If you’ve spent any amount of time reading about the workplace lately, chances are you’ve come across the term “agile culture” at least once. It may sound like just another new-fangled buzz word, but this is one case where new and innovative business practices offer big rewards, and if you’re not already looking into this…

Sometimes, it seems our whole lives have moved out of the real world and onto the internet. Whether it’s shopping, research, dating or storage, digital has taken over modern society. It’s no wonder, therefore, that so many companies are taking large parts of their recruitment activities online. If you’re considering making the shift, or you…

In 2010, nearly 6 million people living in Australia weren’t born there. That’s nearly 30% of the total population. That means that if you’re in business, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be hiring someone who is from a different culture. That can be a scary prospect, but there are many ways you…

It’s a sad fact of modern life: no matter how safe we’d like to think our countries, cities and companies are, the threat of terrorism is a real one, and no one is immune. There are several ways that terrorism could potentially put you and your business at risk, so we’re going to look at…

It’s a common conundrum for managers and business owners: you know you need to screen potential employees, but you’re concerned about privacy laws. The last thing you want to do is be accused of breaching them, or worse: discrimination. It is a tough situation, but there are ways that you can find out what you…

Financial advisors can be the secret weapon your company needs to take your business to the next level. Especially if you don’t have a business degree and don’t have any experience in this area. Let’s face it. You can be great at what you do, and still get the cold sweats when you hear terms…

Every few years, in Australia and elsewhere in the world, there’s a high-profile case of medical malpractice. Usually, it’s negligence that is on trial, but every once in a while, it’s the medical practitioner and their credentials under the microscope. It’s every company that operates in the health care industry’s worst nightmare, but it is…

Every business should run an employee background check on potential staff members to be absolutely sure that they are hiring the right person for the job. From a personal reference check to credential checks, criminal background checks and other employee background checks, you probably have a long list of things to investigate before you make an offer….

One of the most important things in any business is cash flow. Nearly every business out there bases their future planning to some degree on money that they have yet to receive. When a customer goes insolvent and files for bankruptcy, that can damage your cash flow, and your business, in a big way. The…

The employee reference check is a critical and routine part of the hiring process for most companies these days. Chances are that you check education and qualifications, as well as verifying experience with previous employers. You might conduct international checks on immigrant candidates, and you might run credit checks on employees who will be in…

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