How to hire staff
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!
Deloitte has partnered with law firm Norton Rose to conduct a survey on employee share option plans in order to present the government with hard-and-fast data on the issues affecting start-ups.
Australian start-up 7write.com is scrambling to find a third co-founder after being selected as a finalist for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, which has a preference for teams with three founders.
A Melbourne-based entrepreneur has taken an unusual approach in his search for tech co-founders, offering a $2,000 bounty to anyone whose recommendation is eventually hired.
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.
Bakers Delight is hoping to grow its franchise network by way of apprenticeships, after announcing it will offer 1,000 new apprenticeships in 2013, described as a “solid” opportunity.
After a software developer in the US recently outsourced his job to a Chinese consulting firm, here are four tips to help you make sure your staff aren't doing the same thing to you.
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a large multinational corporation we’ll call Inertia Corp. Their business model was dead – but senior management didn’t realise it.
Serial entrepreneur and StartupSmart mentor Michael Fox has outlined problems with employee share option plans (ESOPs) for start-ups, after being invited to meet with the federal government.
A Melbourne concreter has won an unfair dismissal case against his employer, after the company fired him for allegedly smirking during a conversation reprimanding him for a safety violation.
Especially if you’re a soloist, advice from friends and family can be invaluable. StartupSmart spoke to three experts to help you get the most out of your mentor. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Almost a quarter of Australians are planning a career change this year, while hiring intentions are mixed among employers, according to separate pieces of new research, suggesting many people could be looking to go it alone in 2013.
Having grown up with the web, Gen Ys can be a tremendous asset for your business. Here are some tips on how to hire and keep superstar Gen Ys. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.
Small businesses in the building and construction industries have until February 28 to take advantage of the federal government’s Kickstart program, which rewards employers with an additional $3,350 for taking on a new apprentice.