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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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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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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
BusinessCareer AdviceSecrets to Success
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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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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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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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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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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3 questions in 3 minutes tax edition
BusinessCareer Advice
May 26, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Tax Edition

Each time EOFY rolls around, many of us scramble to get our accounts and tax information in order. In this episode of 3 Questions in 3 Minutes, we speak to…
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3 questions in 3 minutes davic macciocca
Business
May 26, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – David Macciocca

We met up with David Macciocca, Founder and CEO of Video My Job, about why video is such an important tool for businesses to use. An expert on all things…
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Changing mortgage aggregators | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 30, 2018

Changing aggregators is a pain in the @$$!

Yep. We get it. Changing mortgage aggregators can be time-consuming, tedious and daunting. It requires a lot of effort, which is why many mortgage brokers don’t do it very often.…
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Working too hard | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 30, 2018

Are you working too hard?

It’s not news to any of us that life can be a bit much sometimes. What with long work hours, trying to stay fit and healthy, spending time with family,…
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How walking can generate new business | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 17, 2018

How walking can generate new business

If you work in the CBD, like many of us do in this industry, walking to your client meetings is a great way to get some fresh air and keep…
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How are you getting clients | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 16, 2018

How are you getting new clients?

Whether you’re a mortgage broker, a banker, a BDM or a business owner – new clients are your lifeblood. Clients mean business, so it’s essential to have a good strategy…
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3 questions in 3 minutes with Michael Johnston | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Michael Johnston, Resolve Finance

Okay… so we took more like five minutes, but we tried! There’s just too much good stuff to share in this video. Michael Johnston, franchisee of Resolve Finance talks with…
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Are you letting fear hild you back? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

Are you letting fear hold you back?

At some point in our lives we all have to face our fears. Whether it be public speaking, heights, travelling on a plane, spiders, relationships or starting a business, fears…
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Chris Montague - MoneyQuest, 3 Questions in 3 Minutes
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Chris Montague, MoneyQuest

Chris Montague has worked within the finance industry for 30 years across a variety of roles within banking, sales and more. He’s now joined MoneyQuest as a franchisee, taking the leap…
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Is the tie dying out? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 17, 2018

Tie or no tie? Is the tie dying out?

We’ve got an important question for you today… to tie or not to tie? While perhaps that musing isn’t quite as perplexing as Hamlet’s ‘to be or not to be’,…
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Susie Pei, 3 questions in 3 minutes
BusinessCareer Advice
February 17, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Susie Pei, Accru

Susie has been working as a Lending Manager at Accru Financial Services for the last two years, and has been a mortgage broker for six years. In this interview, we…
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Case studies and testimonials | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
February 17, 2018

Introducing customer testimonials and case studies

At Platinum People Group, we are thrilled and excited to offer you access to some pretty amazing content. Our Advice Centre articles and videos are designed to immerse you even…
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Podcasts to boost productivity and efficiency | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 12, 2018

Podcasts, and how they can improve efficiency

Maybe we’re a bit late to the party, but we’re really into podcasts right now. In this video, Roland discusses his latest obsession, and why they’re a great way to…
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Are your employees engaged | Platinum People Group
Business
January 15, 2018

How engaged are your employees?

Can you answer the question, are your employees engaged at work? And no, engaged doesn’t mean ‘happy’. While your employees may seem content enough in the workplace, engagement comes down…
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Mortgage Broker or Loan Processor | Platinum People Group | Recruitment specialist
Business
December 14, 2017

Who should you hire first: A Mortgage Broker or a Loan Processor?

It’s like that classic question, ‘what comes first – the chicken or the egg?’ The same concept can be applied to hiring for mortgage broking businesses. If you’re running your…
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Merry Christmas from Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
December 12, 2017

A time to review and reflect

We’re all in wind-down mode now, attending the last few Christmas parties, donning our most festive attire, and catching up with family we haven’t seen since this time last year.…
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Platinum People Group speak to Daniel Di Conza of Acceptance Finance
BusinessCareer Advice
December 10, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Daniel Di Conza

Daniel Di Conza, CEO of Acceptance Finance, started in the mortgage broking industry in 1997 – and the industry looked bit different back then. After learning the ropes, he started…
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3 questions in 3 minutes with Julian Mattatia
BusinessCareer Advice
November 20, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Julian Mattatia

General Manager of Franchise Recruitment and Director of MoneyQuest, Julian Mattatia, talks about his experience making the transition to mortgage broking and becoming a franchise aggregator. Listen as he discusses:…
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5 ways to ensure your next mortgage broker recruit is your best yet
Business
November 17, 2017

5 ways to ensure your next Mortgage Broker recruit is your best yet

Recruiting a mortgage broker, whether you’re a small business, a mortgage franchise or a financial services company, is no easy feat. Getting the recruitment process right ultimately means the difference…
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3 questions in 3 minutes with Richard Krupic | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
November 17, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Richard Krupic

Senior Credit Advisor at FinancePath, Richard Krupic, started his career as a banker at ANZ. He then joined RAMS Home Loans and ran his own mortgage broking business for a…
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3 questions in 3 minutes with Marshall Condon
BusinessCareer Advice
November 13, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Marshall Condon

Welcome to our first episode of 3 Questions in 3 Minutes! Marshall Condon is the Founder and CEO of Neue Black: a successful commercial and residential brokerage in Melbourne. Here,…
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Not a normal recruitment agency | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
November 4, 2017

Why you need more than normal recruitment agencies can offer

Whether you’re a mortgage broker or financial planner, or own a business looking to hire these professionals, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Platinum People Group’s Advice Centre…
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Business
October 25, 2017

A Time of Uncertainty and Reform in Mortgage Broking

It’s an interesting time in the banking and mortgage broking space. With things like the Sedgwick and ASIC remuneration review, we’re all anxiously waiting to see what happens next. But…
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Business
October 25, 2017

The Recruiter of Choice for Mortgage Brokers and Bankers

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our boutique financial services recruitment firm Platinum People Group. Our purpose is to help people in the Mortgage Broking, Banking and Financial Planning…
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