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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.

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.

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