7 ways to attract and retain millennials in your business

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In just three years, 50% of the global workforce is expected to be millennials. Stereotyped as being “entitled and narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy”[i], its little wonder that businesses owners are becoming increasingly concerned that they’ll soon be unable to find the talent required to succeed, with a shortage of suitably skilled workers their single […]

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MDA changes – what, when and who?

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How time has flown! We’re 6 months into the revised MDA services framework, but what with Christmas and all, we’ve not seen much evidence of MDA providers changing their processes. But the first deadline – for full service MDA providers – is approaching, people. It’s time to get your skates on! Here’s the first of […]

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Hierarchical decision making isn’t fit for the future

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People often think that being a leader is about knowing more than others, having all the answers, and therefore making all the decisions. However, this fixed mindset is fraught with danger. When leaders make decisions in isolation they have disengaged teams and stakeholders that don’t support the outcome. There’s also increased likelihood they’ll make an […]

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Unfair financial services contracts

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“Unfair contract terms” was the hot topic of 2016. Businesses were warned to get their contracts reviewed, multiple articles were published explaining what an unfair contract term actually is, and the ACCC worked with some industries to weed out unfair contract terms. The problem is, one party’s unfair contract term is another party’s necessary protection, […]

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CommInsure’s Back to Wellness Program receives industry recognition

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CommInsure’s ‘Back to Wellness Program’ has been awarded the ‘Risk Product Innovation Award’ at the recent Association of Financial Advisers Life Company of the Year Awards and was highly commended in the ‘Industry Research Award’ category at last week’s FSC Life Insurance Awards. The program, which was launched across CommInsure’s Group and Retail claims teams […]

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Wellbeing is central to workplace benefits in 2017: MetLife

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Workplace wellbeing looks set to remain a key ingredient of employee benefits packages in 2017 and beyond. In its latest research, MetLife Australia found employers are recognising that the right wellbeing initiatives can boost employee satisfaction and productivity, with over 70% of employers citing a better work-life balance for employees as the key outcome of […]

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How to reach the “common client”

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I reckon our household is pretty common really. We are probably what could be called a pretty “common client”. It’s a pretty common target market for most professional services, and how the people in our house buy things is probably pretty common too. Like buying a tree as a present for someone. A weird example […]

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Sentry Advice 2016 Excellence Awards winners

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Leading financial services advice licensee Sentry has announced the winners of its 2016 Excellence Awards. Each calendar year Sentry recognises outstanding performance within its Australia-wide network of member practices and financial advisers. The winners for 2016 include: Practice of the Year Award: PMM Financial Advisors (WA) Adviser of the Year Award: Andrew Halliday from AdviceOne […]

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PIMCO wins Morningstar Australia Fixed Interest Fund Manager of the Year Award for the third consecutive year

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PIMCO is the winner of the Australian Morningstar Fixed Interest Fund Manager of the Year Award for the third consecutive year as it continues to achieve “excellent results across several different capabilities” in volatile market conditions and “showed it can deliver when it really matters.” Morningstar Australia said: “PIMCO’s wide-ranging expertise in fixed income investing […]

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BT Financial Group is 2016 AFA/SI Life Company of the Year

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BT Financial Group (BT) is the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Strategic Insight (SI) Life Company of the Year for the second year running. BT, which also took out the income protection award for its BT – Income Protection Plus Plan product, was named Platinum Winner of the AFA/SI Life Company of the Year […]

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