How to hire staff
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 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.
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.
Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.
While it is easy to assume that monetary incentives help to keep good talent, it’s only part of the story.
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.
Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.
Melbourne digital media company Big Datr has faced the furore of social media over a job advertisement asking interns to work for free.
The unemployment rate yesterday jumped to a 10-year high of 6%, in line with predictions from economists and the Reserve Bank.
Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.
Finding the right people to work in a start-up can be a balancing act. Here are some strategies to help your business out.
It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.
Here are three top tips from recruitment specialist Julie Seeto on how to attract the best talent to your start-up.
Many cash-constrained and time-poor start-ups can struggle to make the best hiring decisions. Here are three common recruitment mistakes – and how you can avoid them.
Australia’s accountants have joined calls to reform the tax treatment of employee share schemes, saying current arrangements create an uncompetitive environment for start-ups.
Recently, your humble correspondent read an interesting article about a new hiring strategy used by a growing number of businesses. If you’re looking to take on more staff, it’s certainly something to think about.
Independent creative freelancers and sole traders are among the main beneficiaries of outsourcing platforms. But standing out from the crowd can be a major challenge.
As an investor, you’re looking for start-up founders that are, literally, epic. You want grand scale results and a heroic take-it-on-the-chin attitude.
There comes a point for every business when going it alone is no longer an option. Here are five key things to consider when you hire your first employee.
Small to medium business owners will focus on hiring and training staff in 2014, the new SmartCompany – Crowe Horwath SME Directions survey for 2013 shows.