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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 9, 2022

The Recruiter for Mortgage Brokers

Learn how Australia’s first and only Mortgage Broking Recruitment Specialists help both employers and employees take their careers and businesses to the next level. Helping you secure what you truly…
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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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March 28, 2022

4 Morning Tips For A Productive Day

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 industry update with Erika
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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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Recruitment Industry update with Erika Tan and Roland Youakim
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February 14, 2022

February 2022 Recruitment Update

February 2022 Recruitment Update -  Da-da-da-DAH!🎺 Fresh off the press, our February Recruitment Industry Update! Discussing all things recruitment within the mortgage broking sector, this month Roland Youakim and Erika…
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February 7, 2022

A Day in the Life of a PPG Recruiter

A Day in the Life of a PPG Recruiter There is no 'typical' day in recruitment as every day is truly diverse! Just one of the many reasons our consultants…
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Team PPG 2022 Recruitment Update
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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 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

December 2021 Recruitment Update

December 2021 Recruitment Update -  Finishing off the year on a high, Roland presents his final round of Recruitment Industry Updates for 2021. Despite the years' many highs and lows,…
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December 9, 2021

2021 All Wrapped Up

What. A. Year. (Again!) 2021, where to begin with you!? We've survived (and thrived!) through yet another year of lockdowns, restrictions, zoom meetings and uncertainty. Breaking the world record that…
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December 6, 2021

Welcoming Nyree and Neva

Meet Nyree and Neva: Join us as we share a big, warm welcome for our two newest recruits Nyree and Neva! Joining the PPG team in November 2021, Nyree and…
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Industry Update with Roland Youakim - November 2021
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November 15, 2021

November 2021 Recruitment Update

November 2021 Recruitment Update -  November already! Where has the time gone? Join Roland as he shares the latest in the industry as we fast head towards 2022. Sharing some…
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November 1, 2021

Movember Fundraiser 2021

Challenge Accepted - Movember 2021! Team PPG are here to help support positive change in the lives of Australians. While primarily through recruitment, this November we're stepping it up a…
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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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September 14, 2021

The Value In A Free Model Review

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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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 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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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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June 28, 2021

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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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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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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April 16, 2021

Why your Recruiter is your BFF

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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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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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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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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Recruitment Update - February 2021
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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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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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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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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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Are Offices Still Needed?
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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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Changing CRMs and Aggregators | Platinum People Group
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October 12, 2020

Changing CRMs or aggregators sucks!

We've always said that changing aggregators is a pain in the @$$ for brokers. But now, as we manage a huge CRM change, we feel that we truly understand the financial…
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Women in Finance | Platinum People Group
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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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September 7, 2020

It’s OK to not be OK

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

Managing your mental health in a pandemic

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet our newest recruiter Meg Curtis | Platinum People Group
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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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R U OK Day | Platinum People Group
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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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Meet Steph, our Marketing Manager | Platinum People Group
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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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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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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 find us at Level 2, 161 Collins St | Platinum People Group
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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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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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Recruitment Consultant Justin Geaney | Platinum People Group
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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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International Women's Day 2019 | Platinum People Group
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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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Our 2018 Highlight Reel | Roland with recruiter of the year award | Platinum People Group
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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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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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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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