When it comes to a productive office, you need nothing more than the basics. That means a desk, a chair, a computer, a telephone and a door that can slam shut.
Having trouble dealing with an angry customer? This is how we solve the problem at Taskmaster Enterprises.
A WA childcare business has been fined almost $20,000 in fines for pressuring a pregnant employee into resigning.
Taskmaster Enterprises has just invested in a broken John Deere combine harvester. However, in an empty office, there are good reasons why it’s an important business investment.
Businesses are critical of the limited change to unfair dismissal provisions announced by the Federal Government yesterday, claiming unions have been effectively given a veto right on reform.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten today offered limited relief on unfair dismissal laws to business but the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the reforms are unlikely to go far enough.
Taskmaster Enterprises takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexist language in the workplace. You’d be wise to do the same.
Welcome to Australian employment law: Where two laws are always better than one.
Like it or not, all of your staff will represent your brand. So make sure they’re properly trained for the job.
Recent renovations at Taskmaster Towers have unearthed a valuable business lesson for anyone planning or building a major project.
A growing number of entrepreneurs launch start-ups while still in full-time work. However, if you’re thinking about building a business part-time, there are risks you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
Nearly three quarters of Australian small businesses spend longer complying with regulations than they did two years ago, according to a new study.
Staff feedback is important for any organisation, but being criticised can feel unpleasant. Here’s how to create an effective communication environment in your start-up. BY MARK CAPPS.
Business inexperience rather than malice led to underpayment of employees by a NSW pizza franchisee.
Nick Reade is balancing his role as general manager of small business banking at ANZ with investments in start-ups. In his own words, here’s how he manages it. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Federal small business minister Brendan O’Connor has said that the government is analysing overseas examples to find a solution to the funding problems faced by small businesses at the hands of Australia’s “risk adverse” banks.
Start-ups should take note of the customer service “sins” committed by major retailers such as Harvey Norman, which received the poorest feedback in a ‘shadow shop’ conducted by Choice.
Australia’s start-up sector could see a surge in numbers as disheartened employees quit their jobs in pursuit of a challenge, with a report revealing 45% of Australian workers feel overqualified for their job.
Can you feel your energy levels depleting? You should try closing your office door.
Almost three quarters of Australian small businesses plan to recruit more staff in the coming 12 months, new research shows.