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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?

US worker creates fake Airbnb website to land her dream job

4:12PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A woman working in Silicon Valley has taken an unusual step to land her dream marketing role with accommodation site Airbnb—creating a fake version of the accommodation website with her resume details.

Why a robot could do your job

4:40PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Toby Walsh

Here’s a game to play over dinner. One person names a profession that they believe can’t be taken over by a machine, and another person has to make a case why it’s not so future-proof.

Australians dissatisfied at work, but startups are getting workplace culture right

4:38PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The average Aussie is unmotivated while at work and would not recommend their company to friends or family, according to a survey examining the workplace attitudes of more than 3000 Australians.

Getting in early to avoid gender stereotyping careers

4:57PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Karen Struthers

By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up. It is also at this early stage that they tend to rule out jobs that do not fit with their gender.

How to hire the next Steve Jobs for your business

4:01PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Cara Waters

Nolan Bushnell co-founded Atari and was the co-creator of the GPS and touch screen, but Bushnell’s other claim to fame is that he was the first person to hire Steve Jobs.

Hiring the right staff comes down to vision and fit

2:15PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bringing on board talented individuals who are a good cultural fit all comes down to sharing your company’s vision, according to two Aussie entrepreneurs who have founded fast-growing startups.

Adage proves a mature acquisition for OneShift

2:20PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based job matching platform OneShift has made its first acquisition, buying mature age jobs board Adage for an undisclosed amount.

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 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.

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.

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.

Startup Catalyst aims to encourage young technical talent

10:54PM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Kye White

The Startup Catalyst program is attacking what its organisers see as one of the Australian startup ecosystem’s biggest problems, a lack of young technical talent.

Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

Best of the Web: Office introverts, Cantor’s Silicon Valley friends, and #weirdtwitter

6:51AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

An office for introverts: When workplaces started adopting open plan offices in the 1960s, it was hoped scrapping employee cubicles would foster collaboration and make teams more efficient. But as Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic, sharing your work space with others can be traumatic, especially for the introverts among us.

Google admits to a diversity problem, releasing stats on its staff

5:44AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has admitted it has a diversity problem releasing stats that show their staff is 70% men; 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% black. The numbers point to a glaring problem, but the behemoth’s admission could be a first step to change.

Should I hire someone like me or look for someone with a different personality?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Vicki Crowe

It can be tempting to fall into the trap of hiring like-minded employees. Instead, you need to look at the skills and qualities a candidate will need to be successful in their role.

Do you want to work at my start-up?

3:02PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.

How to keep your best talent without using financial incentives

3:30PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Julie Seletto

While it is easy to assume that monetary incentives help to keep good talent, it’s only part of the story.

Freelancer keeps revenue growing while aiming for over “one billion users”

2:59PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Freelancer.com, which became a public company in November 2013, has released its first full year annual report, revealing a net profit of $753,000, up 3% on the previous year.

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