Pymetrics
Features

How Pymetrics is removing bias from the recruitment process

- October 5, 2018 4 MIN READ

A range of organisations and initiatives have sought to tackle unconscious bias – or straight out bias – in recruitment over the last few years. The Victorian Government, for example, last year launched a pilot program called Recruit Smarter to trial different approaches, such as blind CVs, to address the issue. Approaching the problem with artificial intelligence… Read more »

Resources

5 steps to a happy healthy work culture

- February 11, 2018 3 MIN READ

  Talent is a hot commodity and can be hard to find. If you have good talent working for you don’t risk letting it walk out the door! A well-defined organisational culture can keep employees from moving on, says Stockdale and Leggo COO Anna Thomas.   In a market where loyalty has become far less… Read more »

Features

How can you tell if someone is a ‘good hire’?

- September 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

Dr Amantha Imber, an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of innovation consultancy, Inventium, has helped many businesses innovate more successfully. She works with the likes of Google, Virgin Airlines and Commonwealth Bank. Here, she shares with Business Builders her personal interviewing processes to help you always get the best hire. According to Dr Amantha, there is… Read more »

Features

How to be a better employer

- September 13, 2017 4 MIN READ

If you’re running a small business, you’re probably still learning what it means to be an employer. Keep on assigning tasks to your employees, and they will never develop leadership skills that are necessary for the growth of your company. It’s possible to train particular skills in your employees and help them learn how to be a… Read more »

Business Basics

How to protect yourself as an employer

- July 26, 2017 3 MIN READ

Running a small business is challenging enough to forget that as an employer you’re also responsible for the behaviour of your employees in the workplace. One of the most serious problems a small business owner might face is vicarious liability. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you understand vicarious liability and protect yourself from it. What… Read more »

Competition

WIN! $60,000 worth of small business support & lunch with David Koch! This competition has now ended.

- May 25, 2017 4 MIN READ

News flash: the lucky winner is Just Mums Recruitment! Just Mums Recruitment have won $63,727 worth of small business support from Kochie’s Business Builders experts including from KBB Digital 1 x Our Top of the Range Custom Website. Web Premier Package = $13,200, 1 x Enterprise Grade Web Hosting & Management for 6 months =… Read more »

Business Basics

Essential 2017 year end tax tips

- May 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

It’s that time of year when businesses can benefit by considering strategies to minimise their tax burden. This is the first of a three part series on tax we are doing to help prepare you for tax time. Here, we look at some actions small businesses can consider in order to reduce their tax for… Read more »

Resources

5 steps to manage staff conflict

- March 20, 2017 3 MIN READ

Ready to answer a hypothetic question? When you arrive at work, you become aware of two of your employees arguing. As you walk closer, their voices increase in volume and one of your employees storms off slamming the door behind them. Do you: A) Retrace your steps, leave the building and go back home? B) Quickly say hi to… Read more »

Business Basics

Free government funding for staff training

- March 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

Limited cash-flow is an oft-used excuse for putting off staff development projects in a small business. However, with the help of government funding, this doesn’t have to be the case. Offering training is great way to retain staff. A more productive workforce is also paramount for the bottom line. So, how can your small business benefit from subsidised training… Read more »

News

Penalty rates cut a win for small business

- February 23, 2017 2 MIN READ

Great news for small businesses! The Fair Work Commission has decided to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy sectors. However, Sunday wages will not be dropping to the same level as Saturday rates. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell says, “A reduction… Read more »