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3 steps to improve diversity and inclusion and solve Australia’s tech talent shortage

D&I has long been proven to give companies a social and economic competitive advantage, but our Shaking the Status Quota report shows that a lack of D&I in Aussie workplaces is alienating stellar talent, and making existing employees feel unwelcome and undervalued.

Starting up is the easy part – here are the 3 key things to...

The difficulty lies in scaling. As an entrepreneur, it wasn’t starting up that I found difficult, but making the right calls that would allow my business to grow without losing the fundamental nature of what I wanted it to be.

The salsa of success: 3 top tips for building a thriving business in the...

For 12 years, I ran a dance school. I discovered that while loving what I do goes a long way, it’s not enough to build a successful business.

Aussie tech entrepreneurs dominate top 5 at the 2016 APAC Talent Unleashed awards

At an awards event in Melbourne, Richard Earl, Executive Chairman and Founder of Talent, announced the APAC regional winners for the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, naming the most talented and disruptive entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Region and demonstrating the strength and diversity of the APAC technology sector.

Steve Wozniak is coming to present these tech awards in Sydney and Sir Richard...

IT recruitment company Talent has launched the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, announcing Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson as some of the judges

Meet Talent, the back-to-back award-winning company that has been shaking things up in recruitment...

Leading recruitment firm Talent won Recruitment Agency of the Year in Australia and New Zealand at the 2015 SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards and turned 20

Don’t get blinded by the stars: Why great talent is not always the answer

The ‘secret’ of high performance is not talent, it’s ‘fit’. If there is no fit it doesn’t matter how talented we are, we will never realise our potential.

What’s the difference between being an entrepreneur and being insane? Steve Jobs knew [VIDEO]

In this video, Steve Jobs explains the one thing that sets apart entrepreneurs from the insane. And, as we're amongst friends here - it's a...

What is the single most powerful advantage to give your business?

I recently read a report by PwC that said that one in four CEOs are unable to pursue a market opportunity, or have to...

Freelance jobs, and freelancers, soaring in Australia

Freelancers and freelance jobs are soaring in Australia, according to the American freelance jobs site Elance. This will hardly come as a surprise to anybody. After all, the recent phenomenon is driven by two seemingly inexorable forces – individuals seeking freedom and flexibility in their jobs, and businesses seeking much the same, besides the opportunity to tap a larger talent pool.

Autistic savant draws Manhattan panorama from memory after one helicopter ride

Wiltshire was at it again this week when US television network CBS sponsored him to draw an 18 foot panorama of New York from memory after taking a 20-minute helicopter ride over the city. The whole process was documented in television segments and on a dedicated website that includes articles, photos, video footage and even a live ustream video feed.

You know those Idol auditions where people make fools of themselves on national television?...

We laugh at the people in Australian Idol auditions who are completely oblivious to that fact that they can't sing. But hang on... These people pop-up in business all the time. You might even have had an 'Idol moment' yourself when you were younger.

Getting talent on board

Attracting and retaining talented employees is vital to the success of any business. A bus depot provides an unusual yet powerful analogy of what businesses can be doing to increase talent attraction and retention of top performers.

Talent = 10,000 Hours + Luck

In a world obsessed with talent, could it be that there is actually no such thing - luck and lots of hard work?

Talent mapping saves time and money

What if there was a way to ensure the right candidate was waiting in the wings when an employment vacancy arose in your business?...

Being the MVP

Footballers (or any sports people) have good form and bad form. Some are heroes and play to their optimum every single game. Some are inconsistent but sometimes brilliant. And others just fill the numbers. As entrepreneurs, we should aim to be like the footballer... not just a footballer in the league, but the Most Valuable Player - the MVP.

The power of people management

It’s impossible to build a good company without knowing how to attract and secure top talent. But knowing how to keep them.... now there’s...
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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.



New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...