Business

The best tech companies in Australia to work for, according to Great Place to Work

- May 9, 2024 3 MIN READ

The best tech companies to work for in Australia have been revealed, with some familiar faces topping the list. The Great Place to Work organisation’s annual Best Workplaces in Technology Australia list has been unveiled, based on confidential surveys of tens of thousands of employees at tech firms around the country. The list defines a great workplace… Read more »

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Leadership

‘I was that person’: Elaine Stead on why she didn’t see sexism in the first decade of her career – and what she did next

- March 17, 2024 4 MIN READ

As someone who has always been a minority in an industry, it was, embarrassingly, only in my 30s that I genuinely began to properly clock how tilted the stage is. Up until then, I was that person who said cringey things like “I genuinely don’t think I have ever experienced sexism or harassment”. Lol. Oh,… Read more »

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People

What a former Unloan employee’s ‘reasonable’ overtime court case could mean for startup ‘hustle culture’

- September 22, 2023 3 MIN READ

Global technology companies boast some of the best employment conditions in the world, but the journey there is often peppered with late nights burning the midnight oil for founders and their employees. Founders need to be aware of their legal obligations to staff because the regulations around how much overtime is “too much” are murky… Read more »

Dominic Pym
Advice

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 »

Advice

Why your business culture matters now more than ever

- April 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

It’s a challenging time. COVID-19 has forced significant changes. People are working remotely and businesses are scrambling to keep their doors open. It happened in the blink of an eye and most people were caught unprepared. What has this taught you about the culture of your business? Culture is the glue that holds everything together.… Read more »

Advice

Movie nights, wine club, cooking lessons and meditation apps: how Canva builds an amazing remote culture for its teams

- April 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world. As a result, many companies are shifting to remote work environments and navigating uncharted waters in the midst of a globally unprecedented situation. At Canva, all employees are now working from home as a precautionary measure to #stopthespread. Our priority throughout this change has been… Read more »

Advice

Airwallex co-founder Lucy Liu explains how the fintech dealt with COVID-19 in China

- March 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

These are strange times we live in. The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality for all of us, with businesses reeling most from the impact and introducing significant changes. Many workforces across the world have turned to remote working, as travel restrictions and work-from-home directives are now widespread and mandated. Airwallex’s China office… Read more »

Topics

Canva is upping its support for women to mark International Women’s Day

- March 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Global design startup Canva is making  International Women’s Day with a series of initiatives supporting women working for the company. While the tech unicorn has committed to creating more gender-balanced tech teams and increasing female representation in engineering, one of the biggest stresses parents face during school holidays is also being addressed, with a complimentary… Read more »

Topics

Aubrey Blanche, who helped create Atlassian’s great workplace vibe, has signed on with Culture Amp

- February 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Melbourne unicorn Culture Amp, the workplace HR and employee engagement startup has made a key hire to drive its own workplace vibe and apps, luring Atlassian’s long-term global head of diversity and belonging, Aubrey Blanche, to join the business. Blanche signs on as Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact after six years… Read more »