Payless overtime figures prompt warning for start-ups

5:07PM | Monday, 6 May 2013 |  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.

Stopping corporate culture from strangling your start-up

2:02PM | Monday, 25 February 2013 |  Corporate bureaucracy can squeeze the creativity out of any business. However, there are ways to retain your entrepreneurial edge as your start-up grows. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Don’t take a casual approach to casual staff, start-ups warned

11:49PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 |  A recruitment expert has warned start-ups to tread carefully with regard to casual staff, after a survey revealed more than a third of employers have increased their use of temporary workers over the past 12 months.

Widespread sickies puts focus on start-ups’ sick leave policies

8:46PM | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 |  Start-ups should “undoubtedly” put in place a sick leave policy from the get-go, an expert says, after a report revealed Australians are taking a third more sick leave than their UK counterparts.

Employers urged to be open-minded about company culture

5:22PM | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 |  Start-ups should remain open-minded with regard to piercings and tattoos among potential employees, experts say, or risk becoming too rigid in their culture and customer interactions.

Start-ups urged to set the tone for gender diversity

5:35PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 |  Start-ups can set the tone with regard to gender diversity, experts say, after a new report revealed more than 75% of small firms do not intent to appoint a female to a senior management position.

Twitter could outshine LinkedIn for recruitment, report reveals

4:55PM | Tuesday, 24 April 2012 |  Twitter is emerging as an increasingly useful platform for recruiters, according to new research into job advertisements on social media services.

Employers to be offered $1,000 bonus for hiring older workers

4:50PM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 |  Start-ups are being urged to consider older workers as a viable talent pool, after the Federal Government announced it will offer a $1,000 bonus to employers who hire a worker aged 50 or over.

Expert offers planning tips after Pinterest co-founder departs

4:49PM | Wednesday, 4 April 2012 |  Start-up founders need to be realistic about how long they intend to stay with their business, an expert says, after Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra announced his departure from the company.

Workplace bullying code slammed by employers

1:50PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  A leading business group has criticised a draft code of practice on workplace bullying, claiming small businesses will be unable to introduce some of its proposals.