Online talent marketplace OneShift, founded by Gen George, has announced its acquisition by Perth-based recruitment company Programmed.
It is fair to say that 2016 has been the biggest year yet for the Australian startup community – but there is a lot to come in 2017.
More than a year on, the group has grown to over 24,000 members scattered around the world, with women living everywhere from London to Cambodia.
Sydney-based recruitment startup Skilld has today launched its platform to address the high demand of skills in the hospitality industry. Founder of Skilld Gen George, together with the minister for skills and small business John Barilaro will open up the new match-making service to SMEs and skilled workers.
There is no doubt that there are numerous obstacles facing women in tech and the wider business sphere, but the champagne breakfast events held by Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine in Sydney and Melbourne for International Women’s Day were a celebration of what the group’s members have achieved despite the barriers.
Startup Daily has partnered with General Assembly to host a guided panel discussion on what it takes to launch, scale and take a local startup to the global stage.
Showpo’s Jane Lu and OneShift’s Gen George are a part of and love many of those groups, but decided to launch one that was more their style late last year. Going strong since October, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMB) is exactly what it says on the lid: a community of current and aspiring female entrepreneurs who celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate over setbacks, and share tips and advice on how to grow – preferably over a glass of wine.
OneShiftJobs has become one of Australia’s most innovative recruitment platforms since its launch on a barebones Wordpress site in 2012. The last few years have seen the startup raise $5 million, make an acquisition, and expand from its focus on the hospitality and retail sector to the corporate sector, but now it’s going back to its original mission with the launch of Skilld, a new platform that looks to connect small businesses in the hospitality and retail space with local talent.
A survey conducted by Australian online jobs site OneShift has revealed that 49% of Australian University graduates feel that they are underprepared for the workforce whilst 80% think that work experience is more valuable than a degree. These graduates are not wrong.