Driftwood Group

Recruitment in the World of Atlassian

Started by two uni guys with a $10k credit card limit in 2002. With a dream to earn more than PwC could offer as a salary, Little bit of help along the way…and a lot of fun! Over 50,000 customers and counting, with many millions more users; A 2015 valuation

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Sticky Inspiration

Sticky Inspiration you say? “Our goal is to change the world with a Sharpie & Post-it Notes.” That’s the mission of this collaboration of artist Reggie Black and ex-Napster specialist Stephanie Norton. When I heard about them and their idea it got me thinking…. The humble Post-it Note was created

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Hands UP! Now, Step Away from the Keyboard…

This week I received an email from a disgruntled candidate. When I say disgruntled, I mean ANGRY! And when I say candidate, I mean someone else’s candidate – I’d never communicated in any way with this person. This person had decided to get in touch regarding a role we were

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Age Before Beauty

There’s Bernie Ecclestone, on his RedBull-enhanced Zimmer frame. He’s 84 this year, and wilier than ever. Some say Formula 1 is a dinosaur, but not if you ask Bernie. (He’s worth quite a LOT, by the way). Then there’s Warren Buffett – the Sage of Omaha – and essentially a

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All Out For 60…!

Thanks, Sydney Morning Herald, for that photo! Did that just happen? Did the Australian Cricket Team just get all out for 60, and in only 111 deliveries…? They’d have stayed in longer if they just left the ball completely – only 8 of them were on wicket! @rameshsrivats captured the

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The Australian Ireland Fund – Xmas in July

Driftwood Group was delighted to sponsor the Christmas in July event for the Ireland Fund on the 23rd. It was a great night for a variety of charitable causes in both Ireland and Australia. We were greeted with mulled wine, live music and a beautiful venue at the Republic Bar.

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Once in a Blue Moon

In most calendar years, our little blue planet’s denizens get to look up into the night sky and see a beautiful full moon 12 times – that is, once a month. However, the lunar month doesn’t quite match up to our rigid structure of calendar months. We humans like to

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Musings On Moving

I moved house last week. T-O-T-A-L nightmare! Live in house Decide to move to new house Buy boxes & pack stuff in them Move boxes Unpack boxes Recycle boxes Live in house…   And what’s more, I’ve moved house quite a lot in my time. I reckon either I must

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What’s All This About ‘Cloud?’

I’m not that old. At least, I don’t think of myself as old. But I learnt to type on a lever Typewriter! Remember the Margin Release key? The machine I had was said to be portable, but that was only because you had a car boot handy to put it

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6.25 Seconds Per Resume…!?

Earlier this week a candidate asked me how long I spend looking at an applicant’s resume. This launched me into my most polished rant about how there is a general conception that recruiters spend almost no time at all actually READING the resume you send them. Apparently we all just

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