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.
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…
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 Jade Bennett. We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented moment in time with the escalating impact that COVID-19 is having across the world. Our Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called this a “once in a hundred-year event”.
By Jade Bennett. The rise of the gig economy has been well documented, with over 7.4% of Victorian contractors using over 100 digital platforms to find work. This includes contractor jobs ranging from content creation, UX design and software engineering. With an increasing number of jobseekers opting for greater flexibility, variety of work and career pivots, we offer our tips on how to leverage your opportunities as a contractor in tech.
I recently attended a Product Anonymous networking event hosted by A Cloud Guru: The Life and Times of an Entrepreneur, featuring special guest speakers, Grant Hatamosa from Zen Ecosystems, Shannon Gilleland from Form-I-Baby and Carl Rigoni from SixSix.