Staff management


Zirtual pulls plug and sacks workers with 1am email: How to avoid a similar startup fate

8:00PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 |  A large US startup demonstrated how to abruptly disappear completely last night, and in turn showed companies how not to deal with the inherit state of flux that most startup founders are in.

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.