Staff management


How can I effectively delegate tasks to my staff?

12:35PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  For the business to grow, you have to let go and trust your staff.

Devise a system for reporting bad behaviour

7:15PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 |  Having a formal process through which staff can report suspected unethical behaviour is crucial in any business. Just ask Rupert Murdoch.

Start thinking about performance reviews

5:00AM | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 |  Instead of thinking of performance reviews as a chore, think of it as the time to have a big-picture chat about an employee’s career.

Praise a staff member

5:00AM | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 |  Time to try using one of the smartest (and cheapest) management tools going around – praise.

Hold an open day

3:00AM | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 |  What better way to thank the support teams of our employees by giving them a tour, some lunch and a better understanding of what their mums, dads, spouses and friends actually do via an open day.

Take an employee to lunch

12:01PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Here’s an old management trick that I learnt back in the dark ages. It’s really simple, but incredibly effective.

Ask yourself if you would re-hire your team

9:45PM | Monday, 19 September 2011 |  While improving your hiring processes and policies is important in a growing company, business owners also need to be able to make tough calls on existing staff.

Maintaining your business’ Christmas cheer

12:55PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  The Christmas season affects different companies in different ways, and it can have a significant impact on your business. BY GREG HAYES.

Take a Melbourne Cup tip

11:29AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  It is a major responsibility of any employer to ensure staff are in their right roles.

Make sure you understand pay rules about work outside of business hours

10:59PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 |  Have you checked your pay obligations and ensured that you are meeting them? If not, you need to do it today.