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Business
June 11, 2024

Insider Secrets: How to Stand Out in the Mortgage Broking Industry

Insider Secrets: How to Stand Out in the Mortgage Broking Industry In the competitive realm of mortgage broking, standing out is key to success. With industry dynamics constantly evolving, it's…
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Business
June 3, 2024

Roland Youakim – Are you struggling to fill a position in your company?

Roland Youakim - Are you struggling to fill a position in your company? Find the right talent for your team! 🚀 Roland shares essential strategies in his latest video. Ready…
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Career Advice
May 27, 2024

Unveiling the Key Candidate Traits – Roland Youakim

Roland Youakim - Unveiling the Key Candidate Traits Discover what employers are looking for in candidates! 🔍 Roland shares valuable insights in his latest video. Ready to stand out and…
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Career Advice
May 20, 2024

Demystifying Parabrokers in the Mortgage Broking Industry – Roland Youakim

Roland Youakim - Demystifying Parabrokers in the Mortgage Broking Industry Discover the ins and outs of parabrokers with Roland Youakim! 🏡🔍 In this insightful video, Roland breaks down what parabrokers…
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Business
May 13, 2024

Why I Hire Based on Attitude – Roland Youakim

Roland Youakim - Why I Hire Based on Attitude Discover the secret to building a winning team! 🌟 Roland shares his insights on why attitude matters most in hiring decisions.…
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Career Advice
May 6, 2024

Top Tips to Get Ahead in your Career

Roland Youakim - Top Tips to Get Ahead in your Career Ready to take your career to the next level? 🚀 Roland shares invaluable insights and top tips in his…
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Business
April 29, 2024

Why you don’t always need to hire experienced candidates – Roland Youakim

Why you don't always need to hire experienced candidates - Roland Youakim Discover the secret to building a high-performing team! 💡 In Roland's latest video, he reveals why hiring for…
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Career Advice
April 22, 2024

The dos and don’ts of including a photo on your resume – India McCulloch

The dos and don'ts of including a photo on your resume - India McCulloch Curious about whether you should include a photo on your resume? 📸 India's got you covered…
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Career Advice
April 15, 2024

Mastering Work-Life Balance – Rhiannon

Mastering Work-Life Balance - Rhiannon Discover the secrets to achieving harmony between work and life! 🌟 In Rhiannon's latest video, she shares invaluable tips to help you strike the perfect…
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Career Advice
April 8, 2024

2024 Recruitment Ins: Navigating the Future of Hiring – India McCulloch

2024 Recruitment Ins: Navigating the Future of Hiring - India McCulloch Stay ahead of the curve with India's insights into the latest recruitment trends for 2024! 🌟 Discover how to…
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Career Advice
April 1, 2024

Mastering the Interview: Do’s and Don’ts – Rhiannon

Mastering the Interview: Do's and Don'ts - Rhiannon Ready to ace your next interview? 🎯 Gain invaluable insights from Rhiannon's latest video where she shares essential do's and don'ts to…
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Business
March 25, 2024

How to get the most out of your employees

Roland Youakim - How to get the most out of your employees Unlock the full potential of your team! 🚀 Roland's shared key tips in his latest video. Ready to…
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Business
March 18, 2024

Thinking of a Career in Sales?

Roland Youakim - Thinking of a Career in Sales? Considering a career in sales? 🚀 Roland has the insights you need! Watch his video for expert advice. Connect with Roland…
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BusinessCareer Advice
March 11, 2024

Developing Leadership Skills

Developing Leadership Skills: Insights on how to cultivate and showcase leadership qualities in your career, whether in a formal managerial role or as an individual contributor.   Across all organisational…
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Business
February 26, 2024

Employers Need to Pay a Competitive Salary

Roland Youakim - Employers Need to Pay a Competitive Salary. Attention employers! 🌟 Roland has a crucial message: Pay a competitive salary to attract and retain top talent. 💸 Don't…
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BusinessCareer Advice
February 19, 2024

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

The Crucial Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace   Exploring the role of emotional intelligence in professional success, including tips for improving your own emotional intelligence.     Professional…
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Career Advice
February 12, 2024

How to Build a Healthy Lasting Relationship with your Career

How to Build a Healthy Lasting Relationship with your Career! Ready to build a lasting, fulfilling relationship with your career? 🌟 Watch India's insightful video for expert tips and guidance.…
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Business
February 5, 2024

This is the number 1 thing you should do as a small business owner

Roland Youakim - This is the number 1 thing you should do as a small business owner. Calling all small business owners! 📢 Roland has the key to success: Invest…
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Career Advice
January 29, 2024

New Year New Career?

New Year New Career? Embrace a New Year, New Career! 🌟 Watch India's video for valuable insights on crafting a successful career change. If you're ready to embark on a…
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BusinessCareer Advice
January 23, 2024

Navigating the New Year: A Guide to Choosing the Right Career Path

Navigating the New Year: A Guide to Choosing the Right Career Path   Many of us find ourselves taking stock of our lives at the beginning of the year and…
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Career Advice
January 15, 2024

Mastering the Art of Job Hunting with India

Master the Art of Job Hunting with India! Embark on a journey to elevate your job hunting skills with India's latest video! 🚀 Gain valuable insights into navigating the job…
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Career Advice
January 8, 2024

Ever Wondered About a Recruiter’s Day? Join TJ on a Journey!

🌟 Ever Wondered About a Recruiter's Day? Join TJ on a Journey! 🌟 Curious about the hustle and excitement of a recruiter's daily life? TJ spills the beans on the…
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News
December 18, 2023

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review   2023 has been an interesting year. It's been one of the more challenging years for Recruitment Agencies across Australia and globally. Recruitment Agencies globally forecasted…
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Career Advice
December 13, 2023

TJ Keller – Interview Tips

TJ Keller- Interview Tips   Elevate your interview game with TJ's expert tips! 🚀 In her latest video, TJ shares invaluable insights into acing interviews, from body language to answering…
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Career Advice
December 6, 2023

TJ Keller – How set your career goals

TJ Keller- How to set your career goals   Embark on a journey of self-discovery and achievement with TJ's latest video. Gain invaluable insights into effective goal-setting strategies that propel…
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Career Advice
November 29, 2023

Navigating Success: The Power of Mentorship and Career Guidance

Mentorship and Career Guidance: The benefits of mentorship and how to find, establish, and maintain mentor-mentee relationships.   The importance of mentoring in the dynamic professional world cannot be emphasised.…
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Business
November 20, 2023

Roland Youakim – Do you have a good recruitment process?

Roland Youakim - Do you have a good recruitment process?   Unlock the secrets to a stellar recruitment process with Roland's latest video! 🚀 As the maestro of talent acquisition,…
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Business
November 13, 2023

Embracing Change: How to Thrive in a New Job

Embracing Change: How to Thrive in a New Job   Change is a given in the dynamic environment of the professional world. Whether you're moving to a new position, sector,…
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Business
November 6, 2023

How to attract top talent and retain staff

Unlock the Secrets to Attracting Top Talent and Retaining Staff with India! Watch our exclusive video with India as she share's expert insights and strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to…
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Business
October 30, 2023

The Art of Effective Leadership: Inspiring and Motivating Your Team

The Art of Effective Leadership: Inspiring and Motivating Your Team   Leadership is more than just a title or position; it's the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve…
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Business
October 23, 2023

Roland Youakim – A 13-Year Journey in Mortgage Broker Recruitment

Tune in as Roland shares his insightful last 13 years as a specialist recruiter in mortgage broking. Roland Youakim - A 13-Year Journey in Mortgage Broker Recruitment   In the…
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Business
October 16, 2023

Creating a Seamless Candidate Experience: From Application to Onboarding

Creating a Seamless Candidate Experience: From Application to Onboarding   In today's competitive job market, creating a seamless candidate experience is crucial. From the initial application to the onboarding process,…
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Business
October 11, 2023

Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement: Strategies for Success

Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement: Strategies for Success   Employee engagement is not just a buzzword; it's a critical factor in an organisation's success. Engaged employees are more productive, innovative,…
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Business
October 4, 2023

Looking for a career change? Here are the steps.

Looking for a career change? Here are the steps.   In the dynamic world of finance, a career change to mortgage broking offers exciting opportunities for those seeking a new…
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News
September 25, 2023

Making a Difference: Roland’s Polished Man Campaign

In a world where everyone should have the opportunity to live a happy, healthy, and safe life, the unfortunate reality is that violence against women and children continues to be…
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Business
September 18, 2023

The Secret to Successful Recruitment: Unveiling the Power of Psychometric Testing

Tune in as Roland explains the Secret to Successful Recruitment: Unveiling the Power of Psychometric Testing The Secret to Successful Recruitment: Unveiling the Power of Psychometric Testing   Recruitment can…
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Career Advice
September 11, 2023

The Mortgage Broker Career: Unlocking Opportunities with TJ

Preparations For Your Next Interview: Join us as TJ from Platinum People Group dives into the exciting world of mortgage broking. In this 2-minute video, discover the compelling reasons why…
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Business
September 4, 2023

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion for Workplace Success

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion for Workplace Success   In today's rapidly evolving corporate landscape, the concepts of diversity and inclusion have transitioned from mere buzzwords to becoming pivotal pillars of…
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Career Advice
August 28, 2023

Proactive Recruitment Strategy: When to Hire for Business Success

Tune in as Roland explains the best time to recruit for your business. Proactive Recruitment Strategy: When to Hire for Business Success   Recruiting at the right time is a…
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Business
August 21, 2023

Reducing Unconscious Hiring Bias for Fair and Inclusive Recruitment

Reducing Unconscious Hiring Bias for Fair and Inclusive Recruitment   In the pursuit of fair and inclusive recruitment, it's crucial to address unconscious bias that can inadvertently influence hiring decisions.…
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Career Advice
August 14, 2023

Mortgage Broking – What is it?

Tune in as Roland Explains Mortgage Broking! Mortgage Broking - What is it?   Mortgage broking is the art of guiding individuals on their journey to homeownership and financial freedom.…
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Career Advice
August 7, 2023

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Building Self-Confidence for Career Growth

Struggling with Imposter Syndrome? Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Building Self-Confidence for Career Growth   Impostor syndrome is a common challenge faced by people from all walks of life, from students to…
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Career Advice
July 31, 2023

Why You Should Consider a Career in Broking

Why You Should Consider a Career in Broking   Are you seeking a career that offers financial rewards, job security, and a healthy work-life balance? Look no further than becoming…
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Career AdviceSecrets to Success
July 24, 2023

Why Your Personal Brand Is So Important

Why Your Personal Brand is So Important   In today's competitive business landscape, having a strong personal brand is crucial for standing out from the crowd and making a lasting…
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Business
July 17, 2023

Benefits of having a hybrid working model

Benefits of having a hybrid working model   The idea of a hybrid working style, mixing remote work and office-based labour, has drawn substantial attention in today's quickly changing workplace…
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News
July 10, 2023

Say hello to TJ Keller

Meet TJ Keller: Join us in sharing a warm welcome to PPG's newest recruitment consultant, TJ Keller! Today, we find ourselves at the beginning of an exciting journey with Tj,…
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News
July 3, 2023

Say hello to India McCulloch

Meet India McCulloch: Join us in sharing a warm welcome to PPG's newest recruitment consultant, India McCulloch! India is a goal-driven individual who possesses a strong focus on personal growth…
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BusinessCareer AdviceNews
June 26, 2023

Roland’s 6 Learnings In 6 Years Of Business

6 Learnings in 6 Years of Business By Roland Youakim   When I think back on the past six years of my entrepreneurial adventure, I can say that I have…
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Business
June 19, 2023

Prioritising Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Win-Win Strategy

Prioritising Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Win-Win Strategy   In today's fast-paced work environment, prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of employees is crucial. The increasing number of individuals…
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Career AdviceSecrets to Success
June 12, 2023

Enhancing Soft Skills: Unlocking the Key to Professional Success

Enhancing Soft Skills: Unlocking the Key to Professional Success   In the rapidly evolving job market, technical skills alone are no longer sufficient to thrive in one's career. Employers now…
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Career Advice
June 5, 2023

Managing Work-Life Balance: Practical Strategies for Harmony

Struggling to find balance between work and life? Managing Work-Life Balance: Practical Strategies for Harmony   Discover effective strategies for managing work-life balance in today's fast-paced world. Learn how to…
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Career AdviceSecrets to Success
May 29, 2023

Why Working Exclusively with One Recruiter Makes Sense

Why Working Exclusively with One Recruiter Makes Sense   When it comes to finding a job, one of the most challenging aspects can be navigating the job market and finding…
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Career Advice
May 22, 2023

Preparations For Your Next Interview

Preparations For Your Next Interview: Are you tired of going to job interviews and feeling unprepared? Look no further! In this video, Dat from Platinum People Group provides insider tips…
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Career AdviceSecrets to Success
May 15, 2023

Losing the Drive: Seven Reasons Employees Lose Motivation at Work

Motivated employees are the backbone of any successful organisation. They are engaged, productive, and committed to achieving their best. However, there are several factors that can diminish their motivation and…
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News
May 8, 2023

Roland Youakim will be a Speaker at the MFAA 2023 National Conference in Sydney

Roland Youakim will be a Speaker at the MFAA 2023 National Conference in Sydney   Exciting news! I've been given the opportunity to be a featured speaker at the Mortgage…
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Career Advice
May 1, 2023

Best Career Advice

Tune in to find out the best career advice our Recruitment Lead Dat Dao has ever gotten. Best Career Advice   No one expects you to have all the answers,…
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Career AdviceSecrets to Success
April 24, 2023

Qualities of Long-Tenured Employees in the Mortgage Broking Industry

Career tenure is a significant factor in the mortgage broking industry, where long-tenured employees bring valuable skills and qualities to the table. In addition to the length of time worked…
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Business
April 17, 2023

Unleashing the Power of UMPH: Finding Exceptional Employees for Your Business

In today's competitive job market, employers are constantly on the lookout for outstanding employees who can make a real difference in their organisations. If you're seeking exceptional candidates with extraordinary…
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News
April 11, 2023

Say hello to Matthew Lee

Meet Matthew Lee: Please join us in welcoming our new Social Media Manager and Content Creator Matthew Lee to the PPG team! In this video, Matt gives us a background…
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Business
April 3, 2023

Psychometric Testing

Are you tired of going through countless resumes and interviews, only to still feel unsure about who is the right fit for the job? Do you wish there was a…
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Career Advice
March 27, 2023

Time Management Tips

Successful careers require effective time management. Whether you're a busy business development manager, a working parent, or a graduate broker, managing your time efficiently can make all the difference in…
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Career Advice
March 20, 2023

Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose and Why in the World Drawing inspiration from Holly Ransom As leaders, we are often consumed by the daily grind of our work and the demands of…
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Career Advice
March 13, 2023

The value of knowing your worth

Discover your worth and ensure your value is recognised! The Value of Knowing Your Worth Are you a mortgage broker wondering if you're being paid what you're worth? It's a…
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why-hiring-swiftly-is-important
Business
March 6, 2023

The Benefits of Hiring Swiftly

Hiring swiftly has never been more important. As, in a competitive market (like at present), if your hiring process takes too long, it could mean losing out to your competitors.…
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workplace-culture-roland-youakim
BusinessCareer Advice
February 27, 2023

Building A Great Workplace Culture

Great workplace culture is something all employers (and employees!) should place priority on. A universally important driver for business success. Building a great workplace culture What is a "good culture"?…
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r-y-career-progression-opportunities
Career Advice
February 20, 2023

Your Career Progression Path

Career Progression and Y.O.U Looking to progress in your career but don't know what's next? Tune in as Senior Recruitment Specialist and Platinum People Group founder, Roland Youakim, shares what…
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Career Advice
February 13, 2023

How To Be Indispensable At Work

Sadly, there are no guarantees in life (work-life included). However, there are certain traits, skills and behaviours you can work on to show your worth and value to a team/business.…
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how-to-ask-for-a-pay-rise-with-dat-dao
Career Advice
February 7, 2023

How To Ask For A Pay Rise

How to ask for a pay rise Armed with facts, figures and most importantly, an open mind! Respect and courtesy go a long way and should be at the forefront…
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post-offer-processes
Business
January 30, 2023

So You’ve Made An Offer?

Your offer process...   So you've made an offer? Signed, sealed and complete, right? Unfortunately not! The race isn't over yet. Sadly, there are many reasons why some candidates might fall…
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2023-self-audit-with-Erika-Tan
Career Advice
January 23, 2023

Self-Audit Your Career 2023

Self-Audit your Career in 2023 Ready to ramp up your year professionally in 2023? Tune in as Erika Tan, Senior Recruitment Consultant of Platinum People Group, shares how you can…
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overcoming-a-candidate-short-market
Business
January 16, 2023

Overcoming A Candidate-Short Market

It's no secret that the market is candidate-short right now. It's a candidate-driven world, and businesses are finding it harder and harder to compete and appeal.  Is there still plenty…
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using-socail-media-professionally
BusinessCareer Advice
January 9, 2023

Professional Social Media Accounts

Social Media and you as a personal or professional brand Could Tiktok ever really be considered a professional tool? What about Instagram? Surely that's just for personal use. What's everyone's…
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in-demand-workplace-culture-values
BusinessCareer Advice
January 2, 2023

In Demand Workplace Culture Values

Employees are now the focus of the modern workplace. A new era of work standards is forming as new workplace culture values are taking place. Company culture is improving as…
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December-recruitment-update
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
December 19, 2022

December 2022 Recruitment Update

December 2022 Recruitment Update -  Worried that the current cash rate and the state of the economy will be impacting hiring? Tune in as Roland shares insight on all things…
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News
December 12, 2022

Merry Christmas from Platinum People Group 2022

From all of us here at Platinum People Group - Merry Christmas, happy holidays and all the best for the year ahead! Signing off for 2022 with warm season greetings…
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2022-annual-wrap-up
News
December 6, 2022

The Annual Wrap-Up 2022

Ending 2022 with reflection and gratitude as we dive into our annual wrap-up (and what a year it has been!) We hit the ground running, officially launching our Graduate Recruitment…
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ana-baweja
News
November 14, 2022

Welcoming Ana Baweja

Meet Ana Baweja: Say hello to our newest recruit, Ana Baweja! Ana joins the team with an open mind and an inspired and passionate point of view. Shifting from a…
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tips-to-avoid-the-afternoon-crash
Career Advice
November 7, 2022

Beating the Afternoon Crash

Feeling sleepy in the afternoon is something we all contend with from time to time. Although highly common, this sleepiness can often result in losing focus at work (not ideal!).…
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intreview-body-language
Career Advice
October 24, 2022

Body Language for Interviews

Ready to head into your next interview with your head held high? Perfect your body language and feel the difference! Shake off the nerves, look and feel more confident and…
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monthly-recruitment-industry-update
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
October 17, 2022

October 2022 Recruitment Update

October 2022 Recruitment Update -  Keeping it short and sweet this month, Dat dives into the latest industry insights in this month's recruitment update. Shedding light on the ups and…
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Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
Business
October 10, 2022

A working Employee Value Proposition

In a candidate-driven market, it is vital to understand how a strong employee value proposition can help your business. Investing in your employees' satisfaction for the long term, big-picture success.…
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graduate-and-entry-level-recruitment
BusinessNews
October 3, 2022

Graduate and Entry Level Recruitment

In part one of our video introduction to our latest offering (Graduate and Entry Level Recruitment) we touched on who it's for and why it might be a useful strategy for…
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settling-into-a-new-role
Career Advice
September 26, 2022

Adjusting to a New Role

The first few weeks or months of any new job are often uncomfortable. Properly adjusting to new responsibilities and work environments can take some time.  Whether you're new to the industry…
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huw-presents-changing-careers
Career Advice
September 19, 2022

Changing Career

A Researched approach to Career Change: Platinum People Group proudly represents companies of all backgrounds and objectives. With access to job opportunities not listed elsewhere. Meaning? Even if you don't…
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Erika-Tan-September-recruitment-update
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
September 13, 2022

September 2022 Recruitment Update

September 2022 Recruitment Update -  Join Erika Tan as she explores the top topics within the mortgage broking industry for the month of September 2022. Sharing the latest changes we've…
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interview-questions-for-interviewees
Career Advice
September 12, 2022

10 Questions To Ask Your Interviewer

Impress your interviewer and demonstrate a genuine interest in the role with some well-thought-out questions. Spark a conversation and share your excitement with these ten must-ask questions. 10 Questions to Ask…
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dat-dao-reference-check-tips
Career Advice
September 5, 2022

Reference Checks and Why We Do Them

Reference Checks (and why we do them): Tune in as Dat shares insight on all things reference checks. Why they're needed and how to get the most from them. Put…
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fixed-mindset-vs-growth-mindset
BusinessCareer Advice
September 1, 2022

Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset

A Growth Mindset provides freedom, while a Fixed Mindset can be limiting. Utilizing the power of a growth mentality can be essential for career success. With the assistance of an article by James Clear and the…
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a-challenge-unlike-anything-else
News
August 22, 2022

A Challenge Like No Other

A challenge quite unlike anything else... Join Roland as he shares the details of an extreme challenge he and a friend have set themselves. A challenge like no other all…
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graduate-or-entry-level-role-benefits
Career Advice
August 22, 2022

Why Opt For A Graduate Or Entry-Level Role?

The benefits of undertaking a graduate/entry-level position   Whether you're a student just finishing up your uni degree, an individual that's new to the workforce, or someone who's switching career…
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2022-recruitment-industry-update
News
August 16, 2022

August 2022 Recruitment Update

August 2022 Recruitment Update -  Fresh off the press (or off a plane more like!) Roland joins us after a well-deserved annual leave break to share this month's latest and…
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about-to-quit-warning-signs
Business
August 15, 2022

Signs An Employee Is About To Quit

Possible warning signs an employee is about to quit Join Erika as she shares invaluable insight on the warning signs business owners can look for, indicating that an employee may…
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top-traits-of-a-successful-worker
Career Advice
August 8, 2022

10 Traits of a Successful Worker

Consider yourself a bit of a high achiever?  There are a lot of qualities that make a good employee great! Culture compatibility, education and skills, and near everything in between…
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Recruitment-Consultant-Huw-Thomas
News
August 1, 2022

Say hello to Huw Thomas

Meet Huw Thomas: Join us in sharing a warm welcome to PPG's newest recruitment consultant, Huw Thomas! Huw joins us with a background in high-end customer service and a passion…
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how-to-kickstart-you-career-plan
Career Advice
July 25, 2022

Kickstart You Career Plan

Does your career plan need a reboot or a kickstart?  When life and work get busy, it can be easy to get lost in the momentum and lose focus on…
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dat-dao-recruitment-update-july
BusinessNews
July 19, 2022

July 2022 Recruitment Update

June 2022 Recruitment Update -  Join Dat Dao as he gives you the low-down on everything you need to know about recruiting within the mortgage broking industry in July 2022.…
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recruiters-neva-and-nyree
BusinessCareer Advice
July 18, 2022

Top Takeaway Tips of Recruitment

Exclusive recruitment insights Join Nyree and Neva as they discuss some of the biggest lessons they've taken from their first 6 months in recruitment. Dealing exclusively within the mortgage broking,…
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resigning-out-of-anger
Career Advice
July 11, 2022

Rage Quitting – Justified or Not?

Somedays, people are just going to rub you the wrong way. Some days management will feel unbearing or your role smothering. Some days it might feel all.too.much. You might be right.…
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neva-linkedin-benefits
BusinessCareer Advice
July 4, 2022

Should I have a LinkedIn Account?

Is having an active and up-to-date LinkedIn profile really worth all that extra effort? The short answer is if you're a candidate or business owner within the professional industry space,…
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retainmnet-top-tips
Business
June 22, 2022

Retaining Good Employees

Looking for the key ingredient to retaining good employees? How about the top three!? Join Roland in the short video as he shares his top three tips for retaining quality…
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brokerages-recruitment-tips
Business
June 22, 2022

Recruitment Tips For Brokerages

Insider recruitment tips for brokerages (for free!). Join Roland as he shares some of the best-kept recruitment tips when it comes to expanding your brokerage team. Touching on free tools…
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career-decisions
Career Advice
June 22, 2022

A Guide to Better Career Decisions

Considering making a career change? Wanting to get get more from your current position? The process can be daunting. Fear of making mistakes may try to hold you back. A…
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neva-willaims-3-reasons
Career Advice
June 20, 2022

Why Join the Mortgage Broking Sector

Could the Mortgage Broking Sector be your calling? Leaving school and unsure what to study? Leaving uni and looking for the next step? Or, just looking to shift careers and…
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business-headhunting-strategies
BusinessNews
June 14, 2022

Headhunting Strategies for Employers

While most recruitment agencies would opt to keep their headhunting strategies top secret, we believe in the power of educating and sharing our knowledge. Press play and discover our top…
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graduate-and-entry-level-recruitment
BusinessNews
June 14, 2022

Graduate/Entry Level Recruitment

Recruit smarter, not harder! Introducing the PPG Graduate/entry-level Recruitment program (part 1). Educating businesses on the benefits of hiring a graduate/entry-level candidate and opening the doors to further growth (without…
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Erika-presents-june-recruitment-update
BusinessNews
June 14, 2022

June 2022 Recruitment Update

June 2022 Recruitment Update -  Join Erika Tan as she shares everything you need to know as a business owner within the mortgage broking industry for the month of June…
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ppgs-favourite-podcasts
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
June 13, 2022

PPG’s Favourite Podcasts

Looking for an inspiring and informative podcast to boost your productivity? Longing for some decent health and wellness tips? Keen to tune into something different!? Scroll no further, we've got…
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brokerage-recruitment-quiz-2022
Business
June 6, 2022

Quiz: Recruiting in 2022

Recruiting in 2022 within the Mortgage Broking Industry? Put your know-how to the test! The last two years have seen a marked shift in the employment market, talent acquisition and…
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graduate/entry-level-candidates-vs-experienced
Business
May 30, 2022

The Benefits of Hiring Graduate/Entry-Level Candidates

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May 17, 2022

May 2022 Recruitment Update

May 2022 Recruitment Update -  Bringing this month's recruitment industry update is the founder and Managing Director of Platinum People Group, Roland Yaoukim. Join Roland as he shares everything businesses…
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May 16, 2022

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May 9, 2022

The Recruiter for Mortgage Brokers

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May 9, 2022

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May 2, 2022

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April 26, 2022

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April 19, 2022

April 2022 Recruitment Update

April 2022 Recruitment Update -  Presented y Senior Recruitment Consultant, Dat Dao - this month's recruitment industry update takes a peek into the current ecosystem of candidates. Has the great…
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April 18, 2022

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April 11, 2022

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Career Advice
April 4, 2022

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March 28, 2022

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4 morning tips to optimise your productivity and enhance your day! Join Dat as he walks through his top 4 tips on how to be the most efficient version of…
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March 21, 2022

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Working furiously behind the scenes to ensure candidates and businesses align in professional harmony. Taking action and making calls. Opening the doors of opportunity to companies looking to grow or…
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March 15, 2022

March 2022 Recruitment Update

March 2022 Recruitment Update -  Join Erika as she shares this month's recruitment and mortgage Broking industry update. Discussing all things recruitment within the mortgage broking sector, this month Erika…
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March 14, 2022

Ways to Motivate Staff Other Than $$

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March 7, 2022

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March 1, 2022

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February 21, 2022

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February 14, 2022

February 2022 Recruitment Update

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February 7, 2022

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Career Advice
January 31, 2022

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January 24, 2022

An Interview Guide For Businesses

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January 18, 2022

January 2022 Recruitment Update

January 2022 Recruitment Update -  Kicking the year off fresh, the team at PPG are shaking up how monthly industry updates are delivered this year! Join Roland, Dat and Erika…
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January 18, 2022

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Career Advice
January 17, 2022

The Differences Between a Job and a Career

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January 3, 2022

Our Melbourne CBD Office

In between the many lockdowns of 2021, the team at PPG managed to relocate offices! We're now located on the 9th floor of Christie Spaces - 454 Collins Street, Melbourne…
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December 14, 2021

Happy Holidays From Team PPG!

Merry Christmas and a very happy holidays from the team here at Platinum People Group! No offence 2021, but we're pretty excited to close the door on this chapter and…
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December 13, 2021

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December 9, 2021

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December 7, 2021

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December 6, 2021

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November 15, 2021

November 2021 Recruitment Update

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Secrets to Success
November 15, 2021

Loans4Homes Success Spotlight

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November 8, 2021

What’s a Loan Processor?

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November 1, 2021

Movember Fundraiser 2021

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October 18, 2021

October 2021 Recruitment Update

October 2021 Recruitment Update Ready to experience a whole new world of recruitment? Join Roland in this short video as he talks about the opportunity businesses have to foster talent…
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October 18, 2021

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October 4, 2021

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How-To Build Great Team Culture

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September 14, 2021

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Getting a health check on your model   As a Mortgage broker, you've probably recommended that a client gets a review on their home loan. More likely, you've recommended it…
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September 13, 2021

September 2021 Recruitment Update

September 2021 Recruitment Update Diving into the world of Recruitment and the Mortgage Broking industry, this month is all about gratitude and resilience. Tune in as Roland shares insight on…
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September 6, 2021

Normalising Mental Health Days

Repeat after us - "mental health is not taboo". We all have times when we need to take a break from work.  In these uncertain times where we are in a…
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How To Build A Good Rapport

Building good rapport Rapport building is an important skill in both our professional and personal lives. It’s a crucial part of being a recruiter and in many other roles. Here…
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August 23, 2021

August 2021 Recruitment Update

August 2021 Recruitment Update Tune in as Roland explores the world of the Recruitment and Mortgage Broking Industry amidst Nationwide yo-yo restrictions. Reviewing the current hiring market, a lot of…
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August 16, 2021

How to Juggle Multiple Roles

How to juggle multiples roles - tools of the trade with Alicia Axnick. Tune in as our Marketing and Operations Manager, Alicia Axnick, walks through her top 5 techniques for…
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August 10, 2021

Meet Dat Dao – Our Newest Recruiter!

Meet Dat Dao: Introducing Dat Dao, our newest Recruitment Consultant, and proud Platinum People Group team member! Dat joins us with a serious passion for helping others, a can-do attitude,…
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August 9, 2021

Six Reasons Bankers are Transitioning to Brokers

From Bankers to Brokers Branching away from the rigidity often found within banking roles, we are seeing more and more bankers make the move to become brokers.  While a role…
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August 2, 2021

Secrets to Success With Ben Magnus

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July 27, 2021

July 2021 Recruitment Update

July 2021 Recruitment Update - Here we go again Join Roland as he unpacks July, from a Recruitment and Mortgage Broking Industry perspective.   Being back in lockdown, for a…
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Career Advice
July 19, 2021

How to know when NOT to accept a job offer

New job offer on the table? As recruitment specialists, we come across many candidates, who are actively on the market or engaged with (sometimes quite a few!) opportunities on their desk.…
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Career Advice
July 13, 2021

The benefits of working with a specialised recruiter

Why work with a recruiter? As a specialist recruiter, Erika understands the negative stigma that can sometimes be attached to the recruitment industry. While this stigma has risen from poor…
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How has COVID affected the current market?

Over a year in and the devastating effects of  COVID 19 are still rippling throughout the world. While the impacts stretch far and wide, both professionally and personally, we set…
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BusinessCareer AdviceNews
June 21, 2021

June 2021 Recruitment Update – Part 2

June 2021 Recruitment Update - Part 2, Back in Business Masked up but happily back in the office post-Melbourne lockdown (number 4?) Roland Youakim shares part 2 of this month's…
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June 15, 2021

June 2021 Recruitment Update – Part 1

June 2021 Recruitment Update - Part 1 Lockdown Edition Splitting this month's Recruitment Industry Update over 2 parts, Roland shares a short and sharp glimpse into the industry for June…
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June 7, 2021

May 2021 Recruitment Update

And the May updates are in! What a month for our industry and happily for the PPG team too. A growing team, a brand new office, and a federal budget…
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May 4, 2021

Meet John Iellamo, Senior Recruitment Consultant

With a background in the Mortgage Broking sector directly, as well as recruitment in the banking industry, John Iellamo joins the Platinum People Group team fully equipped with a wealth…
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Career Advice
April 26, 2021

Enhance your career with an easy self-assessment

It's time to self-assess your career. How often are you feeling the positives over the negatives? Or vice versa? Where are you 'at' in your career? Are you feeling fulfilled?…
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April 20, 2021

April 2021 Recruitment Update

Not much has shifted within the Market over the last month...Or has it? BDM support roles are in high demand with a lot of operational staff positions opening up. Credit…
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Career AdviceNews
April 16, 2021

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Why use a recruiter? Couldn't you just apply direct? Yes,...and no. Tune in as Meg shares why a good recruiter can fast become your best friend. The tips and tricks,…
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Career Advice
April 12, 2021

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April 5, 2021

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Are you looking to hire? Tune in as Recruitment Consultant Meghan Curtis, discusses the difference between 'hiring to fit' vs 'hiring to enhance'. The pros and cons of the two…
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Career AdviceNews
March 29, 2021

Why here? The benefits of working for Platinum People Group

Check out this short clip, as our newest recruiter, Erika Tan, shares her journey on how she came to work for PPG. Seeking the next step in her recruitment career,…
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Career Advice
March 22, 2021

Hey High Performers – You’re Missing Out!

Hey High Performers! Yes, you! The ones at the back, working away with your head down and a positive, can-do attitude Those of you who are content where you are,…
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March 16, 2021

March 2021 Recruitment Update

Three months into 2021 and things are BOOMING! Join Roland in his third round of industry Recruitment Updates as he reviews the highs and lows seen in the Mortgage Broking…
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Career AdviceNews
February 16, 2021

Changing Industries 101

Thinking about changing industries? Join Erika, as she shares her top three points on making the shift a more enjoyable one. Whether you're changing avenues, making a 'detour' or completely…
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BusinessCareer AdviceNews
February 9, 2021

February 2021 Recruitment Update

Are you struggling to find quality talent for your current vacancies? Don't worry - it's not just you! Many industries, including the mortgage broking industry, are experiencing less movement at…
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BusinessCareer AdviceNews
January 25, 2021

January 2021 Recruitment Update

Join Roland in his first (of 12) Industry Recruitment Updates! In this monthly series, Roland will be giving invaluable insights on all things recruitment and the Mortgage Broking Industry. First…
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January 25, 2021

Meet Erika, our newest Consultant!

Say hello to Erika! Our newest Recruitment Consultant. Erika joins us with a background in a Labour Hire Recruitment Agency in the Warehousing, Logistics and Transport Industry. Through her journey,…
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January 11, 2021

2021 – What Are Your predictions?

While many are glad to see the backside of 2020, the new year brings with it, its own set of challenges and questions. Undoubtedly causing anxiety towards the future and…
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Career AdviceNews
January 6, 2021

New Year, New Career?

A new year, a fresh slate, and a whole lot of “Yes, I can!”. A new year can often start so strong and yet, unfortunately, fizzle just as quickly. So…
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December 22, 2020

Meet Alicia, our newest team member!

Welcoming Alicia Axnick (officially) to the PPG Team as Marketing and Operations Manager! Alicia has been with us since the start of 2020 covering our beloved Steph and formally stepped…
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Career Advice
December 8, 2020

Stepping back into the office

2020 has brought many obstacles, for many, one of them was shifting to a remote working lifestyle. Now, as things begin to settle and as offices advance towards COVID safe,…
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December 8, 2020

The Unprecedented Year: 2020 Wrap-Up

The unprecedented year: 2020 wrap-up No one could have foreseen the challenges that 2020 has brought. It’s been a huge year of adjustments, both personally and professionally, and we’re here…
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December 7, 2020

Merry Christmas from PPG 2020!

2020 sure has been a wild year! So, from our team to you, we wish you a well and happy Christmas with a safe return towards normality. We’ll see you…
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November 10, 2020

4 Women Growing In A Pandemic

4 women growing businesses and careers in a pandemic Meet four inspiring ladies of mortgage broking. We’ve been blown away and utterly inspired by their response to COVID-19, and how…
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What type of operations role should you recruit for?

Skilled mortgage broking operations staff are in high demand. And it’s no surprise, given how much work goes into processing a home loan these days. With lenders requiring more documentation…
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October 13, 2020

Why Do We Need An Office?

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to disrupt the norm and change the way businesses think and operate. So now that we’ve been working remotely for a few months,…
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October 12, 2020

Changing CRMs or aggregators sucks!

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Career Advice
October 12, 2020

Calling out discrimination

Discrimination, whether conscious or subconscious, is not okay. In this video, our Managing Director Roland Youakim share his two cents on the matter. Consider the following – How is this…
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October 12, 2020

Supporting Women in Finance

There are more men than women working in the finance industry. Why is that? And what can we do about it? In this video, Roland chats about why we should…
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Career Advice
September 7, 2020

My job has changed – what do I do?

A lot of people have been mourning the loss of an office environment during Covid-19 and lockdown. If this is you, you're not alone! If your work feels significantly different…
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September 7, 2020

The benefits of psychometric testing

At Platinum People Group, we encourage many of our clients to add psychometric testing to their recruitment process. This is a really useful tool (which we even use internally) to…
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September 7, 2020

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Tune in as Meg shares her advice on staying healthy and well in tough times. Want more advice and tips? Sign up to our monthly newsletter!
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September 7, 2020

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Work and home life can be taxing enough as it is. Throw in a global pandemic that forces many of us to be isolated, lonely, cooped up, financially impacted and…
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August 10, 2020

How to hire remotely

Hiring remotely. It's becoming more and more of a thing, particularly with an increasing amount of jobs being offered as 'work from home'. Have a think about how you can…
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August 10, 2020

Leading a remote team

As a leader, how can you ensure your team morale and productivity is kept high when you're not able to see them in person on a regular basis? Whether you're…
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August 10, 2020

How to onboard candidates remotely

As the world shifts to an increasingly remote working style in the aftermath of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, you may find yourself needing to onboard a new recruit remotely. The…
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Business
July 27, 2020

How to win the war for talent

The best talent on the market will always be the hardest to attract and recruit to your business. These helpful tips from Roland can help you get a leg up…
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July 20, 2020

Billion Dollar Broker with Roland Youakim

Platinum People Group's Managing Director Roland Youakim has spent years working with top mortgage brokerages across the country. He knows what the most successful business owners do to ensure business…
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July 13, 2020

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Recruitment during a pandemic – is it possible? Is it wise? While every business has different needs, what we can say is that many brokerages are busier than ever right…
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BusinessCareer Advice
July 13, 2020

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For many of us, it feels like things have been put on pause for months as we've battled lockdown restrictions and a dip in business activity. But as our Recruitment…
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Secrets to Success
June 29, 2020

Secrets to Success in times of crisis

When a global crisis like Covid-19 arises, how can you put your best foot forward as a business owner? Is there a way to maintain your business’ success? We spoke…
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Secrets to Success
June 29, 2020

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We met Aaron and Bernadette, owners of Atelier Weath, in mid-2019 and were immediately struck by their impressive approach to running a business. We sat down with this power duo…
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BusinessCareer Advice
June 29, 2020

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May 11, 2020

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May 11, 2020

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Covid-19 may have thrown lots of things up in the air for your business. But during these uncertain times, what are your clients feeling? Do they feel supported? Are you…
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Testimonials
April 27, 2020

Client Testimonial: Nick Reilly – inovayt

Join Nick Reilly, Managing Director of inovayt, as he shares his experience of working with the team at Platinum People Group. Highlighting the benefits of working with a specialised recruitment…
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April 6, 2020

Small Business and Employee Support

What support is available to you as a small business or employee? In such uncertain times, it is easy to get caught in a state of (mis)information overload. Picking through…
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March 30, 2020

Tips & Tricks: Working From Home

With many of us suddenly doing business remotely, working from home is fast being recognised as a harder feat than first imagined. Maintaining productivity, keeping clear channels of communication and…
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March 23, 2020

A day in the life of a PPG recruiter

If variety truly is the spice of life consider us well and truly zesty! Take a sneak peek into the day in the life of a PPG Recruiter as Meg…
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March 23, 2020

Welcoming Abraham Morris to team PPG

Drum roll please for the formal introduction to our newest Recruitment Consultant and all round super star, Abraham Morris! Hear from Abraham as he introduces himself to team PPG. Joining…
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Career Advice
March 23, 2020

The benefits of taking a break

Let’s face it, as much as we all want to ‘do it all’ and to be our best (always) - running on empty benefits no one. Mental fatigue decreases more…
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January 28, 2020

Have You Hit The Two Month Slump?

Breathe. Debrief. Reset. Everyone hits the mental wall from time to time but it’s how you come back that counts! Hear from PPG’s Meghan Curtis as she shares her top…
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Testimonials
January 21, 2020

A Testimonial From Tash

Three weeks into her new role as Loan and Client Experience Manager with Aviser Finance, we caught up with Natasha Camm to see how she’s going. In this video, she…
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January 21, 2020

Hey – Are You OK?

Mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it’s likely to fluctuate from day to day (possibly even minute to minute!). A good day can boost your…
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January 14, 2020

What Will You Do With A Bonus 24 Hours?

2020 is a Leap Year – which means you’re being given an extra 24 hours! What are you going to do with it? Tune into this short video to hear…
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Career Advice
December 9, 2019

What sort of loan processor are you?

Processing a home loan is a complex process requiring a range of skills and expertise. With lenders demanding significantly more documentation and requirements these days, more and more work is…
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Business
December 9, 2019

Top tips for launching a brokerage arm in your accounting or financial planning business

As specialist recruiters in the mortgage broking space, Platinum People Group can help accounting and financial planning practices launch and grow their mortgage broking team. Our Managing Director has helped…
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Secrets to Success
December 3, 2019

Secrets to Success With Holly Bundy

Holly Bundy is the hard-working mastermind behind successful mortgage brokerage Bundy Financial Services, based out of Essendon in Melbourne. She’s an incredibly impressive business owner who has scaled rapidly and…
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News
December 3, 2019

Merry Christmas from PPG!

From our team to you, we wish you a safe and happy Christmas spent with friends and family. We’ll see you in the new year! Please note our office closure…
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BusinessCareer AdviceNews
December 3, 2019

New year, new you?

The year is almost at a close, and Roland has a few tips on how to make the most of this break to rethink your business or career plans. From…
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News
November 27, 2019

A year in review: 2019 for PPG

A year in review: 2019 for PPG It’s that time of year again. The time when we reflect on how far we’ve come in the last 12 months, and how…
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Stephanie Underhill Platinum People Group recruiter talking about texting in the workplace
BusinessCareer Advice
October 22, 2019

Texting: Should you be doing it?

Once relegated to the domain of angsty teens, texting is fast becoming a useful tool for businesses to keep customers engaged and happy. These days, 90% of people would rather…
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Meg Curtis Platinum People Group recruiter sharing interview tips
Career Advice
October 22, 2019

How to get the most from your interviews

Interviews weren’t invented to make candidates feel awkward and humiliated. Sure, it may feel like it sometimes, but as Meg discusses in this video, there’s so much YOU can get…
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Steph Underhill and Meg Curtis Platinum People Group team women in mortgage broking
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
October 22, 2019

On being a woman in mortgage broking

Being a woman in the workplace is tough stuff. But being a woman in mortgage broking can be particularly tough. That’s why there are significantly fewer female mortgage brokers than…
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BusinessCareer Advice
October 22, 2019

Why your competitors are your friends

It can be frustrating watching your competitors claiming the good website domain names and the top-ranking Google search spots – not to mention snapping up customers that could have been…
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BusinessNews
October 21, 2019

A 2019 wrap-up: How this year has shaped the industry

Where to start? 2019 brought highs and lows to the mortgage broking industry, and it’s been fascinating to watch it all unfold.  At the beginning of the year we were…
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The importance of setting the scene | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
October 15, 2019

The importance of setting the scene

Setting the scene is something we do a lot of in recruitment. Chances are, if you’re a mortgage broker or finance professional you do this a lot with your clients…
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Seamless customer experience | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
October 15, 2019

Do your customers have a seamless experience?

A ‘seamless experience’ is one that looks, feels and sounds like your brand at every touchpoint. It’s ensuring that your customers have the same sort of brand experience when they…
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Are you hiring for the right role? | Platinum People Group
Business
October 15, 2019

Are you hiring for the right role?

A staggering 25% of SMEs find recruitment to be their biggest challenge. And the other 75% still rate it in their top 3! It’s understandable why. Not only does recruitment…
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To franchise or not to franchise | Mortgage Aggregators | Platinum People Group
Business
October 12, 2019

To franchise or not to franchise?

When it comes to selecting a mortgage aggregator, the decision isn’t easy. With dozens of aggregators available to choose from, each has differences that will appeal to different types of…
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Removing the risk from your recruitment | Platinum People Group
Business
October 12, 2019

Removing the risk from your recruitment

When you hire someone and it doesn’t work out, it really hurts. So many businesses have been burned before, which is why Roland wanted to chat about how to remove…
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How to ask for a payrise | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 9, 2019

How to ask for a payrise

Asking for a payrise can be daunting, but there is a correct way of going about it. In this video, Roland offers some tips on how to choose your timing,…
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Top tips for getting your first job | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 1, 2019

Top tips for getting your first job

Whether you’ve just graduated, you’re just about to, or you’re in the midst of a significant career jump, Steph has some tips on how to secure your first industry job.…
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Meet our newest recruiter Meg Curtis | Platinum People Group
News
September 16, 2019

Meet Meg – our newest recruiter!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Recruiter Meg Curtis to the PPG team! In this video, Meg gives us the rundown on: Her extremely varied previous work experience  Her…
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Should you start a blog? | Platinum People Group
Business
September 15, 2019

Should you start a blog?

Offering content on your website is a great way to add value to your customers beyond your regular service offering. A blog can help establish you as a thought leader…
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Building long-term partnerships | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
September 12, 2019

Building long-term partnerships: Getting it right

Partnerships can be hugely successful for business owners and professionals in the mortgage broking space, presenting an opportunity for two businesses to work together for mutually beneficial outcomes. But when…
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A Very Special Broker | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
September 10, 2019

A very special broker with a very special business approach

This article is a celebration of one of our wonderful clients, but it also serves as a reminder that we’re not here just to make money. Mortgage brokers, business owners,…
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Mortgage Choice Oakleigh Testimonial | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
September 4, 2019

Client testimonial: Mortgage Choice Oakleigh

Robin and Marvin Coleman of Mortgage Choice Oakleigh run a successful, growing mortgage broking business. While they’ve tried to use online job boards such as Seek in the past, they’ve…
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Steph McDonnell Testimonial | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
September 3, 2019

Customer testimonial: Stephanie McDonnell

We caught up with Steph a few months after placing her in the role of Client Care Manager at Mortgage Choice Oakleigh, and are pleased to report that she’s loving…
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How far is too far to commute? | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
September 2, 2019

How far is too far to commute?

When weighing up the pros and cons of a potential employment opportunity, it’s vital that you calculate and consider your new commute time. While the commute may not seem as…
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Is your website turning people off? | Platinum People Group
Business
September 2, 2019

Is your website turning people off?

It’s all well and good to have a website (let’s be honest – it’s 2019, you should have one!), but if your website isn’t very good, it may be doing…
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R U OK Day | Platinum People Group
News
September 2, 2019

What’s R U OK? Day all about?

Each year in September, there’s a lot of hype around mental health, particularly surrounding R U OK? Day. But why do we only talk about it in this month? And…
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How to become a mortgage broker | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
August 12, 2019

How to become a mortgage broker

Lots of our clients and candidates can attest to the fact that becoming a mortgage broker certainly isn’t easy work, but it’s hugely fulfilling. Mortgage brokers get to help people…
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Opportunity Analysis | Platinum People Group
Business
August 12, 2019

Opportunity Analysis: A must-do process before you invest

Making big decisions comes with the job for small business owners. But no matter how many times you have to do this, it’s still daunting. Knowing if you’re making the…
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Are you too comfortable in your career | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
July 31, 2019

Are you too comfortable for your own good?

We’ve talked before about the danger of letting fear hold you back. But in this article, we want to specifically talk about the danger of getting too comfortable in your…
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7 Lessons From 2 Years In Business | Platinum People Group
Business
July 24, 2019

7 lessons from 2 years in business

Roland started Platinum People Group back in 2017 with one key goal: to help people get ahead in their career or grow their business. This business is founded on the…
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First Time Hire Checklist | Platinum People Group
Business
July 24, 2019

Getting it right: Your first-time hire checklist

We recently published a video about how to make your first hire in a mortgage brokerage, but thought we’d follow it up with some more in-depth detail. Hiring your first…
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3 ways to boost your business' marketing | Platinum People Group
Business
July 24, 2019

3 things you can do today to improve your marketing

For any business immersed in its day-to-day activities, marketing can seem like just an extra chore – perhaps even an unnecessary one. But as Steph shares in this video, a…
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Dream job or dream remuneration: what would you choose? | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
July 24, 2019

Dream job or dream pay: What would you choose?

There’s no doubt about it – remuneration is important. It’s a huge part of the decision process when people are faced with a new employment opportunity. We’ve talked a lot…
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Meet Steph, our Marketing Manager | Platinum People Group
News
July 24, 2019

Have you met Steph (our Marketing Manager)?

She’s been working away behind the scenes creating content for our website, Advice Centre, email marketing and social media for over 18 months now, but we haven’t properly introduced our…
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Michael Umbers Testimonial | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
July 17, 2019

Another happy client shares his story

Michael Umbers, Director of Premium Lending Group, has known and worked with our Managing Director for over five years. He’s a great client of ours, and he recently engaged us…
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Scott Aitchison Senior Loan Packager | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
July 17, 2019

Scott Aitchison, a satisfied candidate

We recently placed Scott in a Senior Loan Packager and Client Services Manager role at Premium Lending Group. He’s thrilled with his new position, and has only great things to…
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Reserve Bank of Australia | RBA rate cuts | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
July 16, 2019

What the RBA’s unprecedented rate cuts mean for the industry

Unless you’ve avoided all forms of news for the last six months, you’ll be aware that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has recently slashed cash rates to an unprecedented…
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Your first time hire checklist | Platinum People Group
Business
July 8, 2019

Hiring for the first time? Here’s a checklist to help you get it right.

When you’re running your own business, hiring your first employee is a huge step to take. A lot of people come to us with questions about how to know the…
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Are five year plans dead in the water? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
June 17, 2019

Are 5-year plans dead in the water?

Ever been asked the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s not uncommon for individuals and businesses to plan ahead in five-year chunks. But so much can…
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How to make your quirk work | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
June 3, 2019

How to make your quirk work

We all have our quirks, the things that make us, ‘us’. Who we are outside of the workplace can be quite different to who we are in front of our…
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pros and cons of working from home | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
June 3, 2019

The pros and cons of working from home

Working remotely seems to be more and more common these days, regardless of what industry you work in. Employers are coming to understand that people want more flexibility and autonomy,…
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Justin and Sarah first home buyers | Platinum People Group
News
June 3, 2019

How I got my foot in the door as a first home buyer

Working in the mortgage broking industry is hugely rewarding. We love working alongside clients who are passionate about helping people secure their first home. We know the joy that comes…
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How to increase your company's online visibility | Platinum People Group
Business
May 29, 2019

How to increase your company’s visibility online

Word of mouth marketing is still alive and well, but it’s turned digital! Potential customers are searching for your services online, so it’s important that you have a solid online…
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Secrets to Success with Roland Youakim | Platinum People Group
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May 20, 2019

Secrets to Success with Roland Youakim

This month, you’ll be hearing from Platinum People Group’s very own Founder and Managing Director Roland Youakim about his journey to success at such a young age. To celebrate the…
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maternity leave | Platinum People Group
Business
May 20, 2019

Supporting employees through maternity leave

Navigating motherhood is a key challenge for women in the workplace. Having children is perceived to result in cases of discrimination, pay inequality, lack of career progression, and less superannuation…
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Secrets to Success with David Johnston | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
April 29, 2019

Secrets to Success with David Johnston

Roland sat down with David Johnston, Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, to talk about his wealth of industry experience and his passion for the ‘science’ behind mortgage broking. Tune…
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Natalie Sheehan Resicom Financial
Secrets to Success
April 29, 2019

Secrets to Success with Natalie Sheehan

In our very first video edition of ‘Secrets to Success’, Roland sat down with Natalie Sheehan, General Manager at Resicom Financial. They talk about Natalie’s impressive career path, her passion…
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How to find us at Level 2, 161 Collins St | Platinum People Group
News
April 22, 2019

How to find us at Level 2, 161 Collins St

If you’re heading into the Platinum People Group office to meet with one of our recruitment consultants, this quick video shows how to get to us. You can meet Justin…
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News
April 22, 2019

Walk To PPG!

In this video, Justin invites you to join him on his morning walk to the office. We’ve recently relocated to a coworking space on Level 2, 161 Collins Street, and…
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Working with a recruiter: what to expect | Platinum People Group
Business
April 15, 2019

Working with a recruiter: What to expect

There’s a big difference between posting job ads online yourself, and accessing a full professional service with extensive recruitment networks. A recruiter can be a worthy investment for your business,…
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Recruitment Consultant Justin Geaney | Platinum People Group
News
April 15, 2019

Why going from generalist to specialist recruitment feels good

Platinum People Group’s newest Recruitment Consultant Justin Geaney shares why he’s happy to be moving from generalist recruitment into specialist recruitment in the mortgage broking space. Being a generalist recruiter…
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Crucial federal election for mortgage brokers | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
April 8, 2019

The most crucial federal election for mortgage brokers

The Royal Commission findings have been released, the federal budget and shadow budget are out, and Australia is prepping for a federal election to drop some time in May. It’s…
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Secrets to Success
March 21, 2019

Secrets to Success with Michael Glasgow

We spoke with Michael Glasgow, State Sales Manager VIC/SA at Lendi, about his career journey and how he’s overcome challenges in the finance industry. Tell us about the journey you’ve…
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Using LinkedIn to recruit | Platinum People Group
Business
March 18, 2019

How to use LinkedIn to find good talent

With over 590 million users on its platform, LinkedIn is a great tool to help you find and connect with high quality talent. When used effectively, it can often be…
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Gender and cultural diversity in mortgage broking | Platinum People Group
Business
March 18, 2019

Gender and cultural diversity in mortgage broking

Men and women of every cultural background contribute greatly to the fabric of Australia’s diverse community. It’s what makes Australia such a wonderful place to live and work, and it’s…
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How to engage a good recruiter | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 25, 2019

How to engage a good recruiter

There are good recruiters, and there are average recruiters. Whether you’re a business needing help sourcing high quality talent, or a candidate looking for help finding your dream job, you’ll…
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International Women's Day 2019 | Platinum People Group
News
February 25, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day

There’s no doubt about it – women are pretty amazing. And not only because none of us would be here without them… International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievements,…
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Secrets to Success
February 18, 2019

Secrets to Success with Katrina Lagos

We chatted to Katrina Lagos, Director of Vision Finance, about her career journey to date, and how it’s taken her from hospitality to sole Director of a mortgage broking business.…
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The Royal Commission: What Should We Be Prepared For | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

The Royal Commission: What Should We Be Prepared For?

We’re all waiting with bated breath to see what the outcome of The Royal Commission will bring, and what impact it will have on businesses and jobs. Roland sat down…
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Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

Talking Remuneration: Third Party BDMs

If you’re a third party Business Development Manager focused on driving lending options to a portfolio of mortgage brokers – this video is for you. We explore what these kinds…
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Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

Talking Remuneration: PAYG Mortgage Brokers

A lot of businesses ask us how they can effectively incentivise a mortgage broker to join their team and perform well, while still covering costs and making the investment worthwhile.…
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Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 14, 2019

Talking Remuneration: Loan Processors

Salaries can be seen as a taboo topic in our industry, but we think they need to be talked about. This week, we look at Loan Processors/Loan Packagers/Client Services Managers.…
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Happy New Year 2019 | Are you neglecting your career? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 14, 2019

Are you neglecting your career?

Happy New Year from the Platinum People group team! We hope you had a great rest over the Christmas and New Year period. Now that we’re back into work for…
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Let’s Talk Salaries: What Should Mortgage Brokers And Loan Processors Get Paid?
BusinessCareer Advice
January 7, 2019

Let’s talk salaries: what should mortgage brokers and loan processors get paid?

There are a lot of varying sources out there on how much mortgage brokers and loan processors should earn. Of course, every mortgage brokerage is different, and not all may…
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Refining your recruitment strategy for 2019 | Platinum People Group
Business
December 20, 2018

Refining your recruitment strategy for 2019

Recruitment can be time consuming, stressful, and require a lot of effort. But it doesn’t need to be like this. Here are some questions to consider when refining your recruitment…
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Our 2018 Highlight Reel | Roland with recruiter of the year award | Platinum People Group
News
November 12, 2018

Our 2018 highlight reel

When Platinum People Group stepped into 2018, we were only 7 months old. Having experienced some positive results from our first few months of business, we were quietly confident that…
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7 simple steps for smashing that job interview | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 29, 2018

7 simple steps for smashing that interview

Getting a job interview is only half the battle. Once you’ve worked out your strategy for applying for jobs, it’s time to get your interview skills down to an art.…
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