Employer

The best city to be an employer

James Adonis The best city in the world to be an employer is… not in Australia. And there isn’t an Australian city at all in the top ten.

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All in a gay's work

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James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.

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The lost age

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Tony Featherstone Why do businesses let their ‘corporate memory’ go when older workers leave?

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Find out what the staff are thinking, it really pays dividends

Office workers walk through a green lit foyer of an office building in Melbourne May 5, 2009.  Australia's central bank kept its key cash rate steady at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, choosing to save its remaining policy ammunition after 425 basis points of cuts in the past eight months.

Lanning Bennett SEEKING the views of employees is the best way of finding out what is really going on in a business, its issues, problems and challenges and what needs to be done to make the organisation perform...

$17 pay rise for country's lowest paid

Workers

Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.

Work whenever I want? Yes please

Would you work harder if you could set your own hours?

James Adonis Companies are increasingly offering '100 per cent flexibility' to their employees.

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Donut King plays host to 'humiliating' sacking

Fair Work Australia

Daniel Hurst The manager of a jewellery kiosk company could have found a better location than a Donut King outlet to inform an employee she was being made redundant, Fair Work Australia has found.

Employers renew demand for cuts in penalty rates

Submissions from the restaurant and catering industry argue that penalty rates are stifling business.

Clay Lucas Employers renew their push to cut penalty rates for workers in the hospitality and retail sectors.

In the name of the Father ... at work

church spire against the cloudy skyline.

James Adonis There's something quite intrusive about overt religion, especially in the workplace.

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Is your workplace blind to staff diversity?

Are you open to hiring staff with disabilities?

Tony Featherstone As skills shortages loom, companies need to think more about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

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Are you an office thief?

Steal.

James Adonis Is the stealing of office stationery really stealing?

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Bosses more likely to tweak resumes

Have you tweaked your resume?

Managers are the worst offenders when it comes to making false claims on their CVs, research by a talent assessment company shows.

Guarding your business when you're sick

AFR photoillustration Tamara Voninski.

Financial advisers spend a lot of time creating contingency plans for their clients, but many neglect to prepare for their own worst-case scenario.

Directors 'must be forced to pay'

Dave Oliver: 'If that means going after their personal assets then so be it.'

Ben Butler and Clay Lucas Senior union leader says the government should be able to go after the personal assets of company directors who do not keep aside enough money to pay employee entitlements.

Staff to be protected from scarpering directors

The ASIC will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities to workers when companies fail.

Ben Butler Corporate regulators will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities.

How would you rather be sacked?

George Clooney in Up In The Air.

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

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Perking up the workplace

James Adonis Company perks are becoming more and more generous.

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Casual work: a blessing or a curse?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Over two million Australians are classified as casual workers. And the trade unions aren't happy about it.

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All fired up

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James Adonis Want to sack an employee? The Fair Work Ombudsman provides five tips employers should never forget.

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The gender agenda at work

How we differ.

James Adonis New research shows men and women in the workplace aren’t just different; they’re opposites.

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