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We, along with our clients, know there’s scores of individuals from overlooked and underserved communities who have the potential to thrive in sectors with high demand. Together, we're disrupting the way organisations think about talent and trying to make the world a better place while we do it. Sometimes that gets us noticed.

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Talk Business

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The UK Government needs to deliver on digital skills

Cultivating a digitally skilled workforce is critical for the UK’s economic future and social fabric. Yet, with an election looming, very little consideration has been given to how the Government will contribute to building the digital skills the nation needs, at scale. 
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GOVTECH REVIEW

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Why the public sector needs to adopt workforce skills mapping

Ahead of the Public Sector Network's Innovate Australia showcase, Tom Larter shares his thoughts on why the APS needs organisation-wide skills mapping to realise the 'One APS' ethos. 
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Business Cloud

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Former key figure at GCHQ joins WithYouWithMe board

Former Director Cyber for GCHQ, Sally Walker has been appointed to the board of WithYouWithMe as non-executive director. The role will see Ms Walker provide strategic advice and support to the firm’s continued global expansion.
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HR Leader

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The veteran advantage: A guide to attracting military talent into your business

Each year, around 6,000 people leave the ADF and begin their transition journey into civilian careers. In this article, Ian Handley shares how organisations can leverage this highly valuable but often overlooked talent pool.
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IT Security Guru

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Outdated recruitment methods are impeding the global cyber army

James McLaughlin, UK VP of WithYouWithMe, explores the road to inclusive recruitment in cyber security, arguing why a skills-based approach to hiring is needed to diversify the cyber workforce in the face of growing threats.
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FE News

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Leonardo UK and Atkins Réalis hire veterans in bid to bridge digital skills gap

Two major UK employers have become the latest organisations to help armed forces veterans and their families find meaningful civilian employment in sought after digital roles through the 15,000 Futures initiative.
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Vanguard Canada

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Driving innovation with IDEaS: Digitizing Canada's veteran transition centres

Former Infantry Platoon Commander Will Simmons shares the journey that led him to heading up WYWM's innovative project to digitize Canadian veteran transition centres alongside the Canadian Armed Forces and Veteran's Affairs Canada.
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HR Leader

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How to bridge the military-civilian divide and unlock veteran talent pools

For transitioning veterans, the shift from the military to civilian employment can take some getting used to. In this article for HR Leader, Ian Handley shares some top tips for organisations looking to bridge the divide and nurture the potential of veteran candidates.
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HR Leader

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The untapped potential of the veteran workforce: Hiring beyond the CV

Highly motivated, conscientious and adaptable, veterans offer a level of discipline that any organisation can benefit from. By tapping into this overlooked talent pool employers can fill skills gaps while benefiting from the unique perspectives veterans have to offer.
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The Mandarin

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Laying the foundation for a skills-based 'One APS' strategy

Ian Handley unpacks the release of the new APS Strategic Commissioning Framework and how its mandate could create a significant opportunity to shift Australia’s public service employment model to a skills-based approach.
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Media release

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Microsoft and WYWM to boost female participation in Australia’s tech industry

Sixty Australian women will have the chance to participate in a cutting-edge AI bootcamp and upskill for high-demand tech roles, thanks to joint sponsorship from Microsoft and WYWM.
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HR Leader

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The ‘military model’ and the benefits for business development

Cia Kouparitsas shares why businesses should adopt the military’s approach to building expertise which sees talent upskilled and reskilled internally rather than hired externally.
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Media release

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New program seeking diverse Queenslanders to fill state’s digital skills gaps

Powered by WYWM, the Queensland Government Digital Drive is an innovative program designed to empower Queenslanders from diverse backgrounds with the skills required to participate in the state’s digital economy.
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HRM Online

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Is Australia's National Skills Passport the key to a true skills-led workforce

The Australian Government has announced it is commencing work on establishing a National Skills Passport - an initiative Cia Kouparitsas says represents an important paradigm shift in the nation's employment landscape.
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She can code

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Redefining talent acquisition in tech with a skills-focused strategy

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.
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We are Tech Women

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Empowering the overlooked in tech roles with a skills-first approach

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.
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Empowered

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Creating AI inclusivity for women in cyber security

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.
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The Times

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Start-ups helping veterans to win the battle for a job in civvy street

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.
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The Age

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With the rise of AI, getting a job shouldn't rely on a uni degree

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.
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The Buzz About STEM

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The critical skills every school leaver needs

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.
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BusinessLive

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Leonardo drives diversity and inclusion with recruitment partner

Defence company Leonardo has partnered with WithYouWithMe to offer a new recruitment service to better match individuals to high-demand tech roles.
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The CMO Show

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How WithYouWithMe amplifies diversity in tech talent

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.
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Financial Times

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Wanted: another 3mn cyber professionals

The Financial Times investigates the UK's cyber security shortage and explores how WithYouWithMe is delivering an innovative solution to the challenge with Leonardo.
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Education Today

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Starting on a tech career pathway in high school

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.
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People Management

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The rise of the new collar worker: adopting a skills-first talent strategy

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.
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Media release

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New partnership set to bolster cyber capabilities for Canadian businesses

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.
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Media release

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WithYouWithMe appoints new board amidst global expansion

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.
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Tech Blast

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Why you should hire on potential, not experience

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.
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Raconteur

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Responsible business 2.0: foundations for the future

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.
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CFO Magazine

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Profit and purpose - playing the long game with Mark Fortugno

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.
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Media release

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WithYouWithMe appoints new UK VP to spearhead regional growth

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.
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The Today Show

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Creating career pathways for teens to tackle the nation's digital skills gaps

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.
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New partnership with GED set to provide learning insights to boost students’ success

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.

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Australian Financial Review

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The scheme that helps teens skip uni for a high-paid tech career

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.
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Media release

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New program to tackle Australia's digital skills crisis, one high schooler at a time

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.
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Media release

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WithYouWithMe shortlisted in prestigious showcase of UK veteran talent

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.
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Australian Defence Magazine podcast

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Engaging with defence to improve sovereign capabilities

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.
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IT World Canada

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How the Canadian Government can digitally upskill its workforce

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’.
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WithYouWithMe
announces new CEO

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.
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HRM Online - Skills mapping article

HRM Online

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A business case and framework for skills mapping

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.
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Business Connect

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Social impact firm launches new tech to help employers build career pathways

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.
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The Mandarin

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Former GCHQ cyber ops chief launches offensive on tech recruitment bias

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.
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We need a new cyber army says former British Intelligence Director

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.
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The Australian

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Cyber defence force needed beyond army and navy

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.
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Business Age

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The veteran workforce is a powerhouse of skill and potential

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.
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Trailblazer Sally Walker reveals her unique journey from GCHQ to WYWM

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.
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AFR article - Indie Fernando

Australian Financial Review

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Meet the teenager with no degree who landed a job at Macquarie

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.
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People Management

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Less than a third of employers have mandated interview training around inclusivity

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.
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The Mentor with Mark Bouris Podcast - Tom Moore

The Mentor with Mark Bouris

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How to avoid hiring the wrong person for your business

"We have figured out what someone's underpinning abilities are to do a job really well, and we can predict that at age 16."
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Forbes

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Low-skilled workers are an untapped asset if you invest in them

"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."
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Forbes

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Winning the war for talent with recruitment technology

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.
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FE News

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Youth tech skills can help solve the UK digital skills crisis

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.
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Toronto Star

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Why diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren't interchangeable

Untangling diversity and inclusion and ensuring both concepts are prioritised is crucial for organisations seeking greater employee satisfaction and loyalty.
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The Information Age

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WYWM expands into the UK to reduce barriers to tech roles

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.
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The Age

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Diversity and inclusion aren't the same, and both need your attention

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.
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The Business Leader Podcast - Tom Moore

Business Leader

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Using military experience to empower customers and build a unicorn

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."
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The Caring Economy Podcast - Tom Moore

The Caring Economy

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Toby Usnik interviews WYWM Founder Tom Moore

"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."
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The National Tribune

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Aussie social impact company takes on the world

Learn how an Australian, veteran-founded start-up is reinventing the global online jobs market to champion veterans and neurodivergent applicants.
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Sydney Morning Herald

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Australian workplaces have a big neurodiversity gap

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.
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Skills crisis discussion with UK Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty.

Advance

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WithYouWithMe signs armed forces covenant

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.
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Gov Tech Review

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WYWM launches National Resilience Database

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.
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Bdaily News

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Aussie start-up levels up UK's digital skills shortage

WYWM selected the UK as the home of its Northern Hemisphere headquarters, bringing with it more than £27M in free digital skills training.
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Herald Sun

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Experts say young people have the natural skills to land IT roles

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.
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Business Cloud

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How to attract digital natives to modern military

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.
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CNBC

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The unemployment rate among military spouses spiked during Covid

A long-standing problem for active-duty families was only made worse by the pandemic's child-care and remote school challenges.
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IT Wire

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WithYouWithMe to train 2000 Afghan refugees

Veteran-founded organisation WithYouWithMe is allocating $10 million dollars of free digital skills training to Afghan refugees following the fall of Kabul.
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Cyber Daily

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Partnering with Pega to digitally upskill veterans

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.
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Australian Institute of Company Directors article - Tom Moore

Australian Institute of Company Directors

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A director's guide for strategies to improve social impact

"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.
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Deloitte article - Tom Moore

Deloitte

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Why potential, not experience, proved a winner for WithYouWithMe

"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."
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