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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.

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.

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.

Have a successful product and don’t be an asshole: Justin Kan’s advice for founders

11:43PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Assholes beware, you don’t have to be “win at all costs” to run a successful startup, according to Twitch founder and YCombinator partner Justin Kan.

Sydney startup to make it easier for employers to hire by referral

11:03PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A New South Wales startup is looking to improve the way businesses hire employees by allowing users to tap into their networks quickly and easily to fill a job vacancy.

Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can startups tackle the stigma?

11:41PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Research released this week by the Diversity Council of Australia has found the stigma surrounding mental health is still prevalent in the workplace, despite many employers taking steps to tackle the issue head-on.

Silicon Valley interns reportedly earning up to $US10,000 a month

11:56PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Silicon Valley interns are allegedly being paid anything from $US6000 ($A7000) to $US10,400, with additional stipends for housing costs.

Five ways collaborations can build your business

11:35PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When it comes to building your business and your profile no strategy is as powerful or as leveraged as collaborations.

Microsoft boss Nadella's gender pay gaffe: Trusting in "karma" is poor advice

10:55PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 |  David Glance

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella’s excruciating gaffe that women should not ask for a raise but trust in “karma” that they would be rewarded eventually has been met with widespread condemnation.

The five speed bumps that threaten to derail your MVP project

10:01PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Shufflebrain co-founder Amy Jo Kim was practising lean startup methodology before there was a name for it.

AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

The top take aways from The Sunrise Conference

9:04AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Jason Allan

Last Friday, Blackbird VC hosted The Sunrise conference which featured some of Australia's greatest technology companies, sharing the stories of their early years. Here are the key take aways for entrepreneurs.

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

9:11PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

Former Netflix chief talent officer joins Bigcommerce as adviser

8:56PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | StartupSmart

In a bid to solidify company culture, Bigcommerce has announced that Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, has joined the company’s board of advisers.

Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked

8:00PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Charis Palmer

Crowdsourcing competitions, popular with companies seeking to tap into groups of knowledge, are often diminished by malicious behaviour, according to a new study.

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

Stripe founder John Collison: Why you need to hire the right people, and much more

7:53PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Last week Stripe co-founder John Collision sat down with SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat and chatted about a wide range of topics including the importance of co-founder relationships, hiring the right people, the future of e-commerce, and much more.

Australian startup to coach office workers on how to improve efficiency by writing better

7:56PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help office workers write cleaner, sharper documents in order to boost productivity.

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

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