You probably have some sort of informal board of directors – made up of mentors, trusted friends and family members and colleagues. Time to take it to the next level.
Three years after the introduction of Fair Work, it remains a mystery to 90% of businesses. If you’re still not sure of your obligations, here are five key points you must be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The Fair Work Act has again come under fire after a survey revealed more than 25% of small business managers have been threatened with legal action by a disgruntled employee.
Presenting employees with big annual targets can intimidate them. But is there a better option?
Employers have been urged to regularly audit their workplace culture to avoid legal battles, after a woman was ordered to pay her former boss damages after circulating a scathing email.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a campaign for mature-wage workers alongside Business SA, as statistics show older workers are increasingly overlooked.
I’ve always found it strange that some entrepreneurs are awkward about asking their customers for testimonials.
Australian retailers are keen to invest in their digital and online strategies, new findings show, but are struggling to find experienced, senior operation staff who fully understand eCommerce.
The long lunch with an important customer is one of my favourite business weapons. Not only is it a perfect way to get out of the office, it’s also a great way to get some real market intelligence.
Instead of thinking of performance reviews as a chore, think of it as the time to have a big-picture chat about an employee’s career.
Small businesses are more likely to have a healthy work-life balance than their larger counterparts, but 60% of employees are still working harder and longer hours than two years ago.
Small business owners are being urged to ensure their workplace is inclusive of gay and lesbian employees, after large companies dominated a list of the most gay-friendly organisations.
A new report reveals more than 40% of Australian workers never consider their leader to be effective, compared to 34% of global respondents.
Alarming new statistics show that less than 25% of workers in Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are female.
Time to try using one of the smartest (and cheapest) management tools going around – praise.
Melbourne-based incubator AngelCube has announced the eight start-ups that have joined its 2012 program, all of which are now being put under the microscope by “tough love” mentors.
There are many reasons to hire an older worker, from government incentives to the industry experience they bring. Here are five top tips to help you manage the process. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
If your staff watch the clock on Friday afternoons, it might be time to challenge them with an unusual task.
The York Butter Factory's sexist tweet begs the question: just how male-centric is the tech sector? The answer may surprise you. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Start-ups are being urged to consider older workers as a viable talent pool, after the Federal Government announced it will offer a $1,000 bonus to employers who hire a worker aged 50 or over.