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The value of diverse talent

The value of diverse talent

Diversity is more than an HR buzzword; it is a competitive business advantage. According to McKinsey and Company, businesses in the top quartile for ethnic diversity are 33% more likely ... Read More
The dilemma of digital clutter

The dilemma of digital clutter

Where is the konmari for cloud? Gigabytes of free storage have turned many of us into digital hoarders. But it can be a trap. Digital hoarding is not without risk ... Read More
Three ways to empower women in the workforce

Three ways to empower women in the workforce

Diversity is critical for workplaces because of the different perceptions, experience and approaches that different types of people bring. This goes not only for gender diversity, but also age, culture, ... Read More
3 key tips to foster collaboration in a digital workforce

3 key tips to foster collaboration in a digital workforce

Collaborative environments, whether digital or otherwise, are about harnessing the skills and talents of individuals in teams within organisations to create a bigger and better impact than the sum of ... Read More
Why creativity is vital for growth

Why creativity is vital for growth

Creative careers are some of the most-future proofed careers that exist today. By their very nature, creative industries promote diverse and marginalised perspectives. The role of creative industries as a ... Read More
Why founders must lead the way in mental health

Why founders must lead the way in mental health

Research published by Harvard Business School found that 65 percent of startups that fail do so due to ineffective management from the founders, not product or marketing problems ... Read More
What to look for in a mentor

What to look for in a mentor

Having a mentor to bounce ideas off of and discuss the pain points you’re going through can make life so much easier as a founder ... Read More
Five steps to scaling your sales team

Five steps to scaling your sales team

When a business moves into growth phase, one of the areas you need to scale quickly is your sales team. Amid the “war for talent”, there’s a temptation to hire ... Read More
Organisational culture and its impact on customer engagement and growth

Organisational culture and its impact on customer engagement and growth

Organisational culture is critical for a successful business and employee engagement is inextricably linked to customer service. It’s a virtuous circle ... Read More
How to hire tech talent as a non-technical founder

How to hire tech talent as a non-technical founder

Most founders will attest to the fact that hiring tech talent is challenging, and as a non-technical founder this is an even tougher task. However, it’s definitely not an insurmountable ... Read More
U-turn needed on skilled visas

U-turn needed on skilled visas

Australia needs to open the door to tech talent. The economy desperately needs this but the current policies regarding employment visas are lethally short-sighted in a world where everything is ... Read More
The 6 top mistakes startups make when hiring tech talent

The 6 top mistakes startups make when hiring tech talent

The global war for tech talent still rages, and it can lead companies to panic and grab candidates who aren’t a good fit. Startups in particular tend to make several ... Read More
The 5 things you need in your leadership training

The 5 things you need in your leadership training

Leadership is often the difference between success and failure. But most of us initially learn leadership skills by accident rather than leadership training ... Read More
Yes, leadership isn’t rocket science… but who said rocket scientists make effective leaders?

Yes, leadership isn’t rocket science… but who said rocket scientists make effective leaders?

Leadership is a skill that everyone should learn. Saying “everyone is a leader” sounds like a platitude, but it’s true: you don’t need to be a manager to be a ... Read More
Beware the adviser offering fundraising help to your start-up

Beware the adviser offering fundraising help to your start-up

Starting your own company is all the rage and that's to be celebrated, but here's a stern warning to all those pursuing this dream - there's a certain type of individual you ... Read More
Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: 'zig when others zag' and more tips

Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: ‘zig when others zag’ and more tips

When it comes to building businesses, coming up with an idea is only half the battle. It is, however, a necessary key ingredient. Creativity is essential to entrepreneurship – so ... Read More
Interview-as-a-service

Interview-as-a-service

When it comes to highly specialist technical roles, it can be hard for non-technical founders to assess and validate candidates’ technical credentials. You have the brilliant idea, but you don’t ... Read More
Steve Baxter saved his first start-up $700k by networking interstate

Steve Baxter saved his first start-up $700k by networking interstate

Networking is essential to help you and your business grow. It is not a process whereby you give up or try to get somebody else to give up their crown ... Read More
collaboration

Why collaboration holds the key to progress

The quickening pace of change has been a defining feature of the past ten years. As it stands there is no end to this tumultuous journey, with competing disruptive pressures ... Read More