Friday 19 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

New iPhone Released

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iPhones suck! Well, that’s how most Android users have reacted to the announcement of the new iPhone 6 last week. The new release has not been up to the huge expectations of many people worldwide, disappointing many Apple customers. Sapphire screen? 20MP camera? 3D display? We can only hope to see these features in the next generations of iPhones.

 

Be that as it may, when the pre-orders opened at 5PM on 12th September 2014, all mobile broadband services sites such as Telstra, Vodafone, and Optus were down. Their websites were not strong enough for the enthusiasm of Australians who wanted to get their iPhones as soon as they could. On top of this, the Australian online Apple Store was also unstable during that time. This left many users extremely frustrated in the process of getting the latest phone, designed in California.

 

It took less than an hour to make the iPhone 6+, which was supposed to be delivered to your door on the first day of release and to be delivered in 3-4 weeks. It is amazing that the iPhone 6 sold 4 million units in the first day of release, although a plethora of people claimed that it was below their expectation. There are hundreds of people throughout the world queuing in front of Apple stores to get the iPhone on the release days. This alone makes you wonder if the iPhone 6 really is the most technological iPhone ever.

 

New iPhone Released in Sydney

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The answer is…no. 

 

There is no shortage of reasons why Apple is still winning in Australia. Head and shoulders above all others are Apple manufactured phones that are best for the majority of people. However, not everyone wants to install customised software on their phone, see the file system, and modify the operating system. Advanced users will stay away from this phone and leave it at the hands of the general population. Another reason why Apple may be so popular is to do with their awesome customer service. Phones/products with defects will be replaced / fixed immediately with no hassle. That is the kind of customer services that make it worth to pay extra for an iPhone.

 

When all is said and done, there are both merits and shortcomings to every decision we make both as individuals and as society. And the same can be said for the case between Apple & Android. 

 

Want to have your say? Comment below!

Thursday 18 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Free Event Melbourne: Turn What You Love Into What You Do

 

Attention all Melbournians!

 

Do you answer YES to any of the following?

 

  •       Are you a recent graduate?

  •       Do you feel that you are on the wrong career path?

  •       Do you want to know how to turn your passion into your career?

  •       Do you enjoy TED Talks? Ok, you get the idea.

 

If you can answer yes to any of those questions then I have great news for you! OneShift has teamed up with General Assembly to host an awesome event tomorrow night (Friday, September 19th) in Melbourne…especially for you!

 

NB: If you answered 'No' to all the questions, you can still come along for a little inspiration & a free beer!

 

Did I mention that it’s FREE? Cause it is.

 

Turn What You Love Into What You Do: there will be some inspiring guest speakers including our very own Gen George who are there to inspire you to turn what you love into what you do. After the short talks, you can stick around for a chat and some drinks (you know, cause they’re free).

 

How good is that?! Quality speakers, amazing advice & drinks…all for free!

 

Where’s the catch? There isn’t one. So come along!

 

Where?

 

GA Level 1, 20 Queen Street,

Melbourne, VIC 3000

 

When?

 

Friday, 19 September

6:00 - 7:30pm

 

Stay tuned...content preview will be coming your way tomorrow via social media! Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn!

 

 

Sydneysiders feeling a bit left out? Don't worry, we're coming to you soon! Stay tuned...

Wednesday 17 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

 

Whenever I watch a big ole’ American blockbuster on the big screen and notice that it has been filmed in Australia, the finest place on Earth, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride. Filmmakers are starting to realise the amazing potential that Australia has to offer to a range of sets. What other country can boast having beautiful beaches, vast deserts, rain forrests, stunning mountains and the outback all in one? We're a pretty sweet package deal, if you ask me (which no one did, but oh well).

Here is a pick of some of the big blockbusters that have been created on our very own soil. Of course there are many others (Australia? It was too obvious) but I haven't included any Australian films, because well, they were all mostly filmed in Australia? Duh.

 

 

12 International Movies That Were Filmed in Australia:

 

1. The Matrix

 

 Movies Made In Australia: The Matrix

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The Matrix was filmed all over Sydney. This particular scene was filmed at Adam St Bridge in Chinatown!

 

2. Mission Impossible 2

 

Movies Filmed in Australia: Mission Impossible II

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Do I really need to tell you where this is? 

 

3. Star Wars

 

Movies Filmed in Australia: Star Wars

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The numerous Star Wars films were shot in various global locations, one of which was right here in Sydney! Fox Studios was the home of many scenes from the second and third episodes of Star Wars!

 

4. The Great Gatsby

 

Movies Filmed in Australia: The Great Gatsby

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This gorgeous building is the International College of Management, located in Manly. Also known as Gatsby's Mansion!  

 

5. Babe

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Babe

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Yep, the famous pig came all the way to Robertson, NSW for his major debut (ok, he's probably not real but still).

 

6. Happy Feet

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Happy Feet

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Even though Happy Feet is an animated film, it was technically shot in Australia considering the film was created at a visual effects & animation studio right here in Sydney! So...there.

 

7. Finding Nemo

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Finding Nemo

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Alright, alright. This is a lie. Finding Nemo is a completely American film. By come on, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney? That clearly in Australia. And no, it's not a real place. I checked.

 

8. Fool’s Gold

 

Movies Filmed in Australia: Fool's Gold 

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Apparently Fool's Gold was originally planned to be shot in the Carribean, however, due to disastrous weather it was relocated to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef along the Queensland coast. Seriously, can we take a minute to appreicate these two? They need to stop.

 

9. Ghost Rider

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Ghost Rider

Movie Set Locations

 

This particular scene was shot in Melbourne's Telstra Dome!

 

10. Charlotte’s Web

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Charlotte's Webb

SMH

 

Shot in Greendale in country Victoria, Dakota Fanning's film brings to life the famous children's book, Charlotte's Webb.

 

11. Where The Wild Thing’s Are

 

Movies Filmed in Australia: Where The Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are was filmed in a bunch of different locations around this beautiful country. This particilar scene is shot in Bushrangers Bay, Victoria.

 

12. Wolverine

 

 Movies Filmed in Australia: Wolverine

On Location Vacations 

 

This scene of Wolverine was shot in Parramatta, which was temporarily turned into a Japanese town for the film where road signs & license plates were changed to keep in line with a Japanese city. Can Hugh do anything wrong? Not in my eyes.

 

Know any other famous Hollywood films that were shot in Australia? Comment below!

 

 

 

Tuesday 16 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Best Place To Work In Australia: Atlassian

 

Last week, the BRW revealed their annual Best Places to Work Australia list. Taking out first place was software provider, Atlassian. I’d just like to point out, even if I was asked to describe my ultimate best place to work, I don’t think I could have come up with half the awesome things that this 12-year old company is offering to its staff.

 

The company was recently estimated at $3.3 billion, so I guess they have room to please. The study is determined by a combination of employee surveys and a “culture audit” that gives HR personnel the chance to express their company’s unique culture. If you ask me, they know how to handle the company culture. Are you ready? No wonder these guys are in first place.

 

New employees  – as in, you haven’t worked a day of your life at Atlassian yet –are given a travel voucher to spend as they please before they even step foot in the office (seems fair).

 

They hold a graduate program where they take new graduates to the beach for a weeklong trip involving challenges and maybe educate them a bit about what the company does…maybe. If there’s anytime between all that surfing.

 

Employees are provided with boutique beer on top, a drinks fridge, lollies, table tennis & pool table, video games and board games as part of the office culture. Here at OneShift, we have a table-tennis table. That’s pretty cool too.

 

On top of this, Atlassian staff are also given time during the week to spend on their own projects as well as time to help out a charity of their choice.

 

Yes, I’m still going. All staff members have access to a ‘Mood-App’ that apparently can quickly identify problems. The app was actually created by Atlassian to determine how their employees are feeling when they walk out of the office everyday (I hope it’s anonymous for those having a bad day).

 

I have one more thing to say. Where do I sign up?

Monday 15 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

5 Things To Do In Your Twenties!

 

You've got ten years to be in your twenties...

Better make the most of it!

 

I’ve been reading through a bunch of articles all based on the topic of mistakes everyone makes in their twenties. All I can think is, isn’t that the point? Aren’t your 20’s the time for you to make mistakes? And since when did making a mistake become such a negative thing? (Wow, so many questions). I say, if you’re making mistakes then it means you’re trying something new. Keep up the good work!

 

Rather than listing all the things you are going to do wrong over this awesome decade of your twenties, I’m going to suggest a few things to do that will make it even better. Remember, this is a list of merely five things. I would hope that you do much, much more than just these top favourites of mine!

 

Travel

 

Travel is such a broad term. Whether it’s backpacking your way through Europe, driving across Canada, spending a ski season in New Zealand or making your way down the East Coast of Australia – it’s all priceless in my eyes. Yes, it’s expensive (so not quite priceless). But no one ever comes back from a trip and thinks “holy sh*t, what a waste of money”.

 

I genuinely believe that travelling makes you a better person. You meet people you would never have otherwise come into contact with, you experience other cultures, you have to deal with situations on your own & you have the most amazing time. Go & explore!

 

Keep In Touch With Family & Friends

 

The older I get, the more I appreciate the love and support of family. When you’re young, it’s expected. As you grow up, you start to learn it’s a two-way street. So when you move out of home, don't forget to visit the parents occassionally. And friends? Don’t waste your precious time on fake friends. Start to realise the people you can really trust.

  

Leave the Job You Hate

 

What’s the use of working in a job you hate? This is the time for you to find your passion. You’re allowed to be selfish when it comes to your career. Best to do it now rather than find yourself in a mid-life crisis in another few decades and feel that horrible sense of regret!

 

Date Whoever The Hell You Want

 

The amount of times I’ve read articles that strictly state that anyone in their 20’s should not be in a relationship – I always imagine the writer to be some pathetically single girl who wants everyone to be in the single club so she's not alone. Now. If you’re single, no one cares. If you’re in a relationship, no one cares. The only thing that matters is if it makes you happy. If it doesn’t, you don’t need me to tell you what to do.

 

Live With Friends

 

This is on my own little bucket list of things to do in my twenties! You don’t want to go straight from living at home to living with a partner, or whatever your process may be. It’s not going to be quite as easy to move out with a bunch of friends when you’re in your forties, do it while you’re young.

 

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What's on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday 12 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

World's Most Extreme Selfies - Selfie Olympics

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

What does it take?

 

It has come to my attention that there is an actual, real phenomenon called the 'Selfie Olympics'. As far as I can tell, these 'Olympics' are for amateurs. Those taking photos of themselves doing silly things in the bathroom or scaling their bedroom door for the best (is that the right word?) position. What they don't realise is that there is a much higher league of selfies that are making their way around the internet - the most extreme selfies. These photos require much more than yoga practise, they need some serious bravery (or stupidity), sometimes require balance and always a love of heights. Kids, don't try this at home.

 

1. The Astronaut

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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2. On Top of Rio

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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3. Cliff Diving

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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4. Where is this guy?

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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5. Polar Bear Selfie

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6. On top of Hong Kong

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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7. Top of Princess Tower, Dubai

 

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8. The Skydive

 

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9. Speechless

 

World's Most Extreme Selfies

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10. Up In The Air

 

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Thursday 11 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

How To Live The Life You Want - Interview with ShowPo

 

How To Live The Life You Want

A few wise words with the Chief Executive Pony

 

It seems to me that I’m always going on about finding your passion and turning it into your career. Or following your dreams. You know, all that kind of clichéd stuff. And if you’re anything like me, this all seems a bit skeptical – is it really possible? I’m here to tell you it is. This time, I come with an example of how one woman started her career in commerce and is now running her own fashion start-up company (and doing very well, might I add).

 

I had a little chat with Jane, the CEO and founder of online fashion start-up Showpo, or as she likes to call it “Chief Executive Pony”. If you haven't already heard of them, Showpo is an online women's fashion store not only known for their funky clothes but also their clever social media marketing. Jane is here to shed light on her own journey & to give some advice on how you too can follow your passion!

 

What did you study at University?

 

Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

 

What made you choose this degree?

 

Because at the time I aspired for a career in management at a large multinational... I thought working in a big skyscraper would be living the dream! 

 

Have you been able to use this degree in your career?

 

Not really... though I don't regret doing the degree. It's given me some common knowledge that's been great to have, but nothing that directly relates to my job now. 

 

Do you wish you had studied something different? If so, what?

 

Well seeing as I'm not using my degree anyway, I've always loved film production so something in that area would've been interesting. Perhaps studying fashion and marketing would've been more related, but I almost think it's one of our competitive advantages - to think outside of the box and to think from the perspective of a typical customer.

 

How did you transition from this degree to where you are now at ShowPo?

 

As part of my degree, I went on exchange in Sweden, which is one of the best things I've ever done. When I left this utopian student town and went back to work at Ernst & Young I just knew it wasn't for me anymore. I felt like I was slowly dying away in my boring grey cubicle... I decided to quit my job to commit fully to a business that I had already started with some friends. That business failed shortly after I had quit my job. This was devastating. Determined to prove myself and not to go back to the corporate life, I started Showpo within the next month!

 

What do you think is the most important thing to consider before choosing a university degree?

 

What do you actually what to spend your life doing. It should really be as simple as that - but that doesn't mean taking the easy option! Don't let what your family wants you to do dictate what you choose. And don't benchmark yourself on your friends. 

 

What is your favourite thing about your job?

 

That I love every day of it! I love everything that I do, and I delegate away everything I don't like doing! And I love working with my amazing team! 

 

How To Live The Life You Want - ShowPo

Jane & her Showpo team!

 

What are the top three things you look for in a potential new employee?

 

1. Cultural fit. That they get us and they get our brand. 

 

2. Problem solving and lateral thinking skills. We don't care at all what degree anyone has, but we value someone's ability to think on their feet. I want someone who when they come     to me with a problem, come with also three potential solutions. 

 

3. Passion. Nothing retains a staff member more than passion and love for what they do, and retention is really important for a small company like us.

  

Lastly, what do you think is the most important aspect of choosing a career path?

 

Choose something you love and something you're good at. It really sucks working somewhere where you're not good at what you do and don't really get it - trust me, everyday I would walk into the big 4 accounting firms trying to get away with having no idea what I was meant to do, and it was unnecessarily stressful and boring. 

 

 
If you’re feeling a bit lost in your career, or want to know more about turning what you love into what you do, OneShift & General Assembly are getting together to put on an exciting and FREE event in both Melbourne & Sydney. Featuring three guest speakers and some free drinks on us!
 
For more details:
 
 
 

 

Wednesday 10 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Weird Laws Around The World

 

Weird Laws Around The World

Seriously?

 

I’m still struggling to come to terms with some of these weird laws that actually still exist around the world today. Apparently you need much more than common sense when travelling overseas, because some of these laws are extremely out of the ordinary! So before jet-setting abroad, it might be a good idea to do a little research into the areas you intend to travel and try to stay out of trouble (or better yet, out of prison).

 

Well, here they are! In no particular order...

 

1. Singapore

It is illegal to litter ($1,000 fine for first time offence, $5,000 fine for repeated offences). And what’s more, it’s illegal to sell gum!

 

2. Canada

A public debt of over 25c cannot be paid for in pennies. Why is this even a thing?

 

3. Beijing

Motor-driven vehicles are forbidden to stop at pedestrian crossings. I’m not sure how this is safe or why they bother having the crossings in the first place.

 

4. China

There is a heavy tax for couples in China who conceive more than one child. This is widely known and widely debated law, yet I’ve still never heard of anything quite like it anywhere else.

 

5. Greece

Electronic games are banned. Apparently it’s true, people!

 

6. Israel

It is prohibited that believers in the Jewish faith pick their nose during the Sabbath.

 

7. Swaziland

Women are forbidden to wear clothing that resembles menswear, including pants. An African state and one of the poorest places in the world, this law came into force, as women are perceived to be below their male counterparts.

 

8. The Philippines

Depending on your license plate number, there are only certain days of the week you are allowed to drive! Number plates ending in a 1 or 2 are not allowed to drive on Mondays, those ending in 3 or 4 are not allowed on the roads on Tuesday and so on.

 

9. Japan

An elder brother, by law and honour, is able to ask for his younger brother’s girlfriend’s hand in marriage and both must agree.

 

10. England

Placing a postage stamp of the queen’s head upside down is considered an act of treason. Wow.

 

11. Thailand

It’s illegal to leave the house without wearing underwear (at least that’s what people are telling me).

 

12. Japan

It is illegal to be overweight! A 2008 policy shows that 40-75 year olds must have an annual check up of waist measurements (44% of the population). If you are over the required measurements, they are required to attend counseling sessions and be monitored. 

Tuesday 9 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

 Kate Middleton is pregnant!

 

#RoyalBaby

The best of twitter reacting to the royal news...

 

By now, it’s assumed that everyone on the planet is aware that Kate Middleton is pregnant…again. Annnnnd as expected, this exciting royal news has been immediately followed by a craze of social media friends and foes who love nothing more than to join in the conversation!

 

It was my absolute pleasure to troll through the countless tweets of #RoyalBaby to find the best twitter reactions to the news of a new prince/princess! I left out all the haters, cause they’re no fun. Please enjoy!

 

First, there was the confusion about who’s #RoyalBaby?

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

Then came confirmation from the Queen herself!

 

Kate Middleton pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

And then just to gently remind everyone how hip and savvy she is, she posted yet another…(seriously, the Queen is on twitter? I think I love it)

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

Then the name game…

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions 

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

Then the realisation…

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions 

Ok, I’ve included one hater. But I applaud her creativity.

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

Those who weren’t too convinced…

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

And finally, Baby George. Poor George…

 

Kate Middleton Pregnant - Twitter Reactions

 

 

Have you got a hilarious tweet from the #RoyalBaby news? Comment below! We'd love to see it!

Monday 8 September, 2014 0 Comment(s)

Most Pretentious Job Titles

 

Is it just me, or do the majority of job titles have nothing to do with the actual job? Companies often glorify job positions by making up a ridiculous job titles that sounds fancy and important. Scrolling through job ads is actually quite an art form, having to decipher what the job really is. Trust me, I’ve been there.

 

After coming across an article this morning that was chatting about the ridiculousness of the term “mixologist” (or as we humans call it – bartender), I thought that yes, this is a common issue. So I delved a little deeper to find a few more examples of pretentious job titles.

 

10 Most Pretentious Job Titles

 

1. iCup Technician – Barista for Apple

 

Yes, this is a real job ad. Don't believe me? Read it here.

 

2. Colour Distribution Technician – Painter & Decorator

 

3. Highway Environmental Hygienist – Road Sweeper

 

4. Front Line Customer Support Facilitator – Call Centre Worker

 

5. Mass Production Engineer – Factory Worker

 

6. Media Distribution Officer – Paper Boy

 

7. Recycling Operative – Bin Man

 

8. Sanitation Consultant – Toilet Cleaner

 

9. Transparency Enhancement Facilitator – Window Cleaner

 

10. Beverage Dissemination Officer – Bartender

 

Job Titles found from The Telegraph.

 

Have you got some ridiculous examples of pretentious job titles? We want to hear them in the comments below!

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    self-confidence Photo Credit: thechangeblog.com It's quite obvious that successful people are generally of the confident and charming variety. The problem with many of us is that all too often, we let our insecurities (and we all have them) get the better of us and we shy away from opportunities. It has been proven that people can sense levels of confidence from the moment someone steps into the room. How? The way  you stand, walk and even sit is one of the major tell-tailing signs that you're a confident, go-getting individual. Good posture means that your body is aligned correctly and all body parts are well-supported. Not only does body language affect how other people you, but how you see yourself.  Amy Cuddy's studies show that 'power posing'? '“ standing in a posture of confidence, even when you don't feel confident '“ affects the level of testosterone and cortisol in your brain, making you feel better about yourself. Her research concludes that changing your body positions does too influence how others see you and even alters your body chemistry. Power Posing before an interview '“ or before any event where you are in need of a confidence boost '“ will improve how you feel and appear to others. But what if you have bad posture? Here are ten tips to help improve and maintain your stance:
    • When sitting, relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground
    • When sitting, keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest if they don't reach the floor
    • When working at the computer, make sure that your screen, desk and keyboard are properly aligned
    • When driving, adjust the seat forward so your knees are slightly higher than your hips and place a small cushion behind the lower part of your back
    • Get up and move around, change positions frequently
    • When standing, keep the majority of your weight on the balls of your feet and make sure your knees are slightly bent. Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart.
    • When standing, pull your shoulders back and tuck your tummy in and make sure your head is kept in a level position.
    • When lying, avoid sleeping on your stomach and sleep with a pillow.
    • When lying, sleep on your side with your knees slightly bent.
    • When lifting, let your legs do the work and bend from the knees, down to the object. Don't bend your back down towards the object
    Let OneShift know what you think about posture and confidence!
    02 Oct 2013 0 Comment(s)

    logo Accelerates OneShift's dominance in online employee/ employer matching

    2 October 2013 '“ Sydney '“ Online job matching platform OneShift has entered into an equity partnership with Programmed, one of Australia's leading providers of staffing, maintenance and facility management services. Programmed has acquired a 27.5% equity stake and intends to market the capability of OneShift to many of its customers. The new partnership will capitalise on OneShift's rapidly growing user base and Programmed's presence in key metropolitan and regional areas across Australia and New Zealand OneShift, a website that pairs those seeking more flexible work with the businesses that need them for short periods of time, has enjoyed rapid growth since its inception fourteen months ago. OneShift has attracted almost 230,000 users to a site which was created from the frustration at the lack of shift work sites the founder experienced when on a working holiday in Europe last year. Commenting on the alliance 22 year old Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneShift, Genevieve George, says: 'This partnership will drive further structural change across the recruitment industry, combining our strength in the on-line job matching space with Programmed's decades of experience and industry knowledge.'? Miss George continues: 'The OneShift technology allows businesses to match suitable candidates with jobs they have available. By just entering a few details on the website our automated search matches businesses up with people instantly and inexpensively. Our fastest match to date was a job posted for a barista where a suitable candidate was working 27 minutes after the job was entered on the OneShift site.'? ## Media Contact: OneShift HQ e. georgie@oneshift.com.au p. 02 8235 2305 About OneShift OneShift is a network that matches employees and employers to short term work including one off shifts, casual work or permanent part time employment. It is free to join and to review job seeker matches, and just $10 to get into contact with the employee of the business' choice. Led by Genevieve George, OneShift started as a venture to match working holiday candidates to employers in tourism hotspots and has expanded to a full range of industries including retail, construction, beauty services and healthcare among others.