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AdviserHead is now more than just a website resource for general information. We’re continuing to develop what we do and are busily working on some big plans for the future that I believe will make a real difference to people looking at working in the Financial Planning industry. To kick things off though, I thought you’d like to hear about some of the new services we offer now including: One-on-One mentoring Key Note Speaker presentations Team Workshops & training Talent sourcing & recruitment services Business coaching & strategic advice DISC ADVANCED© profiling for individuals and teams If you think you need some help get in touch with me and we’ll organise a friendly chat about what you think you need. Don’t be worried you’ll be locked in to anything – because you won’t. I’m very open and flexible and you’ll be in the driving seat of what you want to do –...
Understanding financial planning qualifications in Australia

Understanding financial planning qualifications in Australia

Nearly every day I get asked to explain the qualifications needed to be a financial planner so I thought I’d shed some light on the issue here. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) Regulatory Guideline 146 (RG146) sets out the minimum financial educational standards required to be licensed as...
Female Financial Advisers...What do they need?

Female Financial Advisers…What do they need?

 In my career, I’ve been asked many times over the years to contribute my thoughts on how/what a group especially developed for female Financial Advisers should include. In each instance my thoughts have never changed and essentially come down to a few key points namely: - what will help...
Personal Branding and Recruitment

Personal Branding and Recruitment

Not so long ago, people spoke a lot about reputation and credibility. Today the phrase I hear a lot is ‘personal brand’. So what does ‘personal brand’ mean? Well, from our point of view here at AdviserHead, it’s a modern way of saying reputation and credibility! Though in our modern world, it...
Recruitment and Corporate Branding

Recruitment and Corporate Branding

  How much does our perception of a company influence our desire to work there? What is it that we’re looking for? How much are companies able to deliberately control our perceptions of them? Does it all come down to very clever marketing people or do companies really live up...
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Being a leader isn't that hard is it?

Being a leader isn’t that hard is it?

Looking at the number of books, videos, podcasts, articles, blogs, posts, tweets, tips and infographics on the topic of leadership it would be easy to surmise being a leader is one of the toughest things in the world to get right, but is it really? I loved Sallie Krawcheck’s latest post outlining her thoughts on...
It's 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s only my second day of 2014 back at work and already I’ve had some really amazing conversations with people looking for jobs. Essentially they’ve been about people feeling really frustrated with the process of applying for jobs and dealing with recruiters or hiring managers. The issues seem to be largely about a lack of response...
Here's the point of social media... do you get it?

Here’s the point of social media… do you get it?

It’s quite funny how many times I’ve been asked “What’s the point of social media?” recently. So here are my thoughts which some of you may agree with; some may not; and others will never see this post to care one way or the other. To me, the whole point of social media is exactly what I’m doing now...
Are assessment centres just like 'The Hunger Games'?

Are assessment centres just like ‘The Hunger Games’?

I saw the latest instalment from ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise recently and I was struck with an amazing thought. I couldn’t believe how similar it was to the recruitment technique we call ‘assessment centres’. For those who haven’t seen the movies, in essence people get selected to ‘compete’ in a tournament to the death and the...
'People Skills' are the key to success as a financial planner

‘People Skills’ are the key to success as a financial planner

There’s definitely a common theme to the questions I get asked when I meet people thinking about becoming financial planners or advisers: How can I become a successful Planner? What studies should I do to be a successful Planner? I have the required Diploma of Financial Planning but why can’t I get a job in...
What drives employee retention?

What drives employee retention?

Here at AdviserHead I often get asked this question and even though we seem to understand it’s important, we struggle to understand how to fix it. Over the years I’ve come to believe the reason why I’m still being asked this question is because there really isn’t a simple answer. Let me explain further by posing another question....

Employing Staff Brings Responsibilities

In Australia we have the Fair Work Act 2009 and the supplementary Fair Work Regulations 2009. Together they effectively cover the vast majority of businesses in Australia. So if you’re an employer in Australia it’s a pretty important that you know what your obligations are to your staff. It’s also important you know what rights your employees have...
Things change and evolve

Things change and evolve

Nothing stays the same for very long these days and I’m glad to say that AdviserHead is no different. We’ve been working on lots of things behind the scenes including building new services, partnerships and expanding our expertise. All in the name of being able to offer you more support and guidance as you explore your career,...
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