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Victoria has a $64 million plan to reskill 5000 workers for digital jobs

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

A $64 million program to reskill around 5000 mid-career workers for roles in the digital economy has been launched by the Victorian government. The industry-backed Digital Jobs program has already signed on leading employers such as the ANZ bank, AWS, Carsales, MYOB, Salesforce, Siemens and Zendesk. The workers involved will complete 12 weeks of skills training… Read more »

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Canva’s offices will stay hybrid post-pandemic: here are 3 guiding principles the tech giant wants staff to follow

- August 31, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney-based global design giant Canva believes a traditional workplace will be “the exception” and will maintain a remote-hybrid model for the company’s staff when lockdowns and the pandemic ends. The company says it wants to balance flexibility and connection. While it expects many people will still want to head into the office it will create… Read more »

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How to win startup talent without promising everyone a ping pong table and free food

- August 30, 2021 4 MIN READ

Canva has an in-house chef, Atlassian offers staff a $2000 bonus for referrals and many other Australian tech unicorns offer free food, fitness classes, extra time off and world-class Paid Parental Leave policies. While these benefits and initiatives should be celebrated, for early-stage startups that may not yet have the funding to implement such competitive… Read more »

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The Third Space: how Covid will end a return to the office for a new way of gathering

- August 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Since the pandemic forced organisations around the world to finally embrace remote work, more and more people are having sea-change and tree-change moments. In Victoria’s coastal Mornington Peninsula, traditionally a popular second-home destination for wealthy Melbournians, property prices have soared by as much as 30% in the past 12 months. The peninsula’s mayor, Despi O’Connor, said that… Read more »

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From student to startup: A career path to modernise Australia’s economy

- July 14, 2021 3 MIN READ

In recent years, Australia has produced dozens of hugely successful technology companies including Atlassian, Canva, BigCommerce, Afterpay and Aconex.  The scale of their success shows that startups not only generate positive returns and recognition but also build technology and innovation capability, productivity and job creation.  Yet Australia is only ranked 23rd on the Global Innovation… Read more »

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Futurist Steve Sammartino on the 5 tech trends shaping the future of work

- March 23, 2021 4 MIN READ

This past year forced incredible change on businesses in a short time, with organisations needing to adapt and pivot quickly to keep pace. This forced adaptation accelerated many current trends – some by three to five years, according to a global McKinsey executive study – while simultaneously causing new ones to emerge. In a recent nbn webinar ‘Digital Transformation in a… Read more »

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Why online collaboration is the future of work

- December 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

Breaking news this week is Salesforce’s US$27.7 billion mega-offer to buy Slack.   It’s a strong signal about the future of work where enterprise software powers all-digital, work-from-anywhere teams to co-create and collaborate.  At Mindhive, we share this vision of collaborative intelligence, reduced complexity, increased power and flexibility, and ultimately a greater degree of organisational agency… Read more »

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6 things LivePreso co-founder Joel Thomson loves about working from home

- October 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Every Friday, our new weekly column talks to CEOs, founders and tech leaders about the benefits they’ve discovered from WFH in 2020. This week it’s Joel Thomson. co-founder of presentation platform LivePreso (recently rebranded from SalesPreso). Thomson says he’s been working in tech (in one form or another) for almost 20 years. “That’s 20 years… Read more »