Meaning, not muffins: How to motivate millennials

“Lazy, entitled, with an inflated sense of self.” Yep, it’s another episode of millennial-bashing. The “kids these days’” complaint that’s more popular than smashed avocado. Just this week, Natalie Brennan, the general manager of Muffin Break sparked controversy with comments about millennials. She labelled them “entitled” and said they don’t have the same work ethic […]

What does Diversity and Inclusivity really mean?

Simon Yeung   As a recruiter, my role is to connect people with organisations and jobs. I have a front row seat when it comes to knowing what companies want when bringing people into their organisations, and what candidates want when choosing an employer. Most organisations see the value in having a diverse workforce and […]

Job searching in the New Year?  Here’s what you need to know.

It’s the New Year, we’ve made it past the festive season and all it entails with presents, family, food, drinks and merriment. The end of the year and the beginning of a new one can be a time to reflect on how far we’ve come over the past 12 months. It may also have many […]

Demand for RegTech skills soars following Royal Commission

The rise of “Regtech” and the need to respond to recent findings is driving high demand for fintech and compliance skills, following fallout from the Banking Royal Commission. According to Talent’s 2019 Salary Guide, increasingly risk-conscious financial services institutions are actively seeking candidates with compliance experience. “With the Royal Commission’s findings now published, all of […]

California Dreamin’

I was delighted to host 35 of our key global executives in San Francisco recently, to do some dreaming about the future – for ourselves at Talent and for the industry in general. With many companies posting great results, there may be a tendency to think the future looks rosy for the recruitment sector. In […]

What are your resolutions for the new financial year as a contractor?

At the beginning of each year, many of us diligently make resolutions hoping to feel happier and more fulfilled in the year ahead. But 1 January isn’t the only day for resolution-making in a contractor’s diary. On 1 July, the new financial year begins, providing the perfect opportunity to identify ways you can be happier […]

Diversity driving profitability and innovation

workplace diversity

In the last decade of technological innovation, almost all the most successful entrepreneurs are white males aged 25 to 45 (think Elon Musk, Evan Spiegel and Mark Zuckerberg). The fact that they’re white males aged 25 to 45 does not diminish their achievements. But it does highlight the lack of gender, ethnic and racial diversity […]

Earn 20,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points*

Earn 20,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points when you sign a contract with Talent. Talent is offering 20,000 Velocity Points to contractors who sign a new agreement before 31 July 2018* Velocity Points can be redeemed on flights, holidays and a range of other home, lifestyle, leisure and entertainment rewards from brands such as Bose, Sodastream, […]

Tech in sport: the best is yet to come

The Commonwealth Games has kicked off on the Gold Coast and it’s a great example of collaboration between technology and sport. The last time the Games was held in Australia (Melbourne, 2006), there was no WiFi. Facebook was in its formative years and Twitter had just launched. The 2018 Games has a private, high-speed network […]