She can code
Traditional experience-based hiring techniques have become barriers rather than enablers in recruiting the right talent. Kady Marriott advocates for a shift to a skills-based approach, emphasising demonstrable abilities and potential.
We are Tech Women
With demand for digital skills surpassing supply and driving up wages, conventional experience-based recruitment methods are no longer fit for purpose. WYWM Associate Partner Kady Marriott offers a fresh perspective on hiring and workforce management.
62% of organisations still rely solely on reference checks, CVs and cover letters to screen candidates. With digital skills in high demand, James McLaughlin argues it’s time to re-write the rulebook on recruitment, starting with a skills-first approach.
For AI to serve all of humanity, it must have input from all of humanity. EmPOWERED magazine unpacks the critical importance of expanding female representation in growing and emerging tech, and the key ideas contributing to change in the sector.
The Times profiled several start-ups who are driving innovative programs to help UK veterans secure careers after service. From stripping away the CV to providing free tech training, these businesses are changing the employment landscape for veteran talent.
The likes of ChatGPT and other generative AI is changing the workplace more rapidly than anyone could have imagined. Paul Wahltuch lends his expertise to The Age to explore the necessity for a degree in the new digital era.
The Buzz About STEM
Patrick Kidd, CEO of Future Skills Organisation and WYWM Social Impact Lead, Cia Kouparitsas joined The Buzz About STEM podcast to share why school leavers should be focusing on developing digital skills in order to thrive in the modern workplace.
Defence company Leonardo has partnered with WithYouWithMe to offer a new recruitment service to better match individuals to high-demand tech roles.
The CMO Show
Cia Kouparitsas chats with The CMO Show host Mark Jones about how WithYouWithMe is pioneering the skills-based employment sector to create a more equitable world.
The Financial Times investigates the UK's cyber security shortage and explores how WithYouWithMe is delivering an innovative solution to the challenge with Leonardo.
The shortfall in tech workers is a cause for concern and part of a solution might be to start identifying students with particular aptitudes in the very wide and varied tech field during high school using WithYouWithMe's assessment suite.
James Mclaughlin says an individual's technical skills and competencies can trump a traditional degree – but some employers are still including ‘prohibitive’ qualification requirements in their job adverts.
Cyber Security Canada NFP and WYWM have announced a new partnership to help organisations across Canada fortify their data and IT systems and gain CyberSecure certification.
Joining as Chair of the Board is Drew Kelton, a global business leader and professional board director with 40 years' experience in ICT and telecommunications. Experienced strategic advisors Kemp Battle and David Gray are both joining as Non-Executive Directors.
Head of UK Operations, Ed Plunkett shares the story behind his transition into tech and why he believes the potential over experience model is the way forward for organisations in the UK.
WithYouWithMe CEO Tom Larter joins Raconteur to unpack the role of skills-led hiring and rapid training programs in the future of work, alongside AI and automation.
As the CFO for social impact start-up WithYouWithMe, Mark is leveraging his financial expertise to help tackle the digital skills crisis across Australia, the UK, US and Canada. Discover why he took a leap of faith and opted for a career balancing profit with purpose.
Go behind-the-scenes of a leader's daily routine with Ed Plunkett, Head of UK Operations at social impact start-up WithYouWithMe. Ed shares insight into managing meetings across time zones, the necessity for breaks and valuable advice for prioritising effectiveness.
As WithYouWithMe sets its sights on ambitious plans across the UK, a new VP, James McLaughlin, has been appointed. McLaughlin will be responsible for heading up the UK operation and delivering on strategic objectives for growth and business development.
The today show
WithYouWithMe Social Impact Lead, Alicia Kouparitsas unpacks the new tech apprenticeship model being piloted in Australian schools to help students enter the fast-paced tech sector straight out of high school.
More than 700,000 US students who take the GED® each year will soon have access to powerful learning insights, thanks to a new initiative aimed at improving student outcomes.
Senior students will be able to leave high school prepped and qualified for jobs in the tech and digital sectors under a new program being trialled in five Sydney schools.
WithYouWithMe and the Digital Skills Organisation are leading a ground-breaking NSW education program that will see high schoolers upskilled for in-demand tech careers to ease Australia’s digital skills crisis.
The finalists for the sixth annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, the UK Armed Forces community’s biggest awards ceremony, were today revealed from a record-breaking number of nominations.
Mark Fortugno, WithYouWithMe CFO joined the Australian Defence Magazine podcast to discuss how SMEs can collaborate with Primes for Defence contracts to improve acquisition cycles and foster innovation.
IT World Canada
WYWM Senior Vice President of Strategic Pursuits, Caleb Walker joined IT World Canada to discuss how new technologies can enable the Canadian Government to upskill their workforce and deliver on the country’s ‘Digital Ambition’.
Australian global tech SME, WithYouWithMe (WYWM), has announced the appointment of its new CEO, Tom Larter, to replace founding CEO Tom Moore who is stepping back from daily operations after seven years at the helm.
In order to effectively address the skills shortage, you first need to understand exactly where your gaps exist. That’s where skills mapping comes in.
WYWM Senior Vice President of Product, Paul Wahltuch joined Business Connect to discuss how Grow Potential is enabling employers to prepare their workforce for the future by tailoring career pathways for employees.
The Mandarin unpacks Sally Walker's rallying cry to organisations to exploit the benefits of hiring diverse talent into IT roles during her keynote address at the Australian Cyber Conference.
Prior to her keynote address at the Australian Cyber Conference, Sally Walker, former Director of Cyber Ops at GCHQ joined ABC local radio to discuss the need for countries to build a diverse cyber workforce spanning defence, intelligence, industry and academia.
Australia must establish a national cyber force, beyond the army, navy and air force, and mobilise new civilian workforces to combat rising global threats and strengthen cyber defences.
Upon their return to civilian life, many veterans struggle to find meaningful employment. Sally Walker says businesses are missing a big opportunity to capitalise on their transferable skills and life experiences.
Former British intelligence director Sally Walker shares the story behind her rapid rise in GCHQ, the difficult decision to leave, and what she's learnt about creating a meaningful career.
Indie Fernando never considered a career in technology while growing up, yet less than two years after finishing high school, she is working full time in a tech role at Macquarie Bank.
Under-represented groups, including women, neurodivergent individuals and veterans, are at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for jobs due to poor candidate screening, report finds.
the mentor with Mark
"We have figured out what someone's underpinning abilities are to do a job really well, and we can predict that at age 16."
"The challenge is helping the recruitment teams understand that skills based hiring is the only way you'll get out of the skills crisis rather than relying on experience as is so often the case today."
92% of C-Suite leaders say without the right talent they will fail to meet their goals. Discover the innovative tech companies reinventing the hiring process for today’s global business environment.
The UK needs to modernise the way it recruits, upskills and retains its workforce, which means disrupting traditional approaches and seeking out under-utilised talent pools, including youth.
Untangling diversity and inclusion and ensuring both concepts are prioritised is crucial for organisations seeking greater employee satisfaction and loyalty.
The information age
The UK expansion aims to provide £27m in free digital skills training to under-represented and marginalised groups, including neurodivergent individuals, military veterans and refugees.
Understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces is increasing. It’s an encouraging shift in the right direction but there’s still work to be done.
The business leader
WYWM Co-founder Tom Moore shares the background behind the revolutionary talent incubator. "67% of veterans have the aptitude strengths to be a software developer, and a great one."
the caring economy
"The model that is used to highlight why you should hire someone is based on experience and education, and because that model doesn't produce enough candidates, we then hire people we know."
the National Tribune
Learn how an Australian, veteran-founded start-up is reinventing the global online jobs market to champion veterans and neurodivergent applicants.
Sydney Morning Herald
While tight labour markets are already encouraging businesses to look at untapped talent pools, when it comes to the employment of neurodiverse individuals, Australia has a lot of room for improvement.
Tom Moore, Co-founder of WYWM, said: "Our company was founded on the principle of doing the right thing for those who have served their country. It is only right that we now protect those who protected us as they transition into new careers.
Gov Tech Review
A new initiative will allow Australian citizens with digital skills to volunteer their help to government agencies during a disaster – and be paid for their contribution.
WYWM selected the UK as the home of its Northern Hemisphere headquarters, bringing with it more than £27M in free digital skills training.
Young people already have the tech skills needed to step into a range of high-paying, in-demand roles without the need for prior experience or a university degree.
The UK’s military recruitment model is competing with every business and government agency in the world for talent, so it must meet the expectations of a tech-savvy generation.
A long-standing problem for active-duty families was only made worse by the pandemic's child-care and remote school challenges.
Veteran-founded organisation WithYouWithMe is allocating $10 million dollars of free digital skills training to Afghan refugees following the fall of Kabul.
Pega and WithYouWithMe are aiming to make tech roles more accessible and address underemployment among ex-military personnel by focusing on individuals' potential not experience.
Australian Institute of
"Tell me where we should go in the market and I'll go there. Tell me to solve a problem and I'll do it, or better, jump in the foxhole with me and train me to solve it.
"You shouldn't get a job based off who you know or where you're from or what you used to do; you should get a job off your potential, your aptitude and your skills."