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What to do when an employee injures themselves at work

11:48PM | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If an employee injures themselves at work, you have legal obligations to uphold. From notifying your injury compensation scheme to creating a return to work plan, here are the key steps you need to follow.

MBA student to start-up employee: Why I opted for energy and potential over security

11:02PM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Nikee Pomper accepted the chief operations officer role at customisable formal wear start-up Fame & Partners after realising she was fundamentally a “start-up person rather than a corporate one”.

Don’t talk shop – at least, not all the time

11:51PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Taskmaster

You’re passionate about your business – and so you should be. But there are limits to how much you should talk about it while in polite company.

Organise a regular lunch with your team

11:42PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you starting to build a team? There’s an easy way to improve your team cohesion.

How to create a start-up culture that rivals Google

11:43PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to create a positive work environment for your staff on a limited budget? Here are five ways to create a great company culture without spending a fortune.

Employees hide depression from their boss: How can business owners lift the stigma?

11:17PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Broede Carmody

Almost half of Australians who take time off work due to depression do not tell their employers why, new research shows.

How do you measure success?

11:57AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Especially for sole traders, money is not always the only way to judge your success in business. Here are five other ways to measure your professional achievements.

The five types of employee leave

11:46PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If you’re hiring your first full-time employees, it’s important to know what your legal obligations are to your staff. When it comes to leave, here are five types of leave you need to be aware of.

Employees horsing around when they should be off and racing

11:59PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Taskmaster

With the Melbourne Cup Day come the sickies that stop a nation. Here’s what you need to do

Best of the web reads: Pick your work battles

11:00AM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

Everyone has an issue at work that bothers them. But how to address it? And is it worth making a big deal about?

One of the worst things you can do in business and in life, and we do it all the time

10:47PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to build an honest business? If so, truth be told, there’s one little secret you really need to remember.

The word a person uses is usually not what they mean... but can you decipher the real message?

10:14PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Greg Ferrett

On September 13th 2013 Voyager I became the first manmade object to leave the solar system. The inscribed messages are an important reminder that what humans say isn’t always what they mean.

Set some end of year goals

10:03PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Christmas and the end of the year can breed idleness in your workforce! Thankfully, you can begin taking preventative action.

The culture you get is the one you incentivise

10:45PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Taskmaster

If you have employees, here’s an essential question for you to ponder: What culture are you encouraging in your business?

Dealing with regret

10:21PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Regret. It’s an emotion your humble correspondent is all too familiar with. The secret lies in how you deal with it.

Sydney Swans set to sign Buddy Franklin: What to do when a key position team member is poached

10:55PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Hawthorn Football Club looks set to be left reeling from the loss of key forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, as late yesterday it was revealed the star is set to sign with the Sydney Swans.

Handle the pressure like a Hawk

9:18PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Even if you don’t follow the footy, there’s a valuable business lesson to be had from Hawthorn’s victory in the AFL grand final on Saturday.

What I’ve learnt about outsourcing

9:49PM | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Outsourcing remains a controversial topic and it seems everyone holds a different opinion. Here are my experiences with sending tasks offshore – both good and bad.

Kick a goal on staff morale: Organise a grand final barbecue for your workplace

9:21PM | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Well, we’re getting to the business end of September. It’s time to give your workplace morale a seasonal boost.

Postmates chief tells customer to “f-ck off”: Four lessons in responding to customer complaints

9:00PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

In business, customer service is key to keeping customers and building the business, but one chief executive in the United States forgot a cardinal rule of customer service – never swear at your customers.

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