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Monday, 27 July 2015

Be a rock star by getting your priorities right

Effective prioritising is, thankfully, not always a matter of getting up at four in the morning. by Eve Ash
 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Target under fire for Dion Lee ad with “anorexic-looking” model

Target Australia is being forced to defend ads for its collaboration with fashion designer Dion Lee, with more than 14,000 people signing an online petition calling for the retailer to pull the advertising because it features an “anorexic-looking model”. by Eloise Keating
 

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
 

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