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“I had many sleepless nights”: The KK gift of chocolate reindeer poo that ruined this public servant’s career

“I had many sleepless nights”: The KK gift of chocolate reindeer poo that ruined this public servant’s career

Forget about Christmas party etiquette, employers now need to think about how tacky Kris Kringle presents can upset staff, according to one former public servant. By Kirsten Robb
Lovisa jewellery chain sparkles on ASX debut

Lovisa jewellery chain sparkles on ASX debut

Jewellery chain Lovisa hit the sharemarket yesterday with a sparkling debut on the ASX, ringing in the new year with a 7.5% jump in its share price. By Kirsten Robb
Louis Vuitton sticks by collapsed gourmet retailer Jones the Grocer

Louis Vuitton sticks by collapsed gourmet retailer Jones the Grocer

The private equity owner of Jones the Grocer says it continues to see “strong potential” in the collapsed gourmet retailer. By Eloise Keating
Five growing businesses to watch in 2015

Five growing businesses to watch in 2015

Which home-grown business success stories will make the headlines in 2015? By Broede Carmody
Which age group is guilty of chucking the most sickies?

Which age group is guilty of chucking the most sickies?

Young workers are more likely to fake a sick day than other age groups, according to research from Melbourne University By Broede Carmody
Return of the Black(Berry): The classic business phone makes a comeback

Return of the Black(Berry): The classic business phone makes a comeback

It was the device that led the smartphone revolution – and now it’s making a comeback. By Kirsten Robb
The top 10 skills that got people hired in 2014

The top 10 skills that got people hired in 2014

Did you score your dream job in 2014? Chances are you are a tech, data, science or engineering whizz, according to recent research by professional networking platform LinkedIn. By Broede Carmody
Best of the Web: How the Simpsons changed the English language; Lessons in entrepreneurship from The Colbert Report; When Marissa Mayer tried to be Steve Jobs

Best of the Web: How the Simpsons changed the English language; Lessons in entrepreneurship from The Colbert Report; When Marissa Mayer tried to be Steve Jobs

Over on the Oxford Dictionaries blog, Michael Adams takes a look at how The Simpsons has influenced the English language. By Eloise Keating
Menswear fashion retailer Man to Man collapses

Menswear fashion retailer Man to Man collapses

Menswear retail chain Man to Man has collapsed into voluntary administration, putting the future of 82 stores in doubt a week before Christmas. By Eloise Keating
Help! I made Christmas treats for my team and one of them criticised my baking

Help! I made Christmas treats for my team and one of them criticised my baking

In a perfect world I would tell that so-and-so to take the cupcake and put it where the sun doesn’t shine. By Aunty B
Psst! There’s a new version of anonymity-based social app Secret on the way

Psst! There’s a new version of anonymity-based social app Secret on the way

Social media app Secret is relaunching its offering with a new version of the app which promises to be faster and more text-based than before, according to a report in The Verge. By Engel Schmidl
The Lighter Side: The problem with most business growth metrics

The Lighter Side: The problem with most business growth metrics

This week the team at Vooza poke some fun at just how misleading some commonly used business metrics can be. By Eloise Keating
Up to the task: How serial entrepreneur Tim Fung grew $3.5m online marketplace Airtasker

Up to the task: How serial entrepreneur Tim Fung grew $3.5m online marketplace Airtasker

Airtasker co-founder and serial entrepreneur Tim Fung says he knew he’d hit on a winning idea when he successfully pitched the online job marketplace to his disagreeable housemate. By Kirsten Robb
Facebook and Google have a moral duty to stop online abuse

Facebook and Google have a moral duty to stop online abuse

It’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. By Nicolas Suzor and Suzannah Wood
OneShift and the art of hiring a barista in less than half an hour

OneShift and the art of hiring a barista in less than half an hour

Online recruitment business OneShift is continuing to gather momentum, after the service managed to fill a position for a barista within just 27 minutes of a job ad being posted. By Andrew Sadauskas
Nine habits to develop for a successful 2015

Nine habits to develop for a successful 2015

Success does not just happen. We need to work hard to attain it, with focus and persistence, when others may give up. Some habits support this; others can stand in the way. By Leah Shmerling
Depression at holiday times

Depression at holiday times

The holiday season can often be a difficult time for people experiencing depression. By Eve Ash
What’s ahead for property in 2015?

What’s ahead for property in 2015?

Australia’s property markets enjoyed a positive 2014, but what does next year hold for investors? By Michael Yardney
What did the SmartCompany Web Awards winners do right this year?

What did the SmartCompany Web Awards winners do right this year?

Here are some of the things the winners of the SmartCompany Web Awards did right. By Jim Stewart
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