Maintaining a high-quality workforce for your mining operation is not always an easy task. People come and go, but you don’t want to be spending your valuable time constantly trying to find suitable and reliable replacements. Every minute you spend on recruiting new staff members is time taken away from what you do best - running your mining operation. Fortunately, there are solutions that will free up your time and ensure your WA mining company has the skilled and qualified workers it needs, as soon as you need them. In this guide we’ll be looking at the best ways to approach labour hire for the mining industry, and how the team at Blue Collar People offer a comprehensive solution. Read later, download the pdf [463 KB]: A Guide To Labour Hire For The Mining Industry - Blue Collar People Hiring Staff Yourself This can become a really time consuming [...]
Landfill-free age beckons for Perth as Kwinana waste plant construction commences, new tax for oil and gas companies, and female participation in BHP’s South Flank operation lifted; all in our WA monthly news brief. Landfill-free Perth beckons Construction works have commenced on Australia’s first large-scale waste-to-energy plant located in Kwinana. As well as creating jobs, the plant will propel Perth towards a landfill-free age. The new plant will be a game changer for Perth’s waste management as it will enable eight councils to cease sending a combined 400,000 tonnes (about a quarter of Perth’s post-recycling garbage) of household, industrial and commercial waste to landfills annually. The beneficiary councils are South Perth, Kwinana, Canning, Mandurah, Gosnells, Armadale, Murray and Serpentine Jarrahdale. At the plant, the waste will be incinerated to produce steam for power generation with an expected output capacity of 36 MW – that’s enough power to supply 65,000 homes [...]
Mark has been employed with Blue Collar People for the past 4 months as a general labourer and constantly receives positive feedback from our customers. Mark always accepts work, is reliable and puts in a solid days effort. He is also eager to learn new skills and further his knowledge. Thank you for all of your hard work to date and Blue Collar People look forward to your continued efforts. Name: Mark Role: Labouring Brief Description of duties: Building site clean ups, brickies labouring, fence removal/installation, warehousing Employment length: 4 months so far What do you enjoy about your role: What I like about the role is the variety of jobs and gaining new experiences What has surprised you working with BCP: What has surprised me about working for BCP is that they have so many different types of roles What has been a big achievement for you: The biggest [...]
Western Australia tops the national job market buoyed by an increase in full-time employment, Rio Tinto approves $1.5b mine-development project for its West Angelas deposits located in Pilbara, and a possible $4.7 billion GST top-up for the sate if things go to the Prime Minister’s plan; all in our monthly WA brief. WA tops Australian jobs market WA has emerged as the strongest job market in Australia with thousands being able to find full-time work as economic growth gains steam. According to data from the Bureau of Statistics, WA has added about 24,000 full-time jobs since March – a 2.6% increase. This is more than any other state within the same period. Despite this growth, however, overall unemployment still remains significantly higher at 6.4% compared to a national average of 5.3%. Also, a great number of people are still searching for longer working hours in the state where under-utilisation rates [...]
When your business has a need to fill a short-term role or recruit permanent staff, there are a number of ways to promote your needs in and around Perth. Let’s take a look at some of the common methods used Jump To Method: Noticeboard and Local Papers Online Labour Hire Firm Noticeboards and local papers Advertising a job opening on a noticeboard in a local shopping strip or around universities is a great way to attract those who are seeking temporary work. This method is generally free, unlike paying for an ad to be printed in a local paper, however both can be rather hit and miss. Without the ability to track views, it’s almost like advertising blind. It is also a rather limiting approach as you are only able to reach those in your local area. Online Technology advances have made advertising your job opportunities online easy for many [...]
Read about the different factors to consider when moving to Perth for work Australia is a huge country with a population of just over 24 million people. Our eastern and central states have a combined population of approximately just over 22 million. So that leaves just 2 million people that call Western Australia home. So, if you are looking for a job why not consider moving to Perth? There is plenty of work in Perth, it is a stable and rich city with plenty of things going for it in terms of job opportunities and lifestyle. Read more below. Jump To Section: Living Around Perth Weather Schools Beaches and Surfing The Culture of Perth Sporting Events Are you looking for a job? Why not consider moving to Perth? There is plenty of work in Perth because it is a very stable and rich city with plenty of things going for [...]
Bid to make Perth a hub for LNG promises a jobs bonanza for WA, plans to build a new plant for manufacturing railcars in Perth unveiled, and a new bill to modernise the state’s outdated water laws to be introduced; all in our WA monthly briefs. Proposed LNG hub promises job bonanza for WA WA is making a push to have multinational logistics and engineering companies establish their southern headquarters in Perth to create a hub for servicing Australia’s numerous LNG projects. If successful, the resulting investments would make Perth an energy capital similar to Doha, Houston and Aberdeen while locking in thousands of high-paying jobs. The WA government hopes that the locked-in pipeline of work from the country’s LNG projects that promise $ 9 billion-a-year of work will help woo industry heavy-weights such as WorleyParsons, Halliburton, and Schlumberger to set up their regional bases in Perth and create specialist [...]
Have you considered labour hire as a source of casual skilled labour? Going through the recruitment and training process is both time consuming and often expensive for your business. Labour Hire may be the solution. Read about how blue collar labour hire can be a great source of skilled labour. When your business is seasonal, being able to hire skilled labour on a casual basis can be hard. Spending time on recruitment instead of running the day to day operations can be time consuming and costly. Being able to leverage off a labour hire company could actually be the solution you need. Let’s take a look at why. Access to staff on demand Blue collar industries often see demand for work fluctuate so there is a real need to have access to talented, skilled staff who are ready and willing to step in at short notice. Having staff on the [...]
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What makes you the ideal worker? [updated: 30/8/2018] We are all human and we all have very different personalities and traits. The workforce is a very diverse mix of people, however there are a select few of us out there that have particular traits that make us the ideal worker. Ideal workers have some common traits. If you are lucky enough to find someone who possesses these traits then you should do everything in your power to keep them working with you. Every person who can be considered an ideal worker has these ten traits: Optimism. A worker who comes to work with a good attitude and is energetic is going to be far more productive than a negative worker who gives up at the first stumbling block they encounter. Happy workers make the work environment more enjoyable for other staff to be in and ensure that everyone works together. [...]
Our blue collar workers are quality employees ready to get to work – simple. Whether your recruitment needs call for temporary or permanent staff, you can rest assured in the knowledge that we have a pool of qualified talent, available today, to suit your unique needs. Blue Collar People can connect you with the right workers to get the job done today. Staff Recruiting just got easier! When your business has a recruitment need, a requirement to fill, a knowledge gap or a need to cover staff absenteeism, the last thing you need is to spend time advertising, interviewing and searching for that perfect candidate. As we all know, time is money. This is where you need to leverage off the experts. Blue Collar People know all about your requirements and they have a vested interest in your business to ensure you are presented with the perfect candidates. A qualified skilled [...]
Mining boom sparks bidding war for workers in WA, the state’s latest billion-dollar mining project begins construction, and fears of a derailment of the Perth Metronet project due to a national shortage of skilled rail workers emerge; all in our monthly news brief. Mining-boom fuelled bidding war for workers in WA At the height of WA’s mining boom, workers flew in from far and wide to earn the big money coming from the state’s burgeoning resources industry. At that time mining companies were offering ridiculous conditions and wages to attract workers. At the end of the boom, the workers who had been attracted by the mining fortunes had to move on when jobs became scarce. Five years later, the mining game seems to be ramping up again with iron and lithium leading the charge. This has led to increased demand for workers in the industry which has seen the beginning [...]
It is important to ensure that your company has an efficient hiring process so that you find and hire the right candidates. Hiring can take a lot of time and energy and you want to know that you are hiring people who are the right fit for your business and are going to stay for the long term.
Similar to entering any other kind of partnership, you will need to find out some important information about your potential recruitment agency to determine whether they are suitable for your needs and whether they are competent at their job.
Study shows a curfew at Perth Airport could cost WA’s economy $46 billion, BHP approves the $4.7 billion South Flank project, and a cut to Sunday penalty rates that will hit WA workers hard; all in our WA monthly news briefs.
Martin has been employed with Blue Collar People since June 2017. He has worked as an Electrician for various customers and we have always received excellent feedback. He is motivated and eager to learn.
We would like to introduce you to our newest Recruitment Consultant Adam Olivieri. Adam has been with Blue Collar People since January 2016 working as Trade Assistant/Construction Labourer and has recently transferred into the office as permanent employee.
Recruitment agencies, in a nutshell, are outside firms that basically play matchmaker between companies looking for employees and individuals in search of employment. These agencies perform all the recruitment processes on behalf of their clients including sourcing, screening, interviewing, background checking and reference checking candidates to ensure the potential employees are a match for the client, i.e. in terms of qualifications and work culture. Although external recruiters are primarily contracted by firms to help them acquire employees, they are also useful to job seekers looking for employment. Their extensive knowledge of the job market coupled with their huge client networks gives them exclusive access to jobs making them indispensable for job seekers. How can recruitment agencies help employers? To the majority of employers, finding high-quality workers is a long and expensive process that, more often than not, fails to produce the desired results. Recruiting is a complex process that involves [...]
In this month’s WA monthly news wrap-up: The Fair Work Commission announces a rise in pay for minimum wage workers; Tesla officials discuss Perth’s “Lithium valley” options with Premier; and legislation to allow the Yanchep rail extension introduced to the State Parliament. 3.5% pay rise for lowest-paid workers More than 2 million Australian workers will receive a $24.30 rise to their weekly wage following the decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to adjust the minimum wage by 3.5%. The pay increase, which will take effect on July 1, will see the minimum wage rise to $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. While the pay increase fell short of the Unions’ proposed $50 per-week rise, the unions did laud the move as a step in the right direction. Employers, on the other hand, expressed dissatisfaction with the wage adjustment and warned that the increased burden could result in fewer [...]
Giant U.S. retailer to set up its first outlet in Western Australia at Perth Airport, plans to upgrade Fremantle’s High Street unveiled, and a push to hike penalties for mines found guilty of workplace negligence; all in our monthly news wrap-up. Costco headed to WA Costco, the U.S. based retail giant, recently announced it would be setting up its first store in Western Australia at Perth Airport. The outlet, which will cost $55 million to build, will be located alongside the giant DFO store that is currently under construction in the same retail park. The Costco store (more appropriately, the Costco warehouse) will be 14,000sq m – about three times the size of a normal supermarket. In addition to retail, the outlet will also incorporate a petrol station, a tyre centre, an optical centre and a hearing centre. If its plans are approved, construction will begin next year with the [...]