Our guest host, Georgia, caught up with Pearly Yee who works in Product at Brainmates. Below we share some highlights from this fascinating discussion.
Are you are getting ready to start a new business? Whether you’re just getting started or well on your way, it’s important to think about the people you’ll be hiring. High-quality employees are extremely important for a start-up. And will have a direct impact on how well your company performs in those early stages. In addition, when you are starting a company, you are developing your company culture and identity as you go. Having the right people on board is not just a good idea; it is essential.
When hiring developers and engineers, one of the mistakes a number of companies make is only looking at the ‘hard skills’ that the potential candidate is bringing to the table. While it’s true that those skills are extremely important, it is essential not to forget the soft skills that are needed to truly thrive in this environment. The following are some of the most important skills to have. Ensuring that your potential hires have these skills, as well as their hard skills, helps to guarantee a better overall employee fit.
On a recent episode of The Product Edge, Jade caught up with Nick Coster, Co-Founder of Brainmates to discuss Adaptive Product Skills. Below we share some highlights from this fascinating discussion.
A few months ago, Jade discussed Design Thinking on The Product Edge with Lital Sharman, a design leader, strategist and storyteller who is currently Head of Experience Design at PageUp. Here’s a snippet of what they discussed during this episode about Design Thinking for Product Managers.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Jade Bennett caught up with Adrienne Tan, Co-founder and CEO of Brainmates on her podcast for product folk. Many in our network would know Adrienne is an absolute Product superstar, arguably there is no better person to be joining the conversation on the future of product management with. Here’s some of what she had to say during this episode about the future of Product…
Just like many professions, companies looking to hire Product professionals often seek to hire people with prior experience. Of course, from a jobseeker’s perspective, one can argue that it’s hard to get prior experience without first getting hired. Landing a job in Product Management can be a bit like a chicken or egg situation, and how can someone seeking a career in Product Management actually break in? First, let’s talk about what a Product Manager actually does.
By Jade Bennett. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) has been on the agenda of business leaders for some time now, but the tragic events of 2020 have propelled DE&I into the spotlight faster than anyone could have imagined.
By Georgia Hart. Technology has made the world such a small place. If COVID has taught us anything in tech, it’s that work CAN be done from anywhere in the world – as long as you have the right tech tools for the job. But with so many options to choose from, where to start?!
By Georgia Hart. Starting a new job only to realise soon after that it was a wrong decision can be a deflating and sometimes humiliating experience. Many times I’ve spoken with IT professionals who have left a job they’ve just started, often with similar reasons.