Hiring Strategies for Startups

After hundreds of hours of sweat equity that you have poured into your startup over the past 14 months your mobile rings with the most exciting news. A local angel investor that you have been building a relationship with over the past 4 months is going to lead your first funding round with a $200 … Read more

Employee Engagement: Winning in the Workplace

Employee Engagement

Doug Conant, a successful American businessman and former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company believed, “To win in the marketplace, you must win in the workplace.” Put simply, this means that employees are excited to come to work each day and are engaged and motivated to accomplish their tasks. When employees are engaged in a … Read more

Does Hiring for Culture Fit Stifle Diversity?

Picture this scenario: You are the Operations Manager of a Series A funded startup that has been operational for just over a year. The majority of the 12 employees are millennials with an average age of 27. While there is no clearly defined organisational culture, what has developed naturally is an environment with a casual … Read more

The Key Benefits to Building an Exclusive Partnership with a Recruitment Agency.

Many businesses choose to opt to work in exclusive partnerships, for example this could look like an external agency partnership or a brand collaboration, and can play to a business’ advantage! I want to delve in to the benefits of an exclusive recruitment partnership a little further: Reduced cost Better hires Talent pipelining   Time … Read more

Is Grit the New Black of Your 21st Century Career?

In 2013, the Angela Duckworth’s TED talk “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” proposed that grit was the one characteristic as a significant predictor of success. Since then, Duckworth has suggested that grit is not the only determinant, but it does has a significant impact on success. There’s no denying that grit is a … Read more

Q&A on Leadership and Talent Development in the Advertising industry, with leading Organisational Psychologist, Debbie Sandy

The fast-paced and evolving nature of the Advertising and Media industry often means that many young leaders are stepping up into leadership roles quite quickly, with little training or coaching in team management. At Mint Talent, we work with a fantastic Talent and Leadership Development specialist and qualified Organisational Psychologist, Debbie Sandy, with 17 years … Read more

Diversity provides the best environment for your talent

There is a lot of conversation happening around ‘Diversity’, whether that is diversity in society, an example being the recent campaign around Marriage Equality in Australia, or whether that is diversity in the workplace. So what is Diversity? Diversity is typically described as the state of being different, which in the workplace refers to the … Read more

8 interview questions you never knew you needed

An interview should never just be about answering questions. It’s about asking the right questions. With that in mind, here are 8 useful questions you should ask to ensure you’re maximising your chances of success: 1. What were the key accomplishments that the previous person had in this role? This question helps give you markers … Read more

MINDFULNESS in the workplace

Stress is highly prevalent in Australia and around the world, particularly within the workplace. The Stress and Wellbeing in Australia survey 2014 found that 2 in 5 (44%) of working people in Australia identified their workplace as a significant source of stress in their life. This workplace stress was also linked to complicated health outcomes … Read more