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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|

Finalists announced for 6th Valerie Baker Memorial Award 2019

Sponsored by Gold Seal, AIMS and Steadfast Finalists announced for 6th Valerie Baker Memorial Award 2019 The finalists for the prestigious Valerie Baker Memorial Award have been announced. The Valerie Baker Memorial Award recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector, including both broking and underwriting agencies.

2019-08-19T14:29:49+10:00August 19th, 2019|News|

Social media profiles and recruitment – the pros and cons

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. In recent years it has become common practice to review social media profiles as part of the recruitment process to help assess suitability for the role. While this practice can provide an employer with additional information, assessing an applicant’s online profile can be dangerous - there are

2019-08-15T11:42:37+10:00August 15th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

All You Need to Know About Changes to Minimum Wages

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Further to our ‘Newsflash’ on this topic in June, each year the Fair Work Commission (FWC) carries out an annual minimum wage review. The 2019 annual wage review was announced last month, with the new minimum wage rates taking effect from the first full pay period

2019-07-09T14:00:25+10:00July 9th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

Employee or Contractor: knowing the difference is crucial

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Although we have covered this matter in previous HR Helpline articles, it is a topic that is very complex. Many businesses have difficulty with understanding the differentiation between an ‘independent contractor’ and an ‘employee’. The distinction between contractors and employees can be a grey area at times,

2019-06-13T13:46:32+10:00June 13th, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|

Changes to minimum wages – effective 1 July 2019

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Each year the Fair Work Commission carries out an annual minimum wage review. The 2019 annual wage review has been announced, with the new minimum wage rates taking effect as of the first full pay period on, or after 1 July 2019. The decision increases minimum

2019-06-03T15:50:25+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Articles, HR News, News|