Legislation

On the 10th day of Xmas, my boss gave to me...

Belinda Williams Frugal bosses cop a lot of flak at Christmas time. But are employees expecting too much?

Greens propose more flexible work hours

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

SMEs feel neglected, says state's first commissioner

Yasmin King.

Anneli Knight New South Wales' first small business commissioner, Yasmin King, says smaller operators in the state have struggled to have their voices heard and are suffering under excessive regulation.

Sick and tired of absenteeism

Sickie.

James Adonis When your employees feel insignificant, they act that way.

Treading carefully: persevering with under-performers

Risky Business

Belinda Williams Individuals wield significant power in small businesses. So how long can employers afford to persevere with under-performing staff?

The micromanager's downfall

Kevin Rudd.

James Adonis The autopsy of Kevin Rudd’s political death will determine several causes of his dizzying downfall, and one of those will undoubtedly be his micromanagement style.