News & Analysis

Blackbird Ventures launches Sirius A program to ‘concierge’ top computer science students into startup jobs

- May 20, 2016 3 MIN READ

Recruiting is hard for startups the world over, hence the ping pong tables, catered meals, endless snacks, gym memberships…the perks go on. For Australian startups however attracting top talent is particularly difficult, even for those with US$30 million of funding under their belt. In an AMA with Sydney-based firm Blackbird Ventures yesterday, Canva cofounder Melanie… Read more »

News & Analysis

Workible hosts HR Hackathon events aiming to turn the human resources industry on its head

- February 12, 2016 2 MIN READ

The best of Sydney’s Human Resource professionals came together this week to find ways to change, improve and innovate their industry. The event was held at Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Lab where professionals came up with some brutally honest opinions into how they feel about the current recruitment process. Four major outcomes from the event will be tested in a lean fail-fast approach over the next seven days.


OneShiftJobs goes back to its original focus on SMBs with the launch of new platform Skilld

- January 19, 2016 3 MIN READ

OneShiftJobs has become one of Australia’s most innovative recruitment platforms since its launch on a barebones Wordpress site in 2012. The last few years have seen the startup raise $5 million, make an acquisition, and expand from its focus on the hospitality and retail sector to the corporate sector, but now it’s going back to its original mission with the launch of Skilld, a new platform that looks to connect small businesses in the hospitality and retail space with local talent.


Melbourne startup Rosterfy is helping train and mobilise workforces for large sporting events

- December 16, 2015 3 MIN READ

Creating rosters from excel spreadsheets may seem very 2003, but companies still continue to use them. Time and money are wasted on rosters, staff training and creating accreditation, with poor online solutions that are yet to harness social media platforms and innovative data management technology. Melbourne startup Rosterfy has created a solution, an event staff rostering and management system that engages with event workforces to help manage their recruitment and culture around their organisation.