Here’s why work meetings are mostly a waste of time

- March 30, 2024 3 MIN READ

More than three-quarters of work meetings in Australia are ineffective and are stopping people getting their actual work done, according to new research. The Workplace Woes: Meeting Edition report, released by Atlassian, involves a survey of 5,000 knowledge workers across four continents, including 1,000 employees in Australia, in partnership with Wakefield Research. The research found… Read more »

Kate Abrahams

Communications analysis startup is taking a deep dive into how we talk in the office to figure out how to be better at listening to women

- March 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

Employee communications startup has launched a study to map and better understand gender disparities in leadership communication in the wake of International Women’s Day, The Leadership Listening Gap Project is a study that aims to quantify and address the issue of women’s voices being underrepresented and undervalued in leadership roles, as well as its… Read more »

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6 questions you should have answers for to nail your job interview

- January 18, 2024 4 MIN READ

With the new year underway employers are beginning to resume normal business activities and restart their hiring process. Similarly, many school and university graduates are beginning their job search after a well-earned break. While some employers are using increasingly sophisticated approaches to recruiting such as psychometric testing and artificial intelligence, interviews remain one of the… Read more »

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What you need to know as a startup leader about dealing with redundancies

- July 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

Most of Australia’s startup founders launch their businesses with the best of intentions, but the past year has been challenging with consistent and widespread redundancies. It’s understandable that signs the VC funding market might be starting to thaw would inspire hope that the worst of the tech wreck is over. However, we think founders should… Read more »

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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 »