Features

Why your small biz needs a sexual harassment policy in a #metoo world

- August 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

Soon after sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced, the #metoo movement against sexual harassment and assault took off. In an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace, victims everywhere have taken to social media to share their stories and, in some cases, call… Read more »

News

Ask Kochie: A solution for short term staff issues

- May 13, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

In this week’s Ask Kochie, Kerry Pietrobon owner of Harlow, an Australian designer label for plus-sized women, asks Kochie’s advice on how to find temporary reliable staff to help fill the gaps in times of need. Kochie enlists the assistance of Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business at Australia Post to find out how their… Read more »

5 ways to improve the employee experience by Ush Danek
Experts

5 ways to improve the employee experience

- January 17, 2018 4 MIN READ

HR Expert, Ushma Dhanak, shares her top tips to generate employee satisfaction Improving the ‘customer experience’ has become a buzz phrase in business. From ecommerce stores to any retail or other service-oriented business, the phrase neatly sums up the need to focus on personal user experiences in all customer interactions. It’s seen as the key… 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

These tips will help protect your brand

- April 18, 2017 3 MIN READ

We know that in today’s competitive marketplace just offering a great product or service will no longer cut it. For a business to be successful, a fantastic product must also be paired with a fantastic brand to represent it. When you are just starting out as a small business owner, conceptualising, establishing and implementing measures… 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 »