Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently sourcing contract workers from online job platforms. The most common concerns of using online platforms: no guarantee of the standard of work (41%), a lack of alignment/understanding of the company (38%) and… Continue reading Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

SMEs engaging freelancers to cut expenses

Australia’s SMEs are increasingly turning to short-term freelancers in a bid to reduce their overheads, according to MYOB. As part of its SME Snapshot for November, the cloud accounting provider surveyed 395 SMEs about the freelancing economy. Of the SMEs that had used a freelancer in the last six months, a majority (89%) indicated they… Continue reading SMEs engaging freelancers to cut expenses

While the tech giants are eating one another, startups have a chance to change the rules

The world’s once-disruptive tech giants have become increasingly preoccupied with cannibalising one other, leaving themselves vulnerable to disruption by nimble Aussie startups with global ambitions, according to Cheryl Mack, the head of StartCon, which returns to Sydney this December. The tech startup conference and expo will run from 1 to 2 December at Royal Randwick… Continue reading While the tech giants are eating one another, startups have a chance to change the rules

Should you engage contractors or hire staff? Do your due diligence or put yourself at risk

The question many business owners face is whether to use contractors and freelance workers or to hire staff. There are obviously a number of factors to weigh up before making a decision either way, but with the rise of the sharing economy, businesses are presented with a wide range of employment options, no matter what… Continue reading Should you engage contractors or hire staff? Do your due diligence or put yourself at risk

Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

It is an exciting time in Australia to be doing business! We are in a growth phase, driven by ambitious business leaders and demand from consumers craving innovation and new services. SMBs and start-ups remain the innovation engine of Australia’s economy. They don’t have the same budgets as their giant counterparts but SMBs are achieving… Continue reading Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

Hub Australia’s CEO on the next evolution of his business and the co-working movement

When co-working space provider Hub Australia launches its second Sydney site, early next year, its national footprint will have nearly doubled. Founder and CEO Brad Krauskopf spoke to Dynamic Business about his vision for Hub Hyde Park, a 4200 square metre space at 223 Liverpool Street. He also discussed his future plans for Hub Australia… Continue reading Hub Australia’s CEO on the next evolution of his business and the co-working movement

Five reasons to tap into the freelance economy

Whether you call it the ‘sharing’, ‘gig’, ‘freelance’ or ‘on demand’ economy, the way we work and hire has changed significantly in the past few years. Now, 30% of Australians are undertaking some form of flexible freelance work.  Over in the US, around 35% of the workforce is now considered ‘contingent’, with that number estimated… Continue reading Five reasons to tap into the freelance economy

Three strategies for recruiting and retaining the best talent in the digital technology age

Australian businesses are facing an uphill battle when it comes to recruitment and retaining the best talent. A recent Robert Half report revealed a key challenge, with the majority (57%) of HR managers missing out on qualified candidates because of lengthy hiring processes. While recruiting the right talent is difficult, retaining talent is the next battle.… Continue reading Three strategies for recruiting and retaining the best talent in the digital technology age