Industry outrage as independents reject parental leave bill

2:35PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  Business groups have slammed three independent MPs for failing to support a Liberal push to ease the administrative burden of Labor’s paid parental leave scheme.

Floods dampen CEOs’ confidence for 2011

2:00AM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 |  The recent spate of natural disasters has dampened the confidence of business chiefs, with the latest CEO Institute Business Confidence Index recording a fall from 45 to 39 over the last quarter.

Employment growth set to sag in 2011

2:57PM | Thursday, 10 February 2011 |  The unemployment rate remained at 5% in January despite predictions it would fall to 4.9%, with economists warning future employment growth is likely to be less robust.

Discover a potential star recruit

2:20PM | Thursday, 10 February 2011 |  Regardless of the size or stage of their business, good entrepreneurs are always on the hunt for good people.

Wage pressure rises as job market tightens

2:28PM | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 |  Employers are facing increasing wage pressure in light of the latest Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations survey, which shows employment expectations are at their highest level in more than seven years.

Services sector struggles in wake of floods

2:40PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 |  Floods, rising interest rates and the high Australian dollar saw the services sector slow down even further in January, falling 0.9 points to 45.5 points as households continue to save.

Employers warned in wake of Toys ‘R’ Us case

1:52PM | Monday, 31 January 2011 |  Employers are being urged to ensure full compliance with workers’ rights after the Fair Work Ombudsman prosecuted retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us for underpaying more than 1,000 employees.

Employees hoping for better work-life balance

1:30PM | Monday, 31 January 2011 |  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.

Two-speed economy extends to wages

1:19PM | Friday, 28 January 2011 |  New data reveals most Australian workers are missing out on significant wage rises despite an increasingly tight labour market.

Firms warned over legal impact of disasters

1:22PM | Thursday, 27 January 2011 |  Employers are being urged to review their legal obligations to staff affected by unexpected disasters such as the Queensland floods, according to legal experts.