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Crawling back: should you welcome back a boomerang employee?

There was a time when businesses big and small avoided re-hiring ex-employees. But now, as two new studies have shown, attitudes are changing and all sorts of organisations are beginning to see the value of welcoming back former employees. by Catherine Rodie
Keeping business simple: BlackBerry’s rocky road to renewal

Keeping business simple: BlackBerry’s rocky road to renewal

BlackBerry's new business focus illustrates the importance of keeping things simple. By Paul Wallbank
Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Australian video review: Gadget Watch

In the first of a series of video reviews, here's a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. By Andrew Sadauskas
Bradley Taylor from TrueLocal: My Best Tech

Bradley Taylor from TrueLocal: My Best Tech

Bradley Taylor is the head of product for business directory and review service TrueLocal. By Andrew Sadauskas
The change being driven by Uber, and where it’s going: Best of the Web

The change being driven by Uber, and where it’s going: Best of the Web

When it comes to disruptive tech companies, it’s hard to think of a better example at the moment than Uber. But are we really being taken for a ride? By Andrew Sadauskas
Telstra’s NAS job cuts – the lessons for your business: Control Shift

Telstra’s NAS job cuts – the lessons for your business: Control Shift

Late last week, Telstra announced it is cutting 671 jobs. There's a valuable lesson in chief executive David Thodey's strategy for your business. By Andrew Sadauskas
Two Google search tools that can boost your rankings: SEO Video

Two Google search tools that can boost your rankings: SEO Video

There’s a Google tool and a Firefox plugin that can help your business website achieve a better search ranking. Here’s a look at how these two tools work. By Jim Stewart
The good Catholic’s social media commandments

The good Catholic’s social media commandments

Pope Francis is encouraging his flock to spread the church’s message with digital smiles. By Fi Bendall
Will Microsoft make up ground in the battle for our mobile phones?

Will Microsoft make up ground in the battle for our mobile phones?

Microsoft has made it clear that it has serious plans to dominate the mobile phone market place. By David Markus
Could an uninterruptible power supply save the day?

Could an uninterruptible power supply save the day?

If your business needs to stay up and running when the power goes down, then an uninterruptible power supply might make a sensible investment. By David Hancock
Tabcorp splashes out on ACT gaming provider; Mining tax raises just $600,000 during June quarter: Midday Roundup

Tabcorp splashes out on ACT gaming provider; Mining tax raises just $600,000 during June quarter: Midday Roundup

Wagering giant Tabcorp will acquire ACT government-owned gaming provider ACTTAB for $105.5 million. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
My colleague won’t stop talking about her cat

My colleague won’t stop talking about her cat

You feel frustrated and resentful that while you’re giving your work 100%, it seems like your colleague would rather be somewhere else. In this case, at home with her feline friend. By Aunty B
Milking a great opportunity: The food bowl of Asia isn’t the only thing feeding Australia’s dairy industry

Milking a great opportunity: The food bowl of Asia isn’t the only thing feeding Australia’s dairy industry

Australia’s dairy production industry is set to grow to $4.2 billion by 2019-20, as debate heats up over the future of the Australian dairy industry. By Andrew Sadauskas
CSIRO bully victims slam $4.5 million investigation that turned up no evidence

CSIRO bully victims slam $4.5 million investigation that turned up no evidence

A support forum for employees bullied while working at the CSIRO has slammed an investigation into the workplace culture at the government agency, which cost close to $4.5 million. By Eloise Keating
Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

All is fair in love and war, according to online dating service OKCupid, which this week owned up to “experimenting” on its users. By Eloise Keating
Bernie Brookes: We’re in the midst of the ‘third retail revolution’

Bernie Brookes: We’re in the midst of the ‘third retail revolution’

Myer's Bernie Brookes believes the Australian retail sector is in the midst of its third “revolution” in 50 years and it’s more important than ever for local retailers to integrate their offerings. By Eloise Keating
Air conditioning installer fined $120,000 for failing to supply goods and services

Air conditioning installer fined $120,000 for failing to supply goods and services

The Melbourne Magistrates Court has ordered an air conditioning and heating business to pay the maximum possible penalty for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. By Andrew Sadauskas
Dan Murphy’s found not liable for death at work Christmas party

Dan Murphy’s found not liable for death at work Christmas party

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has found a Dan Murphy’s employee was “on a frolic of her own” when she suffered fatal injuries at a work Christmas party. By Cara Waters
Graduates face toughest job market since 1993

Graduates face toughest job market since 1993

University graduates face one of the toughest job markets in decades, according to a survey by Graduate Careers Australia. By Andrew Sadauskas
Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

With the Australian government “actively considering” data retention, it’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens. By Bernard Keane
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