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How to build resilience in a tough market

How to build resilience in a tough market

Published 30th September 2015 by Ashleigh McKenzie I Davidson Trades

“You must treat each application as a new opportunity, not as one more potential disappointment.” This was a sentence put to me recently by an expert in his industry when explaining how he maintained resilience in a tough market. It was suggested I speak to him as he was someone I needed to know within […]

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Suicide in construction: The silent killer

Suicide in construction: The silent killer

Published 28th July 2015 by David McIntyre

I have recruited for more than eight years in the UK and Australia and unfortunately, in that time, one of my candidates took his own life. This happened around five years ago in the UK, yet it still plays on my mind to this day. About two months ago, I was speaking to a client […]

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Jack of all trades or a specialist contractor? What is the best choice?

Jack of all trades or a specialist contractor? What is the best choice?

Published 8th July 2015 by David McIntyre

The term jack of all trades could not be more relevant to today’s environment within the construction sector. We’ve got employers needing candidates to literally be a jack of all trades. And then on the other side of the coin, we have employers needing their staff to be a specialist in their field. As a […]

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Becoming an Employer of Choice

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Published 11th May 2015 by David McIntyre I Davidson Trades

For businesses with trades and blue collar workforces, what exactly does ‘Employer of Choice’ mean, and how do you get there? The phrase has held a considerable amount of popularity of late, but most employers really don’t understand the importance of becoming an Employer of Choice. It’s more than just a buzzword; it is representative […]

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Pre-fabrication: another perspective

Pre-fabrication: another perspective

Published 7th January 2015 by David McIntyre | Davidson Trades

As we enter a new year I wanted to reflect on a burning issue that was the cause of much debate in 2014. With some contractors estimating that their total hours spent in pre-fabrication are going to triple over the next five years, it’s clear that pre-fabrication is here to stay here in Australia. What is […]

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