How to hire staff



The five types of employee leave

11:46PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If you’re hiring your first full-time employees, it’s important to know what your legal obligations are to your staff. When it comes to leave, here are five types of leave you need to be aware of.

Six tips for avoiding unfair dismissal claims

11:48PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If an employee is dismissed in a “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” manner they may be awarded up to six month’s pay. Here are six things you need to do before you sack a member of your staff.

Hiring a coder: The great Fizz Buzz debate

10:59PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Taskmaster

So here’s the situation: You’re looking to hire a coder – and a good one. Here’s one technique you should consider.

How to hire the right people for your start-up

10:36PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Michael Hansen

We all know about the ‘war for talent’ and the importance of getting the right people to join your team, but in a start-up it can make all the difference between whether you succeed or fail.

Sydney Swans set to sign Buddy Franklin: What to do when a key position team member is poached

10:55PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Hawthorn Football Club looks set to be left reeling from the loss of key forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, as late yesterday it was revealed the star is set to sign with the Sydney Swans.

What I’ve learnt about outsourcing

9:49PM | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Outsourcing remains a controversial topic and it seems everyone holds a different opinion. Here are my experiences with sending tasks offshore – both good and bad.

Who wants an intern? New platform launches to enable connections

9:02PM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Rose Powell

An online platform to enable easier access for interns and start-ups has launched this week in Sydney.

Three things to remember when picking the right start-up team

9:58PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | Marc Peskett

Building your start-up team is one of the biggest decisions that you will make. Here’s how to do it right.

Diversity in the workplace: Don’t hire clones of yourself

8:33PM | Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Dare, if you will, to imagine this nightmare scenario. It’s an office – a Taskmaster Tower – full of Taskmaster clones.

Recruitment: Why age should be no barrier

8:54PM | Monday, 12 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Age discrimination at both ends of the spectrum poses a golden opportunity for smart entrepreneurs looking to hire staff.

When to hire a CFO

6:37PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Matthew Murphy

As a business grows, it becomes important to make the right decision when hiring key staff such as a chief financial officer.

Overcome your fear of hiring the best employee

6:49AM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Taskmaster

In theory, every job search is a search for the best possible candidate. In practice, thousands of job applicants get knocked back each year on the grounds they’re “overqualified”.

Rudds under the bed: Why your business needs some meetings

6:58PM | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | Taskmaster

Is there a politician lurking in your office? Old Taskmaster says it’s time to catch them out!

Trend: World-leading entrepreneurs are investing in new hires this year

6:27PM | Friday, 7 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A report by global business investment firm Ernst & Young has found entrepreneurs all over the world are looking to hire new talent both in their own countries and abroad.

The 10 biggest issues facing start-ups in 2013: #5 Hiring and firing staff

5:47PM | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Gunilla Haglundh

In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine recruitment. Knowing how to hire staff or how to legally let them go is one of the big challenges businesses face.

Is your workforce like a bunch of fresh flowers or dead roses?

5:48PM | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

When it comes to energy and vibrancy, an enthusiastic workforce is a lot like a fresh bouquet of flowers. However, like the contents of a vase, your staff morale needs to be tended to regularly.

Business concern mounts as apprenticeship numbers fall

5:18AM | Friday, 24 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

An industry body has expressed its concern over figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, which shows a drop in the number of people starting apprenticeships.

Five key tips to finding your ideal co-founder

5:10PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Finding a co-founder is one of those things that can happen in an instant or it can take months of fruitless searching. However long your search takes, here are five top tips to help you out.

Pollenizer hunts co-founder for Skype creator’s new venture

5:14AM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Pollenizer is looking for co-founders for four of its start-ups, one of which would involve a partnership with a Skype co-founder while another would involve working with the former chief executive of CareerOne.

Abbott to relax IR laws for start-ups, but industry wants more

5:06PM | Friday, 10 May 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Business has given a mixed response to the Coalition's industrial relations policy released yesterday, with praise for its proposed relaxation of penalties for awards rates misdemeanours but concern about no action on penalty rates.