16 03, 2018

WA Monthly News Round-up by BCP – March 2018

By | 2018-03-16T07:29:21+00:00 March 16th, 2018|About Perth, WA, Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on WA Monthly News Round-up by BCP – March 2018

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 [...]

2 03, 2018

Differences Between A Recruitment Company and A Labour Hire Firm

By | 2018-03-06T07:39:41+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Employee / Staff Management|0 Comments

What is a Recruitment company? How recruitment companies work > Benefits of using a recruitment company > About Labour hire firms > The benefits of labour hire to businesses > What is the best option for your business?  Aspects of a great recruiter > At first glance, a labour hire Perth firm and labour hire recruitment company might look quite similar in what they do, but examine their roles more closely, and significant differences will emerge. They might be in the same line of business – that of providing labour to businesses – but the way they go about it is fundamentally different. While both companies are experienced recruiters that aim to simplify the often long, odious and expensive process of hiring new workers, understanding how each operates is crucial to ensuring that you chose the right one for your staffing needs. To help you differentiate between a labour hire and [...]

10 02, 2018

WA Monthly News Round-up – Jan 2018

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:00+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on WA Monthly News Round-up – Jan 2018

The latest job figures from the Australian Bureau Of Statistics show an optimistic outlook for WA, closure of Cooper and Oxley building sites puts hundreds of jobs in the balance and a mine revival that could boost jobs; all in our monthly news wrap-up. Jump To Section: Positive Job Figures for WA Cooper and Oxley's Shutdown Puts Jobs at Risk Job Boost as Mine is Revived Positive Job Figures for WA Figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed an improvement in WA’s seasonally adjusted employment rate from 6.6% to 5.7% in December, compared to a national average of 5.5%. This improvement was the second highest in the nation. The deputy premier of Western Australia, Roger Cook, said the figures showed that the economy of the state was “turning in the right direction”. And although Mr Cook showed restraint in claiming the McGowan government was responsible for the [...]

14 01, 2018

Job Seeker FAQ

By | 2018-01-30T08:32:23+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Job Seeker Tips|0 Comments

Read some FAQs regarding job seeking with Blue Collar People Jump To Question: Does BCP hire casuals for holiday or weekend work? Can I suspend my registration with you if I find other work? How old must I be to register with BCP and what do I need? Once registered with BCP, do I keep looking for work elsewhere? So, what happens once you find a job that might suit me? Q: Does BCP hire casuals for holiday or weekend work? A: Yes!  If you are currently in full time work you are encouraged and welcomed to register with us as you may require some extra work during your holidays or on weekends. You may also be looking for a change and a bit of varied work through us, may suit you.   Uni Students are strongly encouraged to register with us for work if they need work to help them [...]

12 01, 2018

Managing Diversity In The Workplace – How To Successfully Go About It

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on Managing Diversity In The Workplace – How To Successfully Go About It

  Read about the benefits of having a diverse workforce and how to manage diversity in the workplace. Jump To Section: Top 5 benefits of having a diverse workforce How do you manage diversity in the workplace? Top 5 tips to help you manage a diverse workforce for the best results Article Summary: Infographic I’m sure you’ve encountered people proclaiming that the world has now become a global village. Although this statement is not literal, figuratively, the world has really shrunk. Technology has brought all of us closer together and made geographical boundaries less relevant – especially when it comes to employment. With air travel, thousands of kilometres can be traversed in a matter of hours and even faster if you take the option of telecommuting. It’s this increased interaction among populations from all over the world that has made it almost impossible to have a workforce that [...]

10 01, 2018

WA Monthly News Roundup Jan 2018

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on WA Monthly News Roundup Jan 2018

Rezoning by the state government could ensure Roe 8 never materialises, a plan to construct a $100 million mining museum unveiled, and Mineral Resources plans to mine ancient range get blocked. Sinosteel Midwest gets the nod from ministry for the Blue Hills mine, at least 1,600 mining jobs available in WA as industry shows improvement signs, and BHP’s $4.3b Pilbara South Flank project gets the green light from the Environmental Protection Authority; all in this month’s WA news wrap-up. Jump to section: Rezoning could ensure Roe 8 is never built Plans for a $100 million mining museum unveiled Plans to mine ancient range blocked by Environment Minister Ministerial nod for Sinosteel’s Blue Hills mine 1,600 mining jobs up for grabs $4.3b Pilbara South Flank project approved   Rezoning could ensure Roe 8 is never built The State Government is working hard to ensure that Roe 8 – a 5.2km extension [...]

5 01, 2018


By | 2017-10-24T11:53:13+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

We are grateful for our work with you in 2017 and we look forward to working together in the new year. Happy 2018 to our customers, our employees, our friends and to our suppliers. I am very pleased to be able to announce that 2018 is Blue Collar People’s 28th year in the labour hire business, right here in Perth. I am looking forward to what I believe will be a great year for Blue Collar People and for all of the people we work for and with. I would like to wish you all a happy, safe and prosperous 2018.

21 12, 2017

Merry Christmas And A Happy And Safe New Year

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on Merry Christmas And A Happy And Safe New Year

I cannot believe how quickly 2017 has gone by with only about one week left in the year. I would like to thank all of Blue Collar People’s customers for their support throughout the year and also to all of our employees both in the office and in the field for their hard work and dedication. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year in 2018. I am quite looking forward to 2018 as it will be the start of our Blue Collar People’s 28th year in business, right here in Perth. Warm and Kind Regards Fernando Ortiz Managing Director Blue Collar People  

15 12, 2017

Staff On Holiday? Fill In – Casual Workers

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on Staff On Holiday? Fill In – Casual Workers

As they say, all work with no play makes for less productive employees. It is for this reason – and the law of course – that all permanent and part-time employees are entitled to at least 4 weeks of paid time off each year. Giving your employees some time off to relax is both beneficial for your organisation and the employees. It doesn’t seem so, but it is. Allowing your employees a break gives them the chance to relieve their work-weary minds. On the employees’ side, holidays are important as they help reduce stress and rejuvenate their spirits which in turn helps improve the employees’ productivity and thus benefiting the organisation. Although generally beneficial, there is a downside to employees taking work leaves; labour gaps. When one or several employees take some time off from work, they leave the organisation with a shortfall in workers. This can seriously hurt production [...]

14 12, 2017

Employee of the month: Heidan

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on Employee of the month: Heidan

Blue Collar People would like to announce that Heidan has been chosen for the latest Employee of the Month award. Heidan has been working for Blue Collar People for the last 17 months as a construction labourer and trade assistant. He is extremely reliable, motivated and always represents Blue Collar People in a professional manner. Here are some responses to some questions we put to Heidan: Name: Heidan Role: Labourer Brief Description of duties: I conduct maintenance on building sites, use power tools and complete demolition work, fence removal, foundation, piling work and grano work. Employment length: I have been working with Blue Collar People for 1 year and 7 months. What do you enjoy about your role: The opportunity to learn and develop new skills. What has surprised you working with BCP: Having had no prior experience working for an agency or what it involved I am surprised that I have [...]

11 12, 2017

How To Improve Employee Engagement In Your Company

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on How To Improve Employee Engagement In Your Company

Employee engagement is defined as the emotional commitment an employee has to the organisation and its goals. Because they’re emotionally committed, engaged employees actually care about the company as well as their role in it. As a result, these employees don’t just work for a paycheque, or just because they want to earn a promotion, they work because they want to contribute to the organisation’s success. When an employee cares – i.e. they’re engaged – they put in discretionary effort. This means that the employee will be willing to go out of their way to get the job done to the best of their ability even when their boss is not watching. An engaged worker, for example, will be willing to work overtime even without being asked. Happiness and satisfaction don’t equal engagement Employee satisfaction and happiness should not be taken to mean that employees are engaged. An employee could [...]

24 11, 2017

Managing A Cross-Generational Workforce – How To Go About It

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on Managing A Cross-Generational Workforce – How To Go About It

Managers in many organisations are increasingly having to grapple with the challenge of managing different generations in their workforces. Currently, the average workforce consists of at least three generations that include Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and the newest arrivals, the Millennials. Regardless of your age, if you’re sitting at the head of the table as the manager, everybody will expect you to keep misunderstandings between the different generations in the workplace from turning into full-blown office feuds. In addition to managing conflict in your age-diverse workforce, it’s also your duty as a manager to keep everyone motivated, productive and engaged in their work; something that is easier said than done considering the different priorities and values that cut across the different generations of workers. Is having an age-diverse workforce a good thing? From the introduction, it might seem like age diversity in the workplace is a bad thing; far from [...]

22 11, 2017

How To Be A Good Leader – 6 Effective Tips

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on How To Be A Good Leader – 6 Effective Tips

Whether you’re leading a group of permanent employees, contract workers, temporary staff, or a combination of the three; how well you do it will determine whether you achieve your organisation's goals or not. Making sure a group of people works cohesively towards a common goal is, however, easier said than done and can easily become overwhelming. What is leadership? Before we get to how you can become a good leader, let us first try to understand what leadership is. A leader is defined as a person who establishes a clear vision for his/her team and then proceeds to guide the team towards their vision by empowering them and coaching them to greatness. A leader needs to stay calm and collected in crisis while maintaining a laser-focus on the end goal. The thing you need to keep in mind when working to be a good leader is that leadership is not [...]

10 11, 2017

BCP WA Monthly News Roundup Nov 2017

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 November 10th, 2017|About Perth, WA, Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on BCP WA Monthly News Roundup Nov 2017

A new water recycling plant to boost Perth’s water supply, a $2.5b expansion plan unveiled for Perth Airport, and the Liberal party moves to block plans to increase gold royalties in Western Australia; all in our monthly news wrap-up. New $262m water recycling plant for Perth The state government is planning to build a new recycling plant that will turn treated sewerage into drinking water in a move to shore up Perth’s water supply. The plant, which will cost $262 million will be built in Perth’s northern suburbs by a joint venture between Clough (a local engineering firm) and the French waste management giant Suez. The expansion will double the existing plants capacity from the current 14 billion litres per year to 28 and will include a 13km pipeline to recharge sites at Neerabup and Wanneroo. Construction work – 90% of which will be sub-contracted and supplied by local Western [...]

8 11, 2017

What Is Ethical Labour Hiring?

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on What Is Ethical Labour Hiring?

Ethical labour hire is the hiring of individuals in a non-discriminatory way. Discrimination can be overt or covert and can be based on sex, gender or sexual orientation. Hiring staff with a bias based on any of these factors can be seen as discrimination. Factors to consider when hiring labour There are a number of factors to consider when hiring labour to ensure that ethical labour hire processes are followed. Hiring practices should promote fairness, equality and honesty There should be no discrimination against any employee in any way The best candidate should be chosen on merit and potential Ensure appropriate wages are offered to staff in line with industry benchmarks Safe and healthy working conditions including a safe environment and appropriate working hours are vital. Why is ethical labour hiring so important? Ethical labour hiring is vital in developing a reputation for fair and transparent recruitment processes. This process [...]

7 11, 2017

Why Having A Skilled Workforce Is Essential

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|0 Comments

Ask any successful entrepreneur or business leader, and they will tell you that their human resources are the most important component of their organisation. That’s because the success or failure of any business highly depends on the quality of labour available to it. Every organisation needs a skilled workforce.  So many industries are becoming more and more competitive, and big changes are occurring on a daily basis. Having access to staff who are well-trained, able to adapt and knowledgeable in their roles ensures you can maintain high levels of performance, no matter what the current challenges of your industry may be. Why you need to have a skilled workforce There’re numerous reasons why having a skilled workforce for your organisation is crucial. Here we shall look at five of the most important. They are: Increased productivity. For an organisation to produce its maximum output, you need the people [...]

23 10, 2017

Staffing Levels for Next Year– Start Planning Now

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:01+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|Comments Off on Staffing Levels for Next Year– Start Planning Now

Having an inadequate number of workers is tough for any company. Some of the common reasons for staffing shortages include employees falling ill, maternity leave, annual leave; and in good times… increased demand for products. Whatever the reason for the labour shortfall is, the bottom line is that it has to be fixed for operations to go on smoothly. Like every other problem that challenges your business, the key to overcoming labour shortfalls is planning. A good Plan on how both foreseeable and unforeseeable labour shortages are to be dealt with, should be put in place at the beginning of each year. To make proper plans, enough relevant information should be gathered. So:  Ask your employees to book their next leave as soon as they get back from their previous one to allow you enough time for preparations. Analyse labour requirements for previous years to determine the time of year [...]

10 10, 2017

BCP Monthly News Roundup for WA Oct 2017

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:02+00:00 October 10th, 2017|About Perth, WA, Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on BCP Monthly News Roundup for WA Oct 2017

Take off in the resources sector creates a jobs boom, Evolution agrees on a deal to sell the Edna May gold mine, and the $456 million Nova mine officially opens; all in our WA monthly news roundup. Jobs boom as resources take off A jobs bonanza is about to begin with thousands of operational and construction jobs forecasted from at least 15 mining projects. Although the resource sector has been ailing for the past couple of years, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy claims that confidence is finally back. The resurgence charge is being led by iron ore projects, a commodity whose price has risen from $US31.50 a tonne in January to $US75 by the end of September. Lithium – the key ingredient in batteries that power electric vehicles – has also contributed significantly to the ongoing recovery in the resources sector. Even if the recently announced increase in gold [...]

21 09, 2017

Why Should You Hire Workers From a Labour Hire Agency?

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:02+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Employee / Staff Management|0 Comments

Have you ever considered hiring a temporary worker from a Labour Hire  Company? If not, there are many reasons why you should consider these temporary skilled workers as a great way to gain additional employees as needed for your business: Hiring staff is a big job. When business owners or managers find that they need to increase their workforce to meet sudden business demand, an excellent option is to look at using a labour hire company to help them to find those workers. These workers are employed with the labour hire agency and then hired out to the client business.  Finding the right people to fill a job is extremely time consuming. From posting the job to interviewing applicants, the entire process can take weeks or months, and does not always guarantee that the right applicant will be found. Since the time of executives, supervisors and managers is precious, being [...]

11 09, 2017

Blue Collar People WA Monthly News Roundup – Sept 2017

By | 2018-02-12T15:30:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|About Perth, WA, Blue Collar People News|Comments Off on Blue Collar People WA Monthly News Roundup – Sept 2017

Hundreds of jobs at risk as nickel mine closes, the Premier commits $120 million for the Ocean Reef Marina project, and construction works begin for a $150 million shopping centre near Perth Airport; all in our monthly news wrap-up. Nickel mine closure puts hundreds of jobs at risk First Quantum Minerals has announced that it will be closing its Ravensthorpe nickel operation citing persistently low nickel prices as the reason for its decision. First Quantum had bought the operation from BHP, who sold it before it even started producing any nickel, in the hopes that nickel prices would resurge. First Quantum has been, reportedly, looking for a buyer for the mine over the past year but has not been successful. The Canadian firm in a statement said that discussions with its workforce and contractors would begin soon in order to have the mine in care and maintenance by October. This [...]