After completing a Bachelor of Business Systems at Monash University, Ruslan had, by the age of 23, worked at the IT departments of Bosch, GE and Telstra, and been a management consultant at Accenture. He started Kogan in his parents’ garage with zero external funding or capital, and has gone on to build a multi-million dollar (and growing) online business, manufacturing and selling consumer and household technology.
One of the major problems circulating around the recruitment process of most organisations around the globe is the ability to recruit quality people, get the best out of them and keep them interested for the long haul.
Things aren’t the way they used to be. These days you have very few employees who stay at their organisation for longer periods of time, mainly due to job dissatisfaction. Everything is changing constantly and rapidly except one thing – what people want. Something that hasn’t changed in 50 years!
If employers tune in and really take the time to understand what employees really want from their organisation, and meet this need, their chances of hiring and keeping the best will greatly improve. This in turn will assist in reducing their recruitment and training cost.
In 2004, Sharon Pearson founded The Coaching Institute. Since a first student intake of just 9 students, The Coaching Institute has gone on to train over 1600 students, as well as deliver Coaching for Managers training for organisations throughout the world.
In just seven years The Coaching Institute has become the leading provider of coach training in Australia, offering the only Diploma of Life Coaching that is nationally accredited to include NLP Practitioner Certification and How To Run a Successful Workshop. The Coaching Institute is Australia’s leading coaching business and the most accredited coaching school in Australasia.
Dick Smith left school at the age of 15 and got a job in a factory. He soon realised that the only way he was going to do well was to own his own business. One day the company he was working for (West Way Electronics), which made two-way radios, decided it was no longer going to service Manly Cabs.
At that stage Dick, 24 years of age, saw his opportunity, and with $600 of his own money and $10 from his fiancée he set up a business fixing the two-way radios for Manly Cabs. After a while Dick realised that there was not enough money in it, so he started to sell car radios as well.
Rod Young is the founder and Executive Director of DC Strategy, a company which has helped brands such as Australia Post, Aussie Home Loans, Gloria Jeans, OPSM, 7 Eleven, Telstra, ANZ etc.
He is recognised as one of the world’s leading franchise and channel strategy experts with over 30 years experience establishing and developing successful networks and brands in Australia, Europe, China, South East Asia, India and the United States.
Justin Beeton bought his first share at age 14. That initial venture sparked a lifelong interest in the share market and investing which has grown into a consuming passion. Indeed, at the age of 21 Justin became Australia’s youngest stockbroker. His passion, intelligence, results, and integrity were recognised by Australia’s largest investment bank where he became their youngest investment manager at just 22.
In 2004, Justin established his own company, JB Global. In six years, JB Global has grown to have over 3,000 clients, $550 million in funds under management and has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. We interviewed Justin to discover the ingredients necessary to have a unique edge within the market place and what it takes to succeed in business.