Leighton Wainohu and Zeke Bennett never expected their weekend side hustle would turn into Sydney’s premier gardening services, Maintain Me. More than a decade ago, Leighton was working for a Big Four bank during the week and mowing lawns “just to make some extra money” on the weekends. Until one day, he’d had enough. “I hadn’t… Read more »
With more and more job hunters researching potential employers before applying for a role, a new study by Indeed has found 69 per cent of job seekers believe it is hard to know what a job will actually be like at a small to medium-sized business. The study follows on the heels of recent research… Read more »
A range of organisations and initiatives have sought to tackle unconscious bias – or straight out bias – in recruitment over the last few years. The Victorian Government, for example, last year launched a pilot program called Recruit Smarter to trial different approaches, such as blind CVs, to address the issue. Approaching the problem with artificial intelligence… Read more »
Managing difficult staff is one of the biggest challenges you will face as an employer. They can disrupt the working environment which is detrimental to your business. Poor workplace culture guarantees a poorly performing business in the long run. As the business owner, it is your responsibility to produce the right culture and constantly address, refine and… Read more »
We know that David Koch is a finance and small business guru but in an alternate universe … what small business would he open next? To help celebrate 10 years in small business for Kochie’s Business Builders we took a look through the archives and came up with some great alternative jobs for David. Hit… Read more »
Manoeuvring the difference between a boss and a leader when you are in a small team can be challenging. You still want to be friendly with them but still need them to be protective and respect you as their ‘boss’. Many ineffective bosses are one step away from being a bully. Often they are completely… Read more »
In today’s competitive environment, businesses vie for talent in almost the same way they do for customers. It’s a fast-paced world, where you will be competing against other businesses to get the best of the best. You know your customers intrinsically, so if you want to hire top talent, you should treat potential candidates the… Read more »
Business confidence rose by nine points this quarter, to now sit at the highest level in more than five years among Australia’s small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The latest Australia’s Digital Pulse reinforces the much-publicised fact that a major skills shift is underway in our economy.