Work/life balance



Family company: Spotify brings in six-month parental leave

11:35AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Employees at the music streaming service are the latest tech employees to receive an improved paid parental leave package.

Get a life outside your business

2:00AM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Taskmaster

There are many hidden benefits to having a hobby outside work. However, especially in the early days, it can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing exclusively on your start-up.

Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think

2:00AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.

Five tips for balancing your time like a pro

11:10PM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Nina Hendy

Working out how to balance your time so you get all those tasks done can be a job in itself. If you work from home or have young kids, here are five tips to balancing your commitments.

Running a business when you're sick

10:43AM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Having the flu is never fun – let alone when you’re a sole trader. Here’s how to manage your workload when you’re feeling under the weather.

Best of the web reads: Entrepreneurship and its impact on families

9:17PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

In her last column for the print version of Inc., Meg Cadoux Hirshberg reflects on her time charting the ways entrepreneurship impacts upon families.

Top five tips to build a resilient, high performing team

8:00AM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Stuart Taylor is a managing partner at the Australian branch of the Resilience Institute, a global initiative that works with businesses to build organisational strength. Here are his five top tips for building a high performing team.

Happy workers better for business, and business owners are the happiest of the lot: Research

7:57PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Work-life balance among Australian workers is waning but bosses and younger employees in small businesses are happiest, according to new research by flexible workplace services provider Regus.

Running a business with little ones in tow

6:24PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Business can be stressful and crazy at the best of times – let alone with kids. However, by following these tips, you can minimise the carnage.

Payless overtime figures prompt warning for start-ups

5:07PM | Monday, 6 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A HR expert says start-ups need to reward staff who put in extra hours, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 26% of Australian workers who do overtime are not compensated.

Get fit for the task

4:11PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 | Taskmaster

Have you had 30 minutes of solid exercise today? If not, the Taskmaster says it's time to stop making excuses.

Putting the balance into work/life balance

2:24PM | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 | Tammy May

Work/life balance has become a hot topic in the past five to 10 years, with increasing numbers of entrepreneurs admitting they don’t achieve it, others aspiring to it, and some dismissing it all together.

Employees hoping for better work-life balance

1:30PM | Monday, 31 January 2011 | Michelle Hammond

New research reveals 83% of Australians are hoping to improve their work-life balance in 2011 on the back of a demanding work year in 2010.

The lie about balanced living

8:42PM | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 | Suzi Dafnis

Searching for that ever-elusive work/life balance?