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Future of work

5 ways to attract top tech talent when you’re a startup without big salaries

- January 7, 2022 3 MIN READ

One of the biggest challenges for any startup is finding the right talent. In big cities, they must compete with large, well known or global organisations that are appealing to job seekers due to their competitive salaries and bonuses. This can be intimidating and present challenges in the recruitment process. However, there are distinguishable career… Read more »

Kellie Egan
Future of work

Why software startups need to rethink what they’ll have to pay for the talent they need to succeed

- November 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Remember those LinkedIn posts of early 2020: scores of workers letting the world know they’d been let go or stood down, as companies cut their headcounts in response to the Covid downturn? Cue the emergence of opportunistic employers with an immediate need for resources offering short term contracts at cut price rates?  What a difference… Read more »

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The ‘great resignation’ isn’t happening in Australia – and that’s a even bigger problem for wages growth

- November 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

In the wake of a jump in the proportion of workers quitting jobs in the United States – dubbed the “Great Resignation” – Australia’s media has been warning of a surge in resignations here. “Here comes the Great Resignation,” reads one headline; “Millions of Aussies predicted to leave jobs” reads another. In fact: there is… Read more »

Jaala Pulford
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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 »