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Valerie Baker Memorial Award is cancelled for 2020

Sponsored by Gold Seal, AIMS and Steadfast Valerie Baker Memorial Award is cancelled for 2020 The Valerie Baker Memorial Award for 2020 has been cancelled. The prestigious Award was due to open for entrants in May, supported by industry heavyweights Steadfast, AIMS and Gold Seal along with Lloyd’s. The plan

2020-06-03T11:21:59+10:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

Supporting Vulnerable Customers Training

As announced by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) the deadline for implementing the General Insurance Code of Practice (GICOP) has been delayed by six months until July 2021 to assist Insurers to manage the effects of COVID-19 and associated shutdown measures. However the ICA expects Insurers to fast track the Vulnerable Customers and Financial

2020-05-26T15:03:00+10:00May 21st, 2020|Articles, News, Training|

HR Newsflash – JobKeeper and Award flexibility changes

Author: Lehanne Bleumink,  Manager, HR Services, Gold Seal On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces. The changes to the Fair Work Act will now allow an employer who qualifies for JobKeeper payments to direct employees not to work, work

2020-04-16T13:36:41+10:00April 16th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

Managing Teams Remotely

Author: Sheila Baker, Managing Director, Gold Seal A month ago, a number of workplaces had work from home arrangements in place, and they were growing in popularity, particularly in large organisations like banks. In smaller businesses, they were still probably the exception, rather than the norm. Then came COVID 19 and suddenly we don’t have

2020-04-06T14:02:11+10:00April 6th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

HR Newsflash – Managing employees during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis

Author: Lehanne Bleumink,  Manager, HR Services, Gold Seal With the announcement of the stage 2 shutdown by the government this week, where specific businesses have been ordered to close, it’s important to now consider what this may mean for your business if things change further and options available. The Fair Work website updates information as

2020-03-25T13:44:52+10:00March 25th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

HR Newsflash – Coronavirus and Working From Home

Author: Sheila Baker,  Managing Director, Gold Seal One of the side effects of the current massive threat to public health known as the Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus is that we need to find ways to help our people to keep working. The obvious solution to minimising loss of leave and keeping productivity, business income and

2020-03-16T11:09:05+10:00March 16th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

HR Newsflash – Coronavirus Information

Author: Sheila Baker,  Managing Director, Gold Seal As you can appreciate, Gold Seal has received many queries to the HR/IR helpline regarding the coronavirus and what this means in the workplace. Click Here for a link to Fair Work which provides great guidance on how to manage the situation: On this occasion, as the information

2020-03-12T13:59:24+10:00March 12th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

Annualised wage changes commence – what employers need to be aware of and do

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager Annualised wage changes have begun! As notified in the previous news article, the introduction of the annualised wage requirements under the Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2020 (BFI Award) commenced on 1 March 2020. It’s important to note, the new rules start from the first full pay

2020-03-10T12:52:56+10:00March 10th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

Important Human Resources Legislative Changes for 2020

    Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager With the conclusion of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) four-yearly review of modern awards late 2019, 2020 is already shaping up to be a year of legislative change within the HR/IR space. With these changes comes very important record keeping requirements and the need to

2020-02-18T10:03:32+10:00February 18th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|