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.
With the Melbourne Cup Day come the sickies that stop a nation. Here’s what you need to do
Everyone has an issue at work that bothers them. But how to address it? And is it worth making a big deal about?
Are you looking to build an honest business? If so, truth be told, there’s one little secret you really need to remember.
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.
Christmas and the end of the year can breed idleness in your workforce! Thankfully, you can begin taking preventative action.
If you have employees, here’s an essential question for you to ponder: What culture are you encouraging in your business?
Regret. It’s an emotion your humble correspondent is all too familiar with. The secret lies in how you deal with it.
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.
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.
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.
Well, we’re getting to the business end of September. It’s time to give your workplace morale a seasonal boost.
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.
Matt Cooper, vice president of international and enterprise at oDesk, shares advice on how to hire and manage outsourced workers in advance of his appearance at the Startup Spring Festival.
A good reward system is an excellent way to show your staff that you are noticing their work and that you really do appreciate it when they go above and beyond what is expected for their regular pay check.
Are you planning to close your business for a week during Christmas or in January? If you haven’t really thought about it, here are four good reasons why you should make the decision now.
As your humble correspondent has mentioned in the past, you should aim for a diverse workforce and never be afraid to hire the best person for the job. Now it's time to take the next step.
Dare, if you will, to imagine this nightmare scenario. It’s an office – a Taskmaster Tower – full of Taskmaster clones.
Apple tries to trademark “start-up” in Australia: Time to stand up to patent trolls and intellectual property bullies8:33PM | Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | Taskmaster
There are some things in life your humble correspondent just can’t stand. An intellectual property bully is high on the list.
Good communications is a journey – and one you can’t always map out ahead of time. Thankfully, there are ways to make reaching your desired destination easier.