Australian small business owners spend on average one third of their time dealing with administrative tasks, rather than focusing on the core of their business, according to research published this week.
Employee satisfaction is a vital part of the success of any business. Here are five key ways to help you establish a positive corporate culture in your business.
Is there a politician lurking in your office? Old Taskmaster says it’s time to catch them out!
As much as it pains me to type this, it’s time to call a meeting. Don’t make it a short 10 minute meeting either – go the full hour.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s, we were promised a paperless office. Now that the digital revolution has well and truly arrived, it’s time to throw away some paper.
At Taskmaster Towers, the windows were recently bricked up with paperwork. Here's how Old Taskmaster cleared the backlog – one page at a time.
Federal budget 2013: Government to raise $198 million by nearly doubling application fees for 457 visas5:54PM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Patrick Stafford
The federal budget has delivered a double blow to the 457 visa program, with the government to nearly double application fees and compliance activity for the controversial system.
Unemployment dropped from 5.6% to 5.5% in April, despite most economists predicting it would remain steady or even rise.
The Australian economy is losing as much as $305 billion due to lost productivity, a study from Ernst & Young has revealed.
Playing dumb can be a wonderful business weapon and there are plenty of different ways to do it.
Do you celebrate when your team achieves a key milestone? If not, there are five very good reasons why you should.
Margaret Thatcher's extraordinary life is an example of striving against the odds. Here are four key lessons from the former British prime minister.
Some of the biggest legal traps entrepreneurs face are in the area of recruitment. If you are looking to hire your first staff, it is essential to know the difference between employees and contractors.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is continuing its push for the minimum wage rate of workers to be upped to $636.40 a week, an increase of 5%.
Brainstorming. Nothing else quite gets Old Taskmaster's heart singing like hearing the inane suggestions of my teammates.
The managers at Taskmaster Enterprises are checking the stress levels of their employees. You should do the same at your company.
Irate business groups across Australia have slammed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement yesterday confirming penalty rates are here to stay.
The director of a small legal practice has been ordered to pay $100,000 to a mature-aged law graduate in compensation for sexual harassment, after she accused him of a string of aggressive and bizarre sexual advances.
When I read last week that “Twiggy” Forrest would no longer provide tomato sauce to his staff to save costs, I thought it was a little harsh. That was before I learnt what a vicuña is.
The owner of a Canberra restaurant has been fined over $16,000 for using individual contracts to try and avoid paying minimum wage obligations.