How to hire staff
Salary expectations are a growing source of tension between employers and employees, according to a new report, with two-thirds of employees believing they deserve a pay rise.
The tech industry says the decision to scrap the living-away-from-home allowance will make it harder to attract overseas talent, as firms become increasingly reliant on skilled foreign workers.
The problem franchisors face in recruiting quality franchisees isn’t a new one, but only recently have industry players begun to offer bold incentives. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
When Taryn Williams started her modelling agency WINK, she quickly realised her management style wasn’t sustainable if she wanted to be taken seriously. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The founder of Sydney-based crowdfunding site Project PowerUp will host a speed dating event for tech start-ups later this month, designed to connect business founders with tech founders.
Stanford University and VC firm Andreessen Horowitz have launched a start-up generator titled Founder Soup, whereby entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in a bid to recruit co-founders.
While in-depth knowledge of the business world isn’t essential to building a successful venture, it pays to be aware of current trends. So take our quiz and put your knowledge to the test. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2% last month, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while other research shows only 9% of workers are actively looking for a new job.
Start-ups desperate to recruit staff should consider candidates in job-starved states such as South Australia, where more than five jobseekers are vying for each job vacancy, new research reveals.
There are consultants who can provide genuine help to your start-up if it hits a rocky patch. And then there are ‘consultantz’ who provide gems of advice such as ‘Make money mobisode.’
Start-ups can improve their LinkedIn presence this year by integrating blog content, enhancing their company profile, using company updates and preserving their contacts, an expert says.
Less than a quarter of Australian employers expect to increase hiring in the first quarter of 2012, a report reveals. Employers in the services sector are more confident that those in mining.
The number of job advertisements has recorded its sixth fall in seven months, according to ANZ, while the latest Clarius Skills Index highlights which sectors will be badly hit by skills shortages.
Both men and women need to change their perceptions in order to enhance gender diversity in the workplace, according to a new survey of top Australian businesswomen.
Employers are being urged to think outside the square with regard to future employees, with a new report outlining the severity of Australia’s skills shortages and the action that must be taken.
More than 25% of Australian employees believe their employer would choose a man over a woman for a role they were equally suited to, new research reveals.
Start-ups shouldn’t overlook mature age workers during the recruitment process, an industry expert says, with a new report revealing older workers are often the most productive employees.
Contracting continues to grow in popularity in the ICT sector, according to a new report, accounting for nearly three quarters of all employment in the industry.
Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched a new feature to help recruiters better manage their talent leads, which could enable start-ups to reduce the time spent recruiting staff.
Promising the world to clients can be a tempting sales strategy for start-ups, particularly in the early days when sales are scarce, but it can also backfire in a very big way. So says Sabir Samtani and David Easton from Reborn.