How to hire staff

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Pricey accountants set to impact start-ups

9:00AM | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 | Oliver Milman

Recruiters warn start-up businesses could be priced out of hiring accountants as surging confidence pushes up salaries.

Jobless rate hits 19-month low

9:05PM | Thursday, 9 September 2010 | Oliver Milman

New figures reveal Australia’s unemployment rate declined to 5.1% last month, its lowest level for 19 months.

Unemployment set to drop on back of job ad surge

9:45PM | Monday, 6 September 2010 | Oliver Milman

The number of job ads on the internet and in newspapers increased in August, with new research suggesting employment is set to fall below 5% by the end of the year.

How to spy on your staff & stop fraud

8:54PM | Tuesday, 31 August 2010 | Patrick Stafford

It's one of the worst experiences an entrepreneur can imagine – having your business ripped off through fraud. Here’s how to stop it!

Should I use a recruitment firm?

8:05PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | Patrick Stafford

Recruitment firms are certainly worth using if you feel they’ll provide you with quality employees you can’t find on your own.

How do I work out pay and leave levels?

8:03PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | Patrick Stafford

If you are employing casual or part-time employees, you will need to contact Fair Work and get advice on what awards will apply to your industry and subsequent pay rates.

How do I conduct an effective interview?

8:01PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | Patrick Stafford

Make a shortlist of your preferred applicants, and then give them clear instructions, such as your business’s location, what they should bring, who they should ask for and how long the interview will last.

How do I find the right people?

8:59PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | Patrrick Stafford

Fixing employment mistakes later down the line will cost you more time and money and could even put your business in jeopardy, so hiring the right people straight away is crucial.

How many people does my business need?

8:58PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | James Thomson

You need to strike the right balance between having enough staff to keep the business growing, and keeping the company lean.

When do I know it’s time to hire my first staff member?

8:57PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 | Patrick Stafford

You know it’s time to hire your first staff member when it’s costing you more not to have them. If you’ve been outsourcing a lot of your work and it’s becoming too expensive, it’s probably time to start hiring someone on a part-time or permanent basis.

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