Yearly Archives: 2019

Gold Seal reveals biggest issues facing intermediaries in 2019

Gold Seal reveals biggest issues facing intermediaries in 2019 In its role as Compliance and HR specialists for the intermediary sector, Gold Seal has analysed its records to reveal the most common questions asked by Intermediaries contacting its HR and Compliance helpline services in 2019. From an HR perspective, Performance Management was the topic

2019-12-20T10:15:41+10:00December 20th, 2019|News|

Recovering training costs when employees leave

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. We are often asked about an employer’s rights in relation to recouping the costs of training where an employee leaves after gaining a qualification or fails to complete one. The provision of training and the costs associated with this often prove problematic for many employers, who make

2019-12-12T09:11:49+10:00December 12th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

Stamping out sexual harassment in the workplace

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. No workplace, big or small, is immune to sexual harassment. It is important for senior management in every business, even small business, to take strong action against sexual harassment in the workplace. Ensuring senior management promote a culture where employees feel able to speak up about poor

2019-11-14T12:47:11+10:00November 14th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

Breach Reporting – understanding your AFSL obligations

Author: Irene Moimoi, Compliance Coordinator, Gold Seal. $10,500 and/or 1 year in prison is the minimum penalty an individual will pay if a significant breach has not been reported; if you think that’s hefty, the penalty for a company is $52,500. Instantly when we think about breaches within our organisations we think “what went wrong?”

2019-10-31T11:08:15+10:00October 30th, 2019|Articles, News|

Personal vs General Advice and Retail vs Wholesale Clients

Author: Sheila Baker, Managing Director, Gold Seal. We’ve had a few queries to the Compliance Helpline recently which indicate that the knowledge once held by Brokers about FSR basics has become less clear than it could be. We recommend that you refresh yourself on the principles…even if you think you know them. Financial Services Reform

2019-10-11T12:57:28+10:00September 30th, 2019|Articles, News|

Legal Obligations when Reference Checking

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Reference checking should be a mandatory step in the recruitment process - regardless of the position, and also when considering existing staff for a promotion or transfer within the business. It can be a legal minefield, so it is essential to understand legal obligations when conducting reference

2019-09-24T11:10:57+10:00September 24th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

The 6th winner of the Valerie Baker Memorial Award

Sponsored by Gold Seal, AIMS and Steadfast Supported by Lloyds AIMS, Gold Seal and the Steadfast Group were delighted to announce the winner of the 6th Valerie Baker Memorial Award at a special event hosted by Lloyd’s on 28 August in Sydney attended by senior executives and leading lights from

2019-09-04T14:43:54+10:00August 29th, 2019|News|