Six effective ways to have that difficult conversation at work

4:05PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Grace McCarthy

Employees want more feedback. Gen Y employees in particular, want constant feedback. Managers however are often reluctant to give feedback if they fear that what starts as a rational conversation may degenerate into an emotional one.


Can you fire staff for what they post on Facebook?

4:20PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke has been under investigation this week for a homophobic slur he made on social media. Despite it being taken down quickly, the NRL has a legal right to discipline him.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Finnish startup conference Slush heads Down Under, impressed by “massive potential” of local startup scene

4:38PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Kye White

The potential of Australia’s startup ecosystem is what led Finnish startup conference Slush to host a Slush Down Under in Melbourne later this month.

 | Leadership

Is the ‘shut-in’ economy taking off in Australia?

3:11PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Look out so-called sharing economy: the “shut-in economy” might soon be the new king of buzzwords.

 | Management

Sydney’s fintech scene just got another leg-up with the launch of a new co-working space

3:51PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney’s fintech industry is set for another boost with the launch of a new co-working space with desks for up to 125 entrepreneurs itching to disrupt the banking and financial sector.

 | Workspace

Ellen Pao’s failed discrimination suit ‘shines a light’ on gender inequality

3:42PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has won a three year legal battle against a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against because of her gender.

 | Planning  | Legal matters

Tech sector now represents 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, 22% of the workforce

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The digital economy contributed $79 billion to the Australian economy in 2013/14, representing 5.1% of Australia’s gross domestic product, while 22% of employees now work intensively with ICT, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

The sexual harassment case that rocked Silicon Valley

3:49PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A landmark lawsuit in the US has big implications for gender equality in the tech industry.

 | Legal matters

Aged care legislation opens up opportunity for reviews and comparison website

3:37PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Kye White

Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.

 | Legal matters  | Start-up Profiles  | Government and Regulation

Why Madpaws founder Alexis Soulopoulos is getting ready to serve up an ace

3:07PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Alexis Soulopoulos

Surrounding yourself with talented people and being willing to learn from them is the key to startup success.

 | Workspace

Facebook in hot water for privacy

3:34PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

An EU task force comprised of data protection authorities was formed in February 2015 to look into Facebook’s new privacy policy. There is doubt about its legality.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

“What the f-ck?”: Media critic Anita Sarkeesian calls for games industry to fight sexism

3:20PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Software engineers and game developers need to do more to stop women being harassed online and portrayed as sex objects, according to videoblogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian.

 | Leadership

Apple may have arrived late to the party, but with Watch it's brought a gun to a swordfight

3:38PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Barry Avery

While all eyes and ears were trained on news of its smartwatch, Apple also used its spring Keynote to introduce changes to Apple TV, revisions to its laptop lineup, and a new health service.

 | Leadership

Five tips for managing and increasing your capacity

3:30PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Most businesses watch their competitors, customers, and cash flow proactively, there is one area often forgotten until it is reached – capacity.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Co-working spaces are taking hold in Australia but rent a major stumbling block

3:55PM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Co-working spaces are growing rapidly and are feeding the demand for flexible and collaborative working environments, according to a report examining “liberated” work in Australia.

 | Workspace

Mobile app in the offing as Aussie online legal services startup raises $1.2 million in latest funding round

3:28PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kye White

Online legal services startup LegalVision has raised $1.2 million in angel investment that will be used to expand its tech offering and step up marketing efforts.

 | Legal matters

Big fine for fine print: ACCC hits iiNet with more than $200,000 in fines

3:42PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s second-largest DSL internet provider has been hit with more than $200,000 in penalties for recent advertisements that the competition watchdog believes contravened Australian Consumer Law.

 | Legal matters

Australian bitcoin advocate Adam Tepper killed in motorcycle crash in Thailand

3:16PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

The founder and chief executive officer of consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange Independent Reserve, Adam Tepper, has died in a motorcycle accident in Thailand.

 | Leadership

Reddit tackles 'revenge porn' and celebrity nudes

3:32PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Emily van der Nagel and James Meese

In a move to protect user privacy and curb revenge porn, social media site Reddit has banned naked photos that are shared on its site without the consent of the subject of the photo.

 | Leadership

Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?

2:16PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Ursula Hogben

It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.

 | Legal matters  | Management  | Mentor  | Ursula Hogben