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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.

Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think

2:00AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Taskmaster

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.

Big Datr in social media furore over unpaid internship ad

2:20PM | Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Melbourne digital media company Big Datr has faced the furore of social media over a job advertisement asking interns to work for free.

Unemployment reaches 10-year high, but it isn’t the Great Depression yet

2:19PM | Friday, 14 February 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

The unemployment rate yesterday jumped to a 10-year high of 6%, in line with predictions from economists and the Reserve Bank.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

Finding the right employee is no simple test

1:45PM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

Finding the right people to work in a start-up can be a balancing act. Here are some strategies to help your business out.

Keep the Australia Day epidemic at bay

1:20PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.

How to attract and retain top talent to a company with no track record

1:14AM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Here are three top tips from recruitment specialist Julie Seeto on how to attract the best talent to your start-up.

Three common mistakes to avoid when hiring your first few team members

1:09AM | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Employee share scheme tax treatment needs reform to support start-ups, say accountants

1:23PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

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.

Looking to recruit? Hiring by consensus is worth considering

1:16PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Taskmaster

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.

Offering your services on outsourcing platforms? How to be the freelancer who gets chosen

12:32AM | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

How to recognise an EPIC start-up founder

11:40PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Garry Visontay

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.

Hiring your first employee: When going it alone is no longer an option

11:36PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Linnet Hunter

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.

SMEs set to invest in staff as confidence rises: SmartCompany survey

11:38PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | Melinda Oliver

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.

Outsourcing boom: Cloudstaff raises $500,000 from investors

11:26PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Cloudstaff, an Australian outsourcing start-up based in Manila, has raised $500,000 from three local investors Robert Whyte, Trevor Kennedy and serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery.

MBA student to start-up employee: Why I opted for energy and potential over security

11:02PM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Nikee Pomper accepted the chief operations officer role at customisable formal wear start-up Fame & Partners after realising she was fundamentally a “start-up person rather than a corporate one”.

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