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What startups need to know about creating a mentally healthy workplace

- May 24, 2023 3 MIN READ

Workplace culture is the environment that you create for your employees. It plays a powerful role in determining their satisfaction with their career, their interpersonal relationships and their career progression. The culture of your workplace is determined by a combination of the company’s leadership and the employees’ values, beliefs and attitudes, which translate into behaviours… Read more »


Australia’s ‘great burnout’: there was no ‘great resignation’ – a new study reveals workers are simply exhausted

- March 21, 2023 3 MIN READ

You’ve probably heard about the “great resignation” which saw large numbers of people resigning from their jobs in the US in 2021 and 2022. We didn’t see resignations over and above what is normal in Australia. However, we did see workers resisting the post-COVID return to the office. To better understand these trends, we conducted… Read more »


Senate committee urges government to lead the way in 4-day work week trial

- March 15, 2023 3 MIN READ

Government and Greens Senators have called for a significant trial of the four-day working week after hearing “substantial evidence” of its effectiveness. The Select Committee on Work and Care, chaired by Greens Senator Barbara Pocock, released its report late last week. A key recommendation from the report is for the federal government to undertake a… Read more »

Gender Pay gap

Australian companies must make their gender pay gap data public under new laws

- February 10, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian businesses are on notice. The gender pay gap within large Australian companies will be made public under legislation introduced this week by the federal government. The Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023 was introduced to the Senate by Minister for Women Katy Gallagher on Wednesday afternoon. Under the legislation,… Read more »

IT staff

New research reveals that a key way to retain IT staff is paying for their training

- February 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

Tech workers are less likely to explore other job opportunities when their current employer covers the cost of their training and certification, according to a new global study that found cloud computing, cyber security, and networking to be the most common certifications. Although 83% of respondents who paid for their own training said they were… Read more »

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Tech salaries look set to stall in 2023

- January 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

Tech salaries have surged in recent years, but a leading recruiter has warned that salaries are “starting to stabilise” as widespread economic challenges force companies to tweak their strategic plans and reassess their hiring requirements. Despite a continued appetite to invest in “paramount” critical technology functions – for example, infrastructure, governance, and development – many… Read more »

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IT project management has a major talent problem

- January 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

The widespread talent shortage is hitting Australian IT project managers hard, with nearly three-quarters experiencing staff shortages, according to a new report. The Australian Institute of Project Management’s State of Project Management in Australia included a survey of more than 300 diverse Australian project professionals in July and August last year. Just under a quarter of… Read more »


How to build a great startup team

- September 28, 2022 4 MIN READ

You can’t build a great team if you can’t recruit a team. Think about what you have to offer a potential cofounder or team member, and what that must look like to them vs not working in a startup. No wonder persuading people to join a startup is hard:   Working for a startup Working… Read more »

Employment, interview, job

A major analysis of LinkedIn’s ‘People You May Know’ algorithm has uncovered the best connections for when you’re job hunting

- September 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Say you are looking for a new job. You head to LinkedIn to spruce up your profile and look around your social network. But who should you reach out to for an introduction to a potential new employer? A new study of more than 20 million people, published in Science, shows that your close friends… Read more »


The data says employing tech workers is costing startups a lot more – and it looks set to continue

- June 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

The pandemic has fundamentally changed altered the dynamics in the local tech jobs market, creating unprecedented demand for tech talent in Australia. According to data from Aon Insights, several forces are coalescing to create a talent squeeze — a burgeoning local startup scene, the growth in digital transformation projects in many organisations, and the growing… Read more »