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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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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Over 50? Move aside old 'codger'

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Adele Horin Male workers on average salaries are the biggest victims of age discrimination, a study shows.

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Workers hard at it, but also waste a lot of time

Australians work longer hours, but 18 pper cent of their time at work is ineffective and of no value.

Mark Hawthorne Wasted work hours cost Australian businesses an astonishing $109 billion each year.

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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.

Greens propose more flexible work hours

The Australian Greens are planning to introduce legislation that would give workers the right to more flexible hours.

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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Ho ho ... oh: planning the office Christmas party

Office Christmas parties can get out of hand.

James Adonis ‘Tis the season to be organising the office Christmas party. Here are seven ways to minimise the risk.

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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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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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When the workplace honeymoon ends ...

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James Adonis Enthusiasm abounds when employees start a new job. But it does not last.

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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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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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Rise of the 'intrapreneur'

Ideas.

James Adonis Many entrepreneurs remember what it was like working for an employer. There might be bright sparks in your business feeling the same way.

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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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Casual work: a blessing or a curse?

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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