Carsales CIO Jason Blackman said the Melbourne company has sought to maintain the startup ethos it set out with upon launch in 1997.
I recently attended an event encouraging women to get involved in the startup ecosystem at the new Sydney Startup Hub. While I applaud the aim of the event, I left with my blood boiling.
SnackProud looks to help companies do their part to ensure their employees are snacking healthily by providing snack boxes packed full of snacks that deliver the energy hit without the nutritional hit.
Looking to take its company culture to the next level as it scales up is Airtasker, which recently appointed Mahesh Muralidhar as its new Head of People Operations.
Many companies struggle with innovation; a typical strategy for a large corporate that wants to be more innovative is to engage a corporate accelerator for its employees.
They’re our biggest trade customer and have a market economy worth more than AU$10 trillion, but China is no longer just interested in our trade. They’re interested in our startups.
Slack’s first HR hire, Marissa Senzaki was earlier this year chosen to be part of the landing team for the company’s new Melbourne office, where she now works as the senior corporate recruiter for the APAC region.
Wellington’s Te Papa museum has this week opened the doors of its new innovation hub, Mahuki, to 10 startups looking to improve the way the museum functions and enhance visitor experiences through new technologies.
“While culture may seem an ambiguous and fuzzy concept, strong cultures are the best way for leaders to manage their companies throughout their evolution … CEOs can’t be in every room opining on each choice, but they can influence how each decision in those rooms is made,” writes Tomasz Tunguz. [Source: Tomasz Tunguz Blog]
A culture should not being used as a shiny sales or marketing strategy, but as a fundamental new way of conducting business on a daily basis. A culture should be designed to both actively engage employees around the world and create shareholder value.
I would go as far as saying that many people within our community, both newbies and stalwarts hop on board the contradiction train quite often when it comes to topics like education, employees and the whole ‘living the dream’ notion.