Interview

MANAGING

It's survival of the agile amid tough times

Alexandra Cain Small businesses are increasingly adapting their operations to survive in a challenging market.

Leaving an audience bored speechless

Meeting.

James Adonis Business speeches don't need to be boring - but how do you become a better presenter?

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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Social networking - or social and not working?

Social media: help or hindrance for employers?

James Adonis For many employers, the first instinct is to ban the use of social media at work. But is this a smart move?

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They like me, they like me not

Big fan of your workmates?

James Adonis Do employees need to like each other in order to work well together?

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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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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 celebrity CEO: Zappos's Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh.

Valerie Khoo There aren't too many celebrity CEOs in the world. But without a doubt, Tony Hsieh is one of them.

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MANAGING

The man behind the Aesop brand

Aesop.

Rachel Wells Dennis Paphitis likes to share an inspiring quote - just don't mention the weather.

10 questions for ...

A brief touch on a sticky subject

Nikki Vriends.

Waxing salon owner Nikki Vriends says the freedom of working for yourself is second-to-none.

10 Questions for...

Turning crisis into opportunity

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Founder of woman's lifestyle website RESCU, Bahar Etminan, says the close personal relationships you develop in your own business cannot be beaten.

How an app can turn your business around

Ipad for app file.

Valerie Khoo An app can be the perfect way to enhance your business's current offerings and create a whole new revenue stream.

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Entrepreneur ‘failures’ can be heroes too

Factoring

Tony Featherstone Every so often, an interview sticks with you for weeks or months. I have thought about a refreshingly honest comment from Billie Goat Soap founder Leanne Faulkner, about the downside of media stories...

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Profiling the personality profile

Dove

James Adonis Personality profiling can be freakishly accurate, but it also raises questions about fairness.

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Should you trust your instincts?

Should you trust your gut feeling?

James Adonis Intuition in the workplace: is it a bad thing, or a good thing?

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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.

Shoppers in limbo as company flails

Company in limbo.

Larissa Ham The owner of a national extended-warranty company appears to have gone to ground, leaving many consumers wondering when their electrical goods - sent in for repair - will be returned.

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Warranty company silent on return of goods

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Larissa Ham Many consumers wondering when their electrical goods - sent in for repair - will be returned.

How to sabotage your career

James Adonis Has your job stalled, or maybe even your business? You could blame everyone else, or you could take a look in the mirror.

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