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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 »

Employment, interview, job

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 »

Breaking Bad, money pile

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 »


Two Silicon Valley veterans are offering free scholarships on product-led growth

- March 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Product-led growth experts Unlocking Growth are offering 5 free scholarships to Australians interested in developing their startup growth skills. Co-founders Audrey Melnik and Peter Ikladious returned to Australia after spending two decades collectively in tech and startup sectors in the US. They launched Unlocking Growth in February 2021. The firm subsequently delivered several projects with… Read more »


How to attract the best tech developers into your startup

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Devices, apps and digital services increasingly dominate our lives and workplaces. The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation for many businesses, and what this means is that demand for coders and developers is now higher than ever.  Research from Indeed found that programmers are one of the most in-demand jobs in Australia’s most significant growth… Read more »

Dominic Pym

How to make your startup a great place to work

- April 29, 2021 5 MIN READ

As the founder of more than a dozen businesses over 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of bringing together, and then working with, some of the world’s most talented people. Both as a founder and leader, you have a wonderful and enormous responsibility to shape a work environment where those people can flourish. Creating something… Read more »