scott Hutchinson

Constructing the next workforce: A chat with Hutchinson Builders Chairman Scott Hutchinson

Published 15th December 2015 by Merryn Thomlinson I Davidson Projects & Operations

Davidson Projects & Operations consultant Merryn Thomlinson continues her series of conversations with leading construction managers on the future of work within the building and property industry, and how we can prepare. Hutchinson Builders is one of Australia’s largest privately owned builders, employing more than 1,400 people.  Well-known across the Australian construction industry, Hutchinson Builders […]

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Constructing the next workforce: A chat with Pellicano’s Construction Manager Chris Nock

Constructing the next workforce: A chat with Pellicano's Construction Manager Chris Nock

Published 17th November 2015 by Merryn Thomlinson I Davidson Projects & Operations

As a general manager and construction manager, Chris Nock has been actively involved in the industry since the mid-1980s and has worked within the field across South Africa, the UK and Australia. Now the Queensland’s Construction Manager for Pellicano Builders, Chris has witnessed firsthand the changes and challenges facing the industry. Davidson Projects & Operations […]

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How can we be the Google equivalent in the construction industry?

How can we be the Google equivalent in the construction industry?

Published 20th October 2015 by Jess Mitchell I Davidson Projects & Operations

We have all heard of the perks of working at Google: pinball machines in the lunch room, on-site medical facilities, hairdressers and gyms and paid time for volunteering outside of work. The list is endless – so much so that the company has been ranked number one in Fortune Magazine’s top 100 best places to […]

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Why the logistics and supply chain industry needs mature workers

Why the logistics and supply chain industry needs mature workers

Published 1st October 2015 by Odette Richards I Davidson Projects & Operations

We’re going to be working longer, have multiple jobs in our lifetime and most of all have a multi-generational workforce, according to research into the future world of work. According to the recent CEDA report, an increase in life expectancy and decreased fertility rates will see an increase in the proportion of the population aged over […]

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Just do it? Were Nike serious?

Just do it? Were Nike serious?

Published 30th July 2015 by Stephen Veness I Davidson Projects & Operations

Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ slogan has some serious explaining to do when it comes to office productivity. In a recent blog, Dixie Gillaspie argues that we regularly come unstuck through assuming that we can ‘Just Do It’. She suggests that we may have grown so used to not living up to resolutions that we set, […]

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Revamping your hiring strategy so you don’t miss out on top talent

Revamping your hiring strategy so you don’t miss out on top talent

Published 16th July 2015 by Soo Lynn Tarbet | Projects & Operations

In this competitive market, companies must keep abreast of ongoing changes and continue to analyse their internal recruitment strategies to ensure they remain attractive to top talent. I recently attended a seminar hosted by Indeed Explore on the Science of Talent Attraction and it showed me just how active the candidate market is. At the […]

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