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Intern or employee – what’s the difference?

1:07PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

Bootstrapped startups are often challenged to afford suitable resources. But is hiring interns instead of employees a fair solution?

Mentor  | Managing people  | Clare Hallam

Five sources to help you track trends

1:39PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How do you predict changes when there is no crystal ball in business? Here are five sources to watch and utilise.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Fintech startup Nimble to pull ad amid accusations of misleading consumers

1:47PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Payday lender Nimble is reportedly in the process of pulling an ad promoting its loans as a means to pay utility bills.

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation

Quotas on the nose: that’s the view from male Australian CEOs

1:54PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Jennifer Whelan

A recent survey reveals that quotas to improve the numbers of women in senior management positions are still overwhelmingly viewed as at best unnecessary, and at worst counter-productive.

 | How to hire staff

Will Australia really see tougher drone regulations in 2015?

1:57PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Whether it’s to do with people’s privacy or physical safety, everyone seems to love talking about drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs).

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

How your startup can tackle diversity issues in 2015

1:14PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The new year represents an opportunity for companies to tackle diversity issues head-on, according to the Diversity Council of Australia, and tech startups are no exception.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | How to hire staff  | Government and Regulation

Facebook and Google have a moral duty to stop online abuse

12:16AM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Nicolas Suzor and Suzannah Wood

It’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. But in Australia, victims often have no real legal remedy for this kind of abuse.

 | Leadership

US entrepreneurship program 3 Day Startup sets its sights on Australia

12:58PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Kye White

Entrepreneurship program 3 Day Startup could be coming to Australia to educate high school and university students about entrepreneurship, encouraging them to create their own startups.

 | Leadership

Want to break up with social media? Don’t!

12:56PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

It’s the break up letter so many want to write. With so many changes, low reach and a push towards paid advertising, many people are fantasising about breaking up with their social media accounts.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Gold Coast startup to bring instant messaging to the workplace

12:20PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A lot has been said about how inefficient email is but not a lot has been done about it. Until now.

 | Managing people

"What you can't measure you can't manage": Empathy the key to more diversity in tech

12:20AM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Being empathetic and creating allies is key to improving gender diversity in tech.

 | Leadership

How to deal with conflicting startup advice

12:45PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs are faced with a wealth of advice these days from websites, videos, conferences, hackathons and even their own peers.

 | Leadership

'Haters gonna hate' is no consolation for online moderators

12:24PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Jennifer Beckett

What of online message board moderators – the often nameless and invisible people trying to police the flow of abusive, and often very offensive, material?

 | Management

Get two of these three things right and you’ve got a successful startup: 500 startups’ Dave McClure

12:12PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Kye White

Come up with something people want, get them to pay for it while you make a profit, and figure out how to scale.

 | Leadership

Will Google’s nightmares never end?

12:49PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week, Google was hit with the commencement of a new legal battle in the UK which proposed to extend its liability for enabling defamation and not doing enough to remove the offending material.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

How to keep connected to a workforce on the move?

12:36PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Julie Bray

Post global financial crisis, companies are moving from a recession mindset to a growth mindset according to Jeff Schwartz, principal of Deloitte Consulting.

 | Managing people

NICTA chief Hugh Durrant-Whyte resigns after bust-up with board over funding and governance

12:18PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

National ICT Australia chief executive officer professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Atlassian on the hunt for best tech talent

12:15PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

Atlassian is searching Australia for the nation’s best tech talent, as it looks to fill 150 Sydney-based mainly tech vacancies over the next six months.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | How to hire staff
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