People

80% of Gen Z workers have their eye on their next job, with nearly half on the hunt for more money

- June 12, 2022 3 MIN READ

Four out of five (78%) of Gen Z workers considered moving jobs post-pandemic, a survey by rewards platform Perkbox has found. The survey of more than 1000 employee under 25 (born between 1997 and 2012) by data research firm Censuswide didn’t quite deliver a great resignation, although low unemployment and high competition for skilled workers driving… Read more »

Global tech

BILLIONAIRES BICKER: Elon Musk’s now having a war of words with Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar over working from home

- June 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Twitter pugilist Elon Musk has a new war to fight on the micro-blogging site he’s buying. After ordering his executives back into the office for a “minimum” of 40 hours a week via email, Musk followed up with an all staff email saying “If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you’ve resigned”. Taking a dig… Read more »

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Funding

Hybrid work startup Calven raises $6.8 million seed round

- February 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney future of work startup Calven has raised $6.8 million in seed funding as it looks to tackle hybrid work culture. The round was led by Sydney VC Airtree, and several strategic backers, including Herbert Smith Freehills partner Michael Gonski and the Gonski family office. Calven co-founder Jeremy Pollak, a veteran of workplace technology consulting… Read more »

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Funding

Hybrid work culture building startup Remote Social raises $1 million seed round

- September 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Future of work startup Remote Social has raised a $1 million seed round. The raise was led by Black Nova VC, supported by neuroscience consultancy NeuroPower, Antler Australia – the startup emerged out of Antler Australia, and several strategic angels. Remote Social’s angel investors include Atlassian VP of engineering Zak Islam, Archangel Ventures partner Quentin Wallace,… Read more »

Advice

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 »

Advice

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 »