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LATEST NEWS

Encouraging young people in the construction industry

Posted on Thursday 02 February, 2023

Adam Baxter, Construction Project Manager at Placemakers, reflects on his 10 years in the construction industry and explores whether we are offering enough encouragement to the next generation in the industry. 

"In a complicated field of specialists and technicians, we are in need of good leadership.

Whether or not my generation have been trained well enough or are as ready as can be to face the challenges that lay ahead, we will have to step up to the plate all the same.

So surely the risk in not sincerely encouraging young people in construction is greater than anything else at stake in the industry."

We Are Here For You - An Industry Insight From A Sales Viewpoint

Posted on Wednesday 07 December, 2022

OPINION

Dennise Austin, Business Development Manager for XLam NZ Ltd gives us an insight into our industry from a sales representative point-of-view.  Not just hers, but from the many sales professionals. Their roles encompass many things, whether it’s assisting you by ensuring the correct products/systems are specified, organizing project specific pricing, facilitating the logistics of getting the right product on site at the right time, ensuring the right applicators are installing the products specified, providing sustainability credentials or going to bat for you with council when you try some innovative design ideas. They Are Here For You.

Five tips to make client complaints disappear

Posted on Friday 02 December, 2022

ADVICE

Client complaints, I don't want them, heck nobody does. I recently read an article in Carters Tradie Leader magazine that tackled this very issue. To recap, here are author Daniel Fitzpatrick's five tips that'll have those client complaints set sail for good.

  1. Invest in your onboarding (and win back your time).
    Create a brief "how we work" guide, setting out your standards from the outset and something you can go through with every new client. ....

The Future Is Bright

Posted on Wednesday 02 November, 2022

OPINION 

There are some exciting and attractive opportunities for young up-and-coming tradespeople and building professionals being provided by the New Zealand construction industry.

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