The dodgy side of workers' comp

James Adonis   How many people are really rorting this system?

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Has outsourcing gone too far?

is it time your company re-thought outsourcing and offshoring?

Tony Featherstone   Problems emerge when outsourcing is driven by a cost-cutting obsession and companies forget about the value of permanent employees.

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Three pills every leader needs

Big pharma

Claire Dunn   Taken every day, this medicine can make the difference between surviving and thriving and ending up in a Centrelink queue.

The upside of being sacked

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James Adonis   Being let go is what some people need to effect real change in their lives.

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This is why it pays to proofread

Look it up: Pouring over a French-English dictionary might increase your white brain cells.

Kate Jones   Meet the business owner who learnt why it's essential to never leave the letter f out of the word shift.

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Top tips for welcoming and sending off employees

"Looking further ahead we see Australia's outperformance ending," the IMF's James Daniel said.

Peter Forbes   COMMENT: Here's how to meet the four biggest challenges small businesses face employing and farewelling team members.

How erotic is your workplace?

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James Adonis   Sexual relations are an uninvited guest in many businesses. But they're a guest who won't be easily evicted.

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Good help ain't hard to find


Louis White   What's the one source of great staff businesses tend to ignore?

Off your face at work

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Tony Featherstone   Does your boss have the right to sack you after you've tested positive for booze or drugs on the job?

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Guanxi: the art of Chinese networking

Savina Yang: it's all about relationships.

Nigel Bowen   If you want to do business successfully in China, you'd better understand how the exchange of favours operates.

How should you handle obesity at work?

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James Adonis   It's a weighty question that requires proper consideration.

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Blow-in bosses kill careers

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Tony Featherstone   The nine tell-tale signs you're working for a corporate villain.

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Lessons from not-for-profits

All enterprises face similar challenges on their way to success.

Ursula McGeown   There are many things small businesses can learn from their peers in this sector.

Avoiding the risk of fraud


Marc Cohen   COMMENT: Identity theft is on the rise but there are ways you can deter criminals.

Ever damaged your work place?

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James Adonis   If you have, scientists now know why. So have you?

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Woopee look at me I'm green!

Kermit the Frog.

James Adonis   It's all the rage for businesses to strut their environmental credentials. Do you buy it?

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Young workers don't need flexibility

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Tony Featherstone   Fair enough mums should be allowed to work from home. But why should the privilege be extended to Gen Y?

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The case for taking drugs at work

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James Adonis   Plenty of people are on the gear at the office. Does this give them an unfair advantage?

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The death of business travel

Skyscanner now has 1 million unique visitors a month, versus more than 4 million for Webjet.

Christine Long   It used to be the norm for SMB owners to spend time overseas sourcing products. Is that still the case with the rise of online buying?

Are open plan offices insane?

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Tony Featherstone   Are they work spaces that encourage collaboration or merely a ploy to squash us in like sardines?

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You're not a loser

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James Adonis   What's the best way to recover from failure?

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Eleven excuses for not starting a business

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Tony Featherstone   Forget the cop-outs. It's time for you to get out there and 'have a go'.

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How to nail a difficult conversation

Avoid having a heat of the moment conversation in the heat of the moment. It's sure to end in tears or worse.

Kate Jones   Most of us prefer to avoid confronting others with our disagreements, but there's a right way to do it.

Are you killing your staff?

If you're operating a toxic workplace you could be shortening your employees' lifespan.

Caroline James   If you're operating a toxic workplace you could be shortening your employees' lifespan.

Which businesses are selling?


Adam Courtenay   The number of firms for sale is skyrocketing, so what are people actually buying?

The one great hipster lesson

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Tony Featherstone   It's not how to grow a beard or take a selfie. So what is it?

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Is this Australia's best employee?

Ellen O'Reilly: made $1200 on her first day.

Caroline James   Good employees are usually reliable, productive team-players, so what makes someone exceptional?

Seven ways to sidestep workplace whingers

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Tony Featherstone   There are ways to avoid office bores and time-wasters.

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Is it important to be nice?

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James Adonis   Does how you act at work matter, or is it all about getting the job done?

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Too old to start a new career?

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James Adonis   Does age matter when you're looking for new opportunities?

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