How to hire staff
Key players in the Australian tech start-up scene have lashed out at Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestion the 457 visa program is being abused by the IT industry.
The owner of a Canberra restaurant has been fined over $16,000 for using individual contracts to try and avoid paying minimum wage obligations.
SMEs have been reminded to follow unfair dismissal procedures to the letter, following a recent case in which an employee was found to have engaged in misconduct but wasn't terminated fairly due to improper notice.
Employers in the building, construction and engineering trades have an extra two months to take advantage of the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative, amid calls for an apprentice pay rise.
Do you want to find the perfect employee? If so, the Taskmaster suggests you should start hiding your pens – here’s why.
Under an Abbott government, the Productivity Commission could be charged with overhauling workplace laws, but penalty rates will remain unchanged.
Just as businesses were getting used to the idea of the federal government's maternity leave scheme, experts are warning SMEs to stay on top of the latest addition to parental benefits – Dad and Partner Pay.
A lack of confidence and an “unconscious bias” could be holding back female entrepreneurs, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest Australian Social Trends report.
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The chief executive of Melbourne-based tech start-up Miiy has offered to find positions for retrenched Sensis staff within his company, which is developing a range of business services.
The Taskmaster has just spent part of the morning perusing LinkedIn, My Career, Seek and other major jobs websites. If you’re an entrepreneur, there’s a good reason why you should as well.
Proposed law changes on workplace bullying complaints have business groups worried by the prospect of forum shopping litigants.
New legislation is on the cards for more flexible workplace arrangements, but industry groups say they are still in the dark about how it will work.
Napoleon Perdis has suggested Australian department stores could reverse their fortunes by investing in staff. It’s a suggestion with implications far beyond the retail sector.
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.
Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.4% in January, despite predictions it would rise, but NAB has warned the labour market will weaken as business conditions deteriorate.
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!