Employment

Mining boom blamed for rise in business failures

Mining

Courtney Trenwith The mining boom is being blamed for much of the dramatic rise in the number of failed WA businesses forced into external administration.

Job losses bode poorly for uni graduates

Uni graduates.

Tony Featherstone We need young people who can ‘create’ rather than ‘apply’ for their jobs.

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Staff don't care too much for money

Max Mason A new study shows pay and bonuses are unlikely to help drive success for SMEs.

Michael Pascoe

Spare a thought for the self-employed

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Michael Pascoe Small businesses treated as second-class citizens, but they keep the country functioning.

SMEs feel neglected, says state's first commissioner

Yasmin King.

Anneli Knight New South Wales' first small business commissioner, Yasmin King, says smaller operators in the state have struggled to have their voices heard and are suffering under excessive regulation.

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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Shining a light on moonlighting

James Adonis What’s the impact of moonlighting in the workplace? And on the employee?

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State of the unions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce.

James Adonis There has to be a way for unions and employers to work more collaboratively together.

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Culture shock: working on foreign shores

It can be difficult for overseas workers to adapt to Australian work culture.

James Adonis Australia is attracting a record number of overseas workers. But how well are they fitting in?

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Big brother just got bigger

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Some employers go to extraordinary lengths to monitor their employees’ movements.

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Hot-desking: hot or not?

Hot desk.

James Adonis Once upon a time, an employee’s desk was a home away from home. But this cosy space is slowly being taken away.

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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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Application rejected: dodgy résumés

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Even though employers spend less than a minute looking at résumés, it's enough to spot some tragic faux pas.

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It's (job) hunting season

Employment.

James Adonis Many employees are on the lookout for new opportunities. For employers, this means one thing in particular: the looming inconvenience of staff turnover.

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The lonely life of a whistleblower

Whistleblower.

James Adonis Julian Assange’s quest for truth has displayed on a grand scale what employees experience when they reveal the unethical conduct in their organisation.

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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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Political turmoil worrying operators

Small businesses declaring bankruptcy jumped 48 per cent last year.

Vince Chadwick Small business is paying the price of uncertainty in the lead-up to today's Labor leadership vote.

Why Aussie workers have got it made

Job.

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

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Losing out: why we shouldn't write off older workers

Don't write off older workers.

Tony Featherstone Ageism destroys, not renews, Australia’s skills base.

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