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‘Presenteeism’ is no gift for employees
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‘Presenteeism’ is no gift for employees

Time to rid companies of old-fashioned views about workplace productivity.

  • by Tony Featherstone

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Should executive assistants spy on their boss?
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Should executive assistants spy on their boss?

Calls for boards to spend more time with assistants to find out what’s going on.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Who’s really to blame for too many unwanted graduates?
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Who’s really to blame for too many unwanted graduates?

Australia’s skill base suffers as students choose oversupplied professions.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Should companies pay to collect your data?
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Should companies pay to collect your data?

Benefits of the data boom are becoming too one-sided for industry.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Food delivery power will become harder to swallow
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Food delivery power will become harder to swallow

Consumers and restaurants need adequate protection as a food-distribution duopoly forms.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Parents v. singles: is there an unfair workplace bias?
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Parents v. singles: is there an unfair workplace bias?

It’s smart business to support parents but the family unit is changing.

  • by Tony Featherstone
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Over time for debate on unpaid white-collar work
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Over time for debate on unpaid white-collar work

Greater clarity needed on what is ‘reasonable’ for extra work without pay.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Tourism backlash overseas provides lessons for Australia
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Tourism backlash overseas provides lessons for Australia

No holiday for locals who are struggling with hordes of international tourists.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Is it time to kill the office Christmas party?
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Is it time to kill the office Christmas party?

Inappropriate behaviour is unacceptable, but has the work party become sanitised beyond usefulness?

  • by Tony Featherstone
Cyber security a risk to small business project wins
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Cyber security a risk to small business project wins

The need for corporates and governments to defend supply chains has never been greater.

  • by Tony Featherstone
Does your workplace need more light?
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Does your workplace need more light?

Time to see the (natural) light for a happier office environment.

  • by Tony Featherstone