Unemployment

How would you rather be sacked?

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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Word of (bad) mouth

Word of mouth.

James Adonis New research reveals the majority of employees wouldn't recommend their employer to anyone else.

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Survival of the fittest

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis A performance psychologist provides five tips on how to become more assertive in the workplace.

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Perking up the workplace

James Adonis Company perks are becoming more and more generous.

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Internet via contact lenses, as computers die out

Contact lenses

James Adonis What will workplaces be like in 2030? Respected futurists share their forecasts.

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Managers in distress

James Adonis

James Adonis An Australian study released last week revealed that 40 per cent of managers are suffering from distress.

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Profile of a great boss

What makes a great boss?

James Adonis What makes a great boss? A survey of 3000 employees last year reveals the top ten ideal characteristics.

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And the top 10 employers are...

Getaway.

James Adonis A study released this week has shown that 73 per cent of workers want to work somewhere else.

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Politicians’ power games undermining small business

Tony Featherstone Have your say about how leadership speculation is affecting sentiment.

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Closing the gap - at work

Aboriginal flag.

James Adonis Some employers have had huge success in hiring indigenous workers. Others, though, are struggling.

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Why Aussie workers have got it made

Job.

James Adonis How does our good fortune compare with other countries?

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Reinvent yourself after redundancy

Kylie Nash.

Valerie Khoo For many people, redundancy is not a cause for despair but a catalyst for reinvention.

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Does Gen Y really exist?

James Adonis I wonder if the Gen Y stereotype is in fact vapid and vacuous.

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Profits: does nothing else matter?

Profits.

James Adonis Arriving next month at a bookstore near you is a paperback titled Profits aren’t Everything, They’re the only Thing. But pity the employees with bosses who heed this advice.

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Crisis gave bosses a chance to wring more out of their workers: research

Bad boss.

Paul Bibby The common perception that employers and employees pulled together to avoid sackings during the economic downturn hides a more sinister reality that some employers used the crisis to their advantage,...

SMEs risk being left behind

Dollar signs and stick figures.

Julianne Dowling A newly-released survey says that while small business is driving recovery and growth in South East Asia, Australia will be left behind.