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Thursday, 25 June 2015

How this chief executive got paid $US1.8 million and didn’t even turn up on his first day

A chief executive in the US has been paid a $US1.8 million ($2.3 million) severance package as compensation for his top tier pay packet, despite the fact he never worked a day with the company. by Kirsten Robb
 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

NIB leaks customer details: Four security lessons for your business

NIB private health fund customers logging onto their online portals yesterday were able to view other NIB customers' mobile numbers, email addresses and claims history. by Rebecca Colquhoun
 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

How Gelato Messina raised its prices and kept sweet with its customers

Gelato Messina has seemingly done the impossible – raised its prices without upsetting its customers. by Kirsten Robb
 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

One-in-five Aussies chuck a sickie after boozing: How your business’ productivity is hampered by the hangover

It seems drinking the whole bottle of wine is not just creating a headache for those of us that like to indulge a little too much sometimes – the productivity of small businesses is being hampered by the humble hangover. by Kirsten Robb
 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Why SMEs have lost faith in their traditional advisers

Here's why SMEs are relying less on traditional trusted business advisers like accountants, lawyers and bank managers. by Neil Slonim
 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Service moments: How one person’s actions can damage your brand

Sometimes businesses fall down in one or more service areas and lose their way on the path to being a service champion. by Eve Ash
 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Six effective ways to have that difficult conversation at work

Unfortunately in business, things don’t always go to plan, and sometimes tough decisions need to be made. Here are some simple guidelines to help you communicate bad news to your employees. by Grace McCarthy
 

Monday, 23 February 2015

How Jen Bishop, an editor turned full-time blogger, found work-life balance

Most people's idea of work life balance is a myth, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Rather, it means, we need to redefine what the concept actually means. by Jen Bishop
 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Pie Face founder Wayne Homschek turfed from board as new management team seek to turn things around

Pie Face co-founder Wayne Homschek has been ousted from the board of the company he founded more than 10 years ago, less than two months after the company emerged from voluntary administration. by Eloise Keating
 

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