Hired

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.

WORKPLACES

The downside to working from home

Make sure your work doesn't suffer.

Alexandra Cain Operating from home? Make sure the quality of your work doesn't suffer.

Comments 8

What makes a popular boss?

Boss.

James Adonis We asked 1000 Australians to describe the best boss they've ever had. Here are the results.

Comments 18

Are restructures a waste of time?

Rubik's Cube.

James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?

Comments 12

It's all about who you know ... or is it?

James Adonis Nepotism is common in family-owned businesses, but few workplaces are immune.

Comments 6

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.

Comments 14

Pointing the finger at bad customer service

Perhaps retail bosses are to blame for a decline in customer service.

James Adonis Most people blame young employees for poor customer service, but perhaps it’s their bosses who are responsible.

Comments 31

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.

Comments 7

A nip and tuck to get ahead

Cosmetic surgery.

James Adonis A survey released this week has revealed one-fifth of working women admit they’d consider getting cosmetic surgery to further their career.

Comments 7

Background checks and background cheques

James Adonis Companies specialising in the delivery of background checks are flourishing in all their forms.

Comments 4

Teenager fired over Mum's wage concerns

Rania Spooner A Perth business has been accused of sacking a teenager because his mum questioned his alleged pay rate of less than $6 an hour.

Closing the gap - at work

Aboriginal flag.

James Adonis Some employers have had huge success in hiring indigenous workers. Others, though, are struggling.

Comments 15