Feb 29, 2012

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Building your employer brand, Experts question Facebook business page changes, Healthcare group in receivership, Behind the billionaire soccer war

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Today on SmartCompany our marketing expert Nina Hendy takes a look at the emerging trend of employer branding, while deputy editor Madeleine Heffernan examines an unfair dismissal case from Britain which involves an employee who was fired for saying on LinkedIn that he was open to job opportunities.

We look at the collapse of a leading healthcare firm, take in Facebook’s new brand timeline changes and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson waves the yellow card at warring soccer billionaires Frank Lowy and Clive Palmer.

ATO’s data matching takes the (coffee) cake
The Tax Office has woken up and smelt the coffee with its recent round of compliance cross-checks. BY TERRY HAYES.

Managing People
How employer branding can help your business
Taking the time and effort to make your business an appealing place to work pays dividends over time. BY NINA HENDY.

Aunty B
I've been assaulted by my business partner. Help!
What you need to do is take back control by fighting back hard. Here are some initial steps.
Aunty B

Online sales
Chris Thomas
LinkedIn isn’t everyone’s first choice as an advertising platform. And while it isn’t the cheapest option on the market, well-constructed campaigns can bring some terrific results.
Ask the Experts

Business Tech Talk
Paul Wallbank
It's often said that Australian businesses can't compete and the nation can no longer support manufacturing or high tech industries. But high costs don't mean you can't compete.
Smart Blogs

Internet secrets
Craig Reardon
You may not believe it, but Facebook is becoming the new Yellow Pages as users start searching the social network for businesses.
Smart Blogs

IT Means Business
Dave Stevens
The technology landscape is changing continually, and SMEs need to change how they view the role IT plays within their own businesses.
Smart Blogs

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Frank Lowy and Clive Palmer have declared war over the way Australia’s soccer league is run. This could get ugly.
Entrepreneur Watch

Monkees' David Jones Dies aged 66: BBC News

Monkees' Davy Jones dies aged 66

Davy Jones, British-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees, dies aged 66 at his Florida home after a heart attack, his publicist confirms. 420

Financial and Forex Info News | The Australian Business Briefing Update: Electronics zap Woolies profit

Australian Business update for Thu Mar 01

Electronics zap Woolies profit
Rebecca Thurlow SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths's net profit fell by 17pc, dragged down by the restructure of its Dick Smith electronics chain.

Capital spending slips
Enda Curran PRIVATE new capital spending on buildings and equipment fell 0.3pc to $37.92bn in the fourth quarter, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows.

James Murdoch quits News International
JAMES Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the Rupert Murdoch-owned company's troubled British publishing unit.

Bernanke cautious on US recovery
Kristina Peterson and Michael R. Crittenden FED chairman Ben Bernanke warned that some US fundamentals were weak, but gave no hint of plans for bond buying by the central bank.

Stocks cut losses, miners slide
Sarah Turner THE stockmarket pared back steep opening losses today but miners continued to endure a sell-off, and the Australian dollar slipped.

Confusion over Packer ploy
John Durie THE battle for Echo Entertainment was thrown into confusion last night when Crown said it was not a substantial shareholder.

Iron ore prices to fall: Moody's
Alex MacDonald AN increase in iron ore production capacity, coupled with higher Chinese scrap steel supply, will likely drive down prices, said Moody's.

Spare us energy savings scheme
Annabel Hepworth, National business correspondent AUSTRALIA'S $120 billion electricity and gas industry is urging the government not to create a national energy savings scheme.

Financial Markets

Dollar down on soft capex
THE Australian dollar fell after data showed weaker than expected capital expenditure and building approvals.

Stocks cut losses, miners slide
Shares fall as Fed pulls the rug

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Mining & Energy

New Hope accepts an armistice
Robb M Stewart and Gillian Tan COALMINER New Hope has declared an armistice in the takeover battle that was never fought.

New Hope ends sale talks
Iron ore prices to fall: Moody's

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2012-03-01 12:29:04.0 Dollar falls on building data
2012-03-01 12:15:20.0 Woolies bolsters defences
2012-03-01 12:05:38.0 Capital spending slips
2012-03-01 11:50:58.0 Stocks cut losses, miners slide
2012-03-01 11:48:48.0 India slowdown stokes rate fears
2012-03-01 11:40:11.0 Electronics zap Woolies profit
2012-03-01 11:37:15.0 Bendigo completes Bank of Cyprus deal
2012-03-01 11:25:58.0 Macquarie demands MTR funds
2012-03-01 11:20:55.0 New Hope accepts an armistice
2012-03-01 11:15:44.0 Shares lower on US jitters
2012-03-01 11:00:46.0 New Hope ends sale talks
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2012-03-01 10:35:49.0 Shares fall as Fed pulls the rug
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