Trent Innes was recently named Managing Director of the Year at the Australian Executive of the Year Awards. His company, Xero’s yearly growth rate — over 40 per cent in both revenue and customers — has shot the brand into the ranks of Australia’s largest listed tech companies. So what are the important lessons Trent… Read more »
How often do you hire staff who just don’t seem to measure up and then you end up having to work twice as hard? The good news is that’s easy to change. Years ago when I created my business from the ground up, I did so with a firm belief that I was the only person that could… Read more »
No one knows the value of good staff more than Lucy Cook and Phil Mazey, founders of Queensland’s Amaze Early Education Centre. When they lost all of their staff (twice in quick succession), they realised something had to change. This small business began with one centre in 2008 and has now expanded to eight centres… 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 »
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