Insights






Financial Planners have their say

Thursday 15th May 2014
SLICE survey
SLICE survey

The SLICE survey is conducted nationally in March, July and November to canvass the opinions of independent financial planners on a broad range of industry and business issues. Conducted by Peter Dawson of The Dawson Partnership and Susan Rochester of Balance at Work, the inaugural survey – SLICE 1 - in November 2013 uncovered some interesting stats, including:

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Life after financial services

Thursday 8th May 2014
Michael Baldwin
Michael Baldwin

A career in financial services doesn't mean you’ll never work anywhere else. Penny Pryor talks to three professionals whose skill sets learnt in the industry have made them perfect for roles as diverse as board directorships and art gallery executives.

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Newbies want to work for ‘sexy’ companies

Thursday 1st May 2014
Sarah Fletcher
Sarah Fletcher

Are the Big Four still the workplace of choice for new graduates? Penny Pryor talks to Kelly Pfeffer from Suncorp Group and Sarah Fletcher from The University of Sydney Business School about the laws of attraction, for both graduates and the companies wanting to recruit them...

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Can direct investment options stop the flow to SMSFs?

Thursday 17th April 2014
Industry Moves
Industry Moves

The big superannuation funds have been concerned about rollouts to self managed superannuation funds for some time now. And why shouldn't they be? SMSFs continue to be the fastest growing sector of the superannuation industry with almost a third of the $1.8 trillion in Australian superannuation assets.

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Why we want to work for free

Thursday 3rd April 2014
Penny Pryor
Penny Pryor

Corporate philanthropy has moved way beyond the occasional company donation, raffle or charity gala. It is now a very real staff retention policy with as many as 35 per cent of organisations offering volunteering leave.

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