News, Insights and Stories from the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystem.

oDesk visits Australia, will be conducting panels on talent

oDesk is the world’s largest online workplace, enabling businesses to find, hire, manage, and pay talented freelancers from around the world, while giving a worldwide community of skilled workers access to jobs. Approximately 900,000 clients and 4 million freelancers are registered on oDesk. Businesses can hire these professionals for any type of work that can be done in front of a computer — from every tech skill imaginable to project management, customer support, marketing, design and even legal services.

They will be holding two upcoming events:

“Fighting — and winning — the war for tech talent”

The Playground Room at The Hub Sydney
101 William Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

The tech talent gap in Australia is growing and businesses of all sizes are seeking actionable solutions for closing it. From developers to digital marketers to product managers, the shortage of tech talent in Australia is higher than ever. Compounding this is the fact that the digital skillset of the Australian workforce is lagging behind demand. With entire industries refocusing on digital work, employees are forced to rethink their careers and the skills they demand.

This panel will focus on how startups in particular are competing in the tech talent war, examine how some are hiring a “bench” of on-demand freelancers, and also discuss how job-seekers are looking to acquire in-demand digital skills.

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“Everything You Thought You Knew About Hiring, But Don’t”

ATP Innovations at the National Innovation Centre
Cornwallis St
Eveleigh, NSW 2015
Australia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

When building a startup, you have two resources to drive your success: your idea, and your people. Ideas are often transient; it’s not uncommon for startups to pivot two or three times in their evolution. It’s your people that form the backbone of your organization, and that make the difference between success or failure. With this in mind, how can you ensure you make the right hiring decisions, the ones that will power your growth from one person to 100? The decisions surrounding building and retaining a top-tier team can be overwhelming.

This panel will discuss how startups should approach hiring, and challenge conventional wisdom. Learn more about how to build teams, structure organizations and empower exceptional talent to support your organization’s success.

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