This morning got off to a more relaxing 11.15am start meeting Andrew Wadsworth from Atrium Underwriting at their Lloyds base. Andrew was another person who was very generous in spending his time with me. We discussed the types of risks that Atrium commonly underwrite and how they can assist with my business. I also spent… Read More Talking Insurance
Today my campaign kicked off in a serious way spending a day with Richard Johnston at RFIB with an easy 9.45-10am start. So I woke up today as a man with a plan. On my recon last night I spied a bike hire rack across the road from my apartment which cost two pounds for… Read More Eyes Opened
Well the moment has finally arrived. When I received the Valerie Baker Memorial Award at a cocktail event on the 5th May today seemed like an eternity away. Looking back now, time has gone in the blink of an eye wrapped up in planning and the general activity around the Award, my normal work and… Read More Arrived!
While everybody’s talking about better education for brokers, we’ve gone ahead and done it. Gold Seal has released its much-awaited, revamped broker education suite of courses following ASIC’s new guidelines – FNS15. The courses have been reviewed and updated from the ground up to meet the new requirements and provide ‘real life’ value to brokers.… Read More Gold Seal launches new broker education courses
Last month’s HR article looked at best practice when it comes to conducting disciplinary or warning meetings and how to go about notifying an employee of the impending meeting. It touched briefly on the importance of providing the employee with reasonable notice to arrange a support person to be present at the meeting. But just… Read More Role of a support person at disciplinary/warning meetings
It is very important to follow process when conducting disciplinary or warning meetings, particularly if they may ultimately lead to termination. A common question to the HR/IR helpline is how to go about notifying an employee of the impending meeting. It can be difficult to know how much notice to give someone and also how… Read More Giving Notice for Possible Termination Meetings
At Gold Seal, we welcome the discussions around broker education between NIBA and ANZIIF and are keen to hear the outcomes. This is a useful first step. However, we do feel that these discussions are missing a great opportunity to effect significant change and ensure education is of real value. There are many parties who… Read More Education talks should be more inclusive……..
Workplace Privacy It is important for employers, employees and their representatives to know what information may be collected and retained by employers and whether it can be passed on to others. Privacy is the word we give to being able to keep certain information to ourselves and to control what happens to our personal information.… Read More Are you aware of Workplace Privacy Laws?
We’ve put together a list of the employment relations changes that were introduced on 1 July 2015. If you are not already aware of these, you need to be, as they may affect your business compliance. Increase to Minimum Wage The 2015 annual wage review was announced on 2 June 2015, with the new minimum… Read More Are you on top of the employment relations changes?
According to ASIC – The financial services industry needs a fundamental shift in culture. In recent speeches given by ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft, he announced that ASIC intends to incorporate culture into its risk-based surveillance reviews. So you may well ask – Since when did culture have anything to do with the regulator? At the… Read More A Shift in Culture