Managing people



When to hire a new CEO: Learning from the examples of Twitter and Bigcommerce

6:23PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Ron Pragides

During the past week, both Twitter and Bigcommerce announced CEO transitions. What does this mean?

Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

5:25PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kate Lee, Katherine Johnson, Kathryn Williams, Leisa Sargent and Nicholas Williams

Most of us know firsthand that spending time in nature can make us feel better. This isn’t just a placebo effect: decades of research show that seeing vegetation, water, light, and animals is linked with many psychological benefits.

Four tips to improve your company culture

5:09PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jonathan Lui

The best kind of employee is one that goes that extra step to seek you out; even if that means hijacking your company Christmas party.

Early-stage startups need to attract the right people if they are to succeed

4:34PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Finding your feet as an early-stage startup is all about finding the right talent and effective marketing, according to the founder of an online employment platform shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

Employee share option scheme draft legislation amendments good news for Australian startups

1:15PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Changes to employee share option scheme laws, released in draft legislation by the federal government on Wednesday, will help fix the unworkable situation of taxing startup employees on value that they don’t have and may never get.

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?

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.

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.

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.