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What makes a real entrepreneur believable?

Tony Featherstone How believable are you as an entrepreneur? Lots of people say they are entrepreneurs, but in truth are small business owners, or unwilling to take true entrepreneurial risk.

Find out what the staff are thinking, it really pays dividends

Office workers walk through a green lit foyer of an office building in Melbourne May 5, 2009.  Australia's central bank kept its key cash rate steady at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, choosing to save its remaining policy ammunition after 425 basis points of cuts in the past eight months.

Lanning Bennett SEEKING the views of employees is the best way of finding out what is really going on in a business, its issues, problems and challenges and what needs to be done to make the organisation perform...

Donut King plays host to 'humiliating' sacking

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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.

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.

The problem with rudeness at work

Mr Rude.

James Adonis Mr and Mrs Rude exist not just in children’s books but in workplaces too, causing consternation wherever they go.

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Warranty company on the brink, say ex-staff

Myer's profits have plunged.

Jane Lee and Max Mason A struggling company that provided extended warranties for Myer and Big W is under the regulators' spotlight, amid claims from former staff that it has failed to pay wages since the first week of...

'You're Fired!': Bouris sacks own staff

Mark Bouris.

Michael Evans The Mark Bouris-chaired technology company TZ has slashed its workforce as part of cost cuts to avoid a cash crunch.

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.

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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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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Working hard for the... money?

Money.

James Adonis Four of Australia’s most respected workplace researchers answer the question: does money really matter?

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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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Missing: hard-working managers

Bosses suck.

James Adonis A new survey reveals that one third of bosses admit they’re underperforming.

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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.

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Profits: does nothing else matter?

Profits.

James Adonis Arriving next month at a bookstore near you is a paperback titled Profits aren’t Everything, They’re the only Thing. But pity the employees with bosses who heed this advice.

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Who is your company’s worst employee?

Tony Featherstone Helping workplace strugglers improve can have a huge effect on overall performance.

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Business Maxims

New super rules

Piggy bank

Max Newnham The changes announced in this year's budget relating to maximum super contributions have been passed by parliament and apply from 1 July 2009.