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How to be an effective team member

by Alison Stieven-Taylor

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford.

CEO warns business owners that staff cutting may cripple their business

10X CEO, Nic Clark, warns Australian business owners that staff cutting can be detrimental to your business. Instead, strong leadership is the key to helping your business survive the recession.

CEO shares Top Four leadership strategies for recession-proofing businesses

Business owners need to guide with vision and focus on leadership, if they are to keep their businesses afloat during the recession, according to 10X CEO, Nic Clark.

The power of the collective

Alison Stieven-Taylor
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Improved Measurement on Incentive Investment Crucial in Challenging Economic Times

The tougher economic outlook means increased scrutiny on the returns on investment in employee reward and recognition programmes can be expected, according to Solterbeck, Australia’s leading performance improvement company.

Skills shortage - Casting a Wider Net

I recently attended a printing industry forum on the skills shortage, addressed passionately and with conviction by the former Federal Minister, Dr Sharman Stone. The debate included various strategies on attracting and retaining  employees, which I believe is a topic currently exercising all our minds.

Workplace Agreements are here to stay, in spite of the Labor Government

The ASGA (Australian Sign  Graphic Association) Queensland Branch held a very informative evening on the 6th February 2008 on the subject of Workplace Agreements where a working template was discussed by its author, Warwick Ryan of Central Coast Business Lawyers. The template is free of charge to all ASGA financial members.

Operation Employee Loyalty - 12 ways small business owners can keep their best employees on board

by Dottie DeHart

Every entrepreneur knows the hectic lifestyle that comes along with starting and running a company. (Heck, most of us live for the craziness!) But have you ever considered how this work schedule affects your employees? Since your employees can make or break your business, you must keep your best ones around.

Good staff - gaining, training and retaining

By James Cryer 

Talk given by James Cryer at the 70th Junior Printing Annual General Meeting.

Why would anyone work for you?

By James Cryer

Retaining candidates / employees has become an increasing issue in the printing industry. Therefore it is important for employers to look at a whole range of benefits - not all monetary - when they seek to attract, and retain good candidates - one of the toughest challenges currently facing us, as an industry.

How to find a good sales rep

How to find a good sales rep
by James Cryer

May I toss a few thoughts into the melting-pot on one of the most vexing issues which companies face: how to pick a successful sales rep.
My first problem with that proposition is that it is the wrong question. To my mind, it should be: how to pick a sales rep that will be successful for (or with) our company. That is a far more searching question and I will explain why.