Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The ripple effect the tech sector layoffs could have on the industry

I think the layoffs are a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. Most of those that have done the big layoffs are companies that have experienced phenomenal growth during COVID-19, which led to an increase in the demand for online services. Now, a confluence of number of factors is behind the situation, which includes over hiring during the pandemic, a decline in demand post-COVID, rising inflation and interest rates, and an uncertain economic landscape.

Information Services Group Australia gets Great Place to Work Certification

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Information Services Group (ISG), a tech research and advisory, announced its Aussie branch has earned “Great Place to Work Certification™” by the Great Place to Work® Institute. ISG Australia was re-certified in December based on an employee survey about workplace culture, credibility, camaraderie and pride, conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Australian businesses are expecting their teams to do more with less

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Smartsheet, the global enterprise platform for modern work management, released its inaugural annual Future of Work Management Report which surveyed thousands of Australian employees about project and process management at their workplaces. According to its findings, the majority of project management teams in Australia are feeling rising pressure to do more but within tight deadlines and without the support of dedicated resources. 

Smartsheet’s report uncovers new truths about project management

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Smartsheet, the enterprise platform for modern work management, released its inaugural annual Future of Work Management Report. The organisation surveyed thousands of Australian employees about project and process management at their workplaces. The report found that over 4 in 5 Aussies (83%) say projects at their firm are sometimes, often or always managed by people who do not have a formal project management title or role, which has created “citizen project managers'' who are stepping up to fill the gap.

Fiverr announces new categories as searches for AI-related services surge

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Fiverr International Ltd., the company that is revolutionizing how the world works together, introduced new AI categories and skills to its catalog. This decision was made to meet the demand from artists and programmers who have embraced new AI tools, like Midjourney, ChatGPT and Dall-E and businesses who are looking at how they can leverage this new tech.

Start Beyond’s Oncio platform set to revolutionise workplace training

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Australia’s virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality studio Start Beyond launched their mixed reality platform Oncio, which is set to transform training programs across several industries. From cutting costs and reducing training time to improving knowledge retention and increasing speed to proficiency, Oncio enables businesses to build immersive learning experiences via augmented and virtual reality, revolutionise their e-learning programs, transform their learning and development processes and start building the future of learning. 

UniSuper selects Oracle’s solution to enhance its employee experience

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UniSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to uplift its HR function and support its commitment to delivering efficiency in operations for its employees and in turn over half-a-million members. Implementing Oracle Cloud HCM has enabled UniSuper to consolidate five different Human Resource applications into one and empower its workforce of more than 900 employees with a more holistic and enhanced HR experience. UniSuper, like many other Australian financial services providers, has been facing the challenges of a growing skills and workforce shortage, and increased competition for talent within the superannuation industry.

Go1 acquires Anders Pink to provide the best content curation capability

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Go1, the world’s learning and development content expert, has announced it has acquired Anders Pink, an award-winning content curation provider. The acquisition accelerates Go1’s ability to directly support the needs of learners by providing intelligent, automated recommendations for learning content. As organisations increasingly seek to help employees close their skills gaps, there has been a massive proliferation in digital learning content.

Deel simplifies global human resource functions with new full-stack platform

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Deel, the global HR company, has announced the launch of Deel HR, US Payroll, and Deel Engage, making it possible, for the first time, to hire, manage, and pay global teams compliantly on one platform. This news comes as Deel hits $295 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) at a $12 billion valuation – up from just $57 million ARR a year ago. Work’s gone global, but until now, no HR platform has handled everything for everyone, anywhere.

Australian business leaders are still not prioritising skill development

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Project Management Institute(PMI), the world’s leading professional organisation for the project management profession, recently published the 14th edition of its annual highly anticipated Pulse of the Profession® report. This premier annual global survey of project professionals seeks to understand all the major trends in the project management profession, with this year’s report examining the correlation between power skills and project success.