Telstra ordered to pay home-based worker’s injury costs

6:17PM | Monday, 27 June 2011 |  Start-ups with home-based staff have been handed a stark warning after Telstra was forced to pay legal and medical costs for an employee who suffered work-related injuries while at home.

Employees clamour for feedback and recognition: Report

6:51PM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 |  Employees value feedback and recognition more than any other attributes in their boss, according to a new survey, with Generation Y workers the most needing of praise.

FWA cut to student shift requirements gets business backing

6:27PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Industry groups have welcomed the decision to reduce the minimum shift requirements to 1.5 hours for secondary students, saying it will save jobs and stop business owners from breaking the rules.

Start-ups urged to prepare for job applications deluge

6:54PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Start-ups need to simplify the recruitment process when hiring new staff, with a new survey revealing more than a quarter of recruiters receive more than 100 applications for one position.

New employment figures highlight boom in health care

6:33PM | Friday, 17 June 2011 |  Health and social assistance has overtaken retail as Australia’s biggest employment sector, according to new data, suggesting start-ups should investigate business opportunities within this industry.

Aussie dollar and rising costs continue to cripple manufacturers

6:41PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  The strength of the Australian dollar and rising production costs continue to hurt Australian manufacturers, according to a report by Westpac and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Unemployment rate unchanged but 22,000 jobs lost

6:10PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  ABS figures reveal the unemployment rate has remained steady at 4.9% despite 22,000 full-time jobs being lost in May.

Business expectations continue to fall amid rates pressure

6:43PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 |  Business expectations are continuing to fall, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey, as interest rates remain the greatest concern among business owners.

Rates remain on hold but reprieve tipped to be short-lived

6:37PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 |  Interest rates have remained on hold for another month, but economists say the reprieve is likely to be short-lived after the Reserve Bank warned the cash rate will have to rise “at some point” due to potential inflation pressures.

Job ads drop in May as inflation pressures remain

6:41PM | Monday, 6 June 2011 |  Job advertisements fell for the second straight month in May, making it the first time the economy has seen two consecutive months of negative job ads since July 2009.