Managing people



How Xero drives its employees to innovate and why that’s important

1:20PM | Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Angus Norton

For a global startup to win the market, it has to put the customer at the centre of everything it does and innovate and iterate their product at a dizzying speed.

“The elephant in Silicon Valley”: New study shines light on sexism and harassment in the startup world

1:18PM | Friday, 15 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

Of the 200 women surveyed, 60% said they had experienced sexual harassment.

The seven most important traits an entrepreneur and team must have

12:50PM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 | Phillip Kingston

When entrepreneurial teams possess these critical attributes, they will have the abilities they need to write their own formula for success.

How do you build a "cool" company for women?

12:54AM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Cyan Ta'eed

Make yours a good company for women by creating an environment where they feel safe, welcomed and empowered to be their best selves.

Why Facebook is rolling out four months of paid parental leave for more than 10,000 employees worldwide

11:59AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

The announcement comes just days after founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he will be taking two months off work when his first child is born.

The surefire way to serve up a great workplace culture, according to Australia’s coolest tech company

11:14AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

“It doesn’t need to be expensive to put your people first,” says Canva boss Melanie Perkins.

Sometimes you will need cupcakes - three tips for keeping your customers happy

11:13PM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Robert Hango-Zada

Planning to ensure things don't go wrong is important, but you also need to know how to manage complaints when things do go wrong.

What Mark Zuckerberg does to learn more about particular employees

11:33AM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Broede Carmondy

The facebook founder wants to gain a better understanding of how his employees work.

Happy to be here? Staff get a chance to say

11:56PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Making sure all employees are happy should be a key concern in all startups, Bigcommerce co-founder Mitchell Harper says.

What Atlassian did when they realised they’d hired an “arsehole”

11:50PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Kye White

When Scott Farquhar learned that Atlassian had hired somebody who was difficult the company co-founder had a simple response.

Three traits of teams that endure to win the big races

11:38PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Pollyanna Lenkic

Melbourne is gearing up for the race that stops the nation and it provides a good opportunity to look at what it takes to be part of a winning team - on the racetrack or in business.

The top three reasons why your staff are leaving and what you can do about it

10:24PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

The majority of Australians who leave their jobs do so because they are unsatisfied with management.

Incentivise learning or get swept away, says Neo’s David Bland

10:35PM | Monday, 5 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Companies need to incentivise learning in all aspects of operation to avoid meeting the same fate as the likes of Blockbuster and Blackberry.

How to find the right co-founder

8:19PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Mark McDonald

Starting a business with a co-founder makes a lot of sense, but finding the right people can be hard.

Protecting the rights of the digital workforce in the 'gig' economy

8:10PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Joseph G. Davis,

Spurred by advances in digital technology, an on-demand workforce has been growing steadily for well over a decade, creating a new “gig” economy.

“That’s not the Amazon I know”: Jeff Bezos says company has culture of caring

8:26AM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has responded to the New York Times’ highly critical piece on the company’s workplace conditions and culture.

“Workers cry at their desks”: Survival of the fittest in the Amazon jungle

8:31AM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The New York Times published an expansive, highly critical article about the working conditions and culture in Amazon over the weekend.

“Don’t be a dick”: How Vend puts its values first

8:59PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Vaughan Rowsell

What makes your company truly, honestly unique? Values are often just as important as your product.

Vinomofo’s pet project brings in new team member

8:24PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online wine retail startup Vinomofo has a very special furry guest in its Melbourne office.

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Ibrar Bhatt

Can’t remember the name of the two elements that scientist Marie Curie discovered? Or who won the 1945 UK general election? Ask Google.