Flexible work arrangements are very much on the election agenda, as Labor releases more details about legislation changes.
Yesterday, the Taskmaster outlined why it’s a good idea to have your staff spend one day per week or per fortnight in sales. But should your sales staff spend time in other departments?
An expert has highlighted some of the challenges of hiring immigrant franchisees, after Retail Food Group said more than 50% of its successful franchisee applicants over the last six months spoke English as a second language.
The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced a new focus on unpaid work experience, following new research into the practice.
Are your staff getting lazy? Old Taskmaster says it’s time to send them to the coalface!
While they’re behind in the polls, it’s worth taking a look at what another term of Julia Gillard and Labor would mean for the economy and your business. BY BERNARD KEANE and GLENN DYER.
There are many regulations you need to deal with when starting a business. However, how many traditional law firms aren’t designed to help new start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Misuse and abuse of social media in the workplace is on the rise, according to new figures.
Last week, the Taskmaster suggested it was time to write to a few pollies ahead of the next election. However, after four small business ministers in just 14 months, it’s easier said than done.
Employees. I tell you what, some days it’s like they have a mind of their own!
The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
With an election coming up in September, both parties will be keen to win your vote. Here are five areas the major parties will need to focus on if they want to win the support of start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Are you sick of your employees talking about their “old boss” all the time? The Taskmaster says it’s time to do something about it.
So, you say January has been a slow month for your business? It's time to end the excuses!
Sales is one of the most critical aspects of building any new business. Here are seven tips to help you improve your sales pitch technique. BY MICHELLE BOWDEN.
More than seven in 10 employers expect staff to pull sickies due to the Australia Day weekend, although it appears that bosses can only do a limited amount in order to prevent them, according to a new study.
The Fair Work Commission has found Dolina Fashion Group unfairly dismissed an employee of 17 years, without a valid reason for termination or appropriate warning.
Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
Start-up founders looking to avoid being labelled a bad chief executive should heed the advice of US university professor Sydney Finkelstein, who has compiled a list of the worst CEOs of 2012.
Old Taskmaster has found a valuable management lesson amidst the fallout from Lance Armstrong’s confession.