If you think an employee head-butting a colleague or farting on a co-worker’s face are grounds for an automatic dismissal, FWA says think again.
Are cashflow concerns or marketing issues keeping you up at night? New research reveals you aren't alone. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Are you sick of being punctual or early, only to have people waste your time? If so, there’s something you can do about it.
Start-ups have been urged to not deter staff from bringing their own smartphones or tablets into the workplace, following a new study that shows most large businesses are wary of the practice.
Melbourne Cup week is as well known for employees taking sickies as it is for its horses. To avoid rampant absenteeism, here are a few key steps your business must follow. BY MARTIN NALLY.
Earlier today, Old Taskmaster called the power company to resolve what should have been, in theory, a reasonably simple question about a bill. The reality was completely different.
An equine-related epidemic is going to sweep the nation next week. Thankfully, Dr. Taskmaster has an antidote to Cup fever.
It’s easy to get distracted by bright shiny ideas and other wonderful things, but running a business requires that you never lose focus of the basics. BY MARC PESKETT.
The collapse of Jan Cameron's Retail Adventures company holds a vital business lesson for anyone looking at buying a business.
Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring, with the Ombudsman's annual report revealing there were 26,366 complaints in the past year, up from 21,890 during the previous year.
The key to fostering good workplace communication is to have a one-on-one chat with each employee.
When you’re in “the bubble” of an industry, it can be surprisingly easy to lose your focus on the big picture. However, there are important reasons to look for sources of outside inspiration.
Have you ever toyed with the idea of running as a political candidate? As an entrepreneur, you could have more skills to contribute than you imagine.
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.