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Show Notes In the seventh episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Commercial Director at Aldermore, about Aldermore’s history, the effect of COVID on the savings market, and the imminent changes to NS&I’s rates. 00:00 The origins of Aldermore 04:28 How big can Aldermore grow? 07:26 The importance of acting on customer feedback 10:13 Why…
 
On today’s episode we work our way through a variety of practical, straightforward and real ideas to maintain wellbeing in the workplace. Our host Genevieve Jacobs takes a look into the growing challenge for HR managers in workplaces, which is helping employees maintain health and wellbeing in these tough times. Our guests are Aaron and Khayt Willi…
 
Penguins not only endure, but thrive in, some of the harshest environments on the planet – which is why they have a lot to teach us in terms of resilience at work, particularly in this time of the global coronavirus pandemic. Today our host Genevieve Jacobs is joined by Susan Mann, a speaker, coach and people, strategy and culture consultant who sp…
 
Show Notes In the sixth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Keith Barber, Director of Business Development at the Family Building Society, about Family’s lead products, the challenges of working remotely and the strategies needed when you don’t have a branch network. 00:00 The origins of the Family Building Society 03:25 Some stats …
 
Show Notes In the fifth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Cem Eyi, Co-Founder of KidStart and the Beanstalk app, about the children’s savings market; cash funds versus savings accounts; and the younger generation’s approach to saving or investing. 00:30 Cem’s background and the origins of Beanstalk 01:12 Why focus on children’s sa…
 
Traditionally, the ability to work from home has been viewed as something of a luxury, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports are emerging of high levels of psychological distress among employees working from home. We are joined today by Dr Melanie Irons, Senior Consultant at Steople (formerly known as Peoplescape), who explains some of the psyc…
 
Show Notes In the fourth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Colin Field, CEO of Saffron Building Society, about the impacts of Covid-19 on the mutual sector, the importance of children’s savings accounts, and why Saffron are launching an enviro-saver option. 00:30 The history of the Saffron Building Society 01:12 How important is t…
 
In today’s episode we speak with two experts with over 20 years dealing with difficult and complex workplace complaints. Workplace complaints become complex for several reasons, including the small percentage who behave in ways that are, shall we say, counterproductive to their own interests. In this episode, our host James Judge is joined by Chris…
 
In this episode we look at understanding and responding to stop bullying applications with Commissioner Peter Hampton from the Fair Work Commission and Rebecca Richardson of BAL Lawyers Employment Law and Investigations Group. Based in Adelaide, Commissioner Peter Hampton has been with the Fair Work Commission since 2010. He has held a range of sen…
 
Show Notes In the third episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Marklew Rice, Head of Product Management at Al Rayan Bank about Sharia banking, interest rates vs expected profit rates, and attracting non-Muslim customers. 00:40 How Al Rayan Bank got started in the UK. 02:00 The difference between interest and expected profit rates. 05:3…
 
Show Notes In the second episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Avinash Rajan, founder and CEO of Offspring about why Offspring is needed, how it works, and the challenges of setting it up. 00:15 An introduction to Offspring 01:42 Why has nobody done this before? 05:35 How has the banking community reacted to Offspring? 08:00 A few sta…
 
Show Notes In the first episode of the brand new Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Kevin Mountford, co-founder and CEO of Raisin UK about how the company got started, how they balance working with banks and consumers, and what changes Kevin predicts for the market. 00:14 The origins of Raisin UK 02:09 Why Raisin came to the UK 06:06 How do Raisi…
 
Today’s episode revisits the issue of free speech in the workplace. This follows the recent outcome of the Michaela Banerji case in the High Court, which has made plenty of people question whether they can say what they want without losing their jobs, and under what circumstances they might. The internet age now offers people around the world the o…
 
In this episode, we're discussing non-disclosure agreements, which are now very common when employment ends in contentious circumstances for a variety of reasons but are they fair, and reasonable. Do they prevent us from having discussions about workplace issues that might, in fact, be in everyone's interest, and under what circumstances should you…
 
Today on the HR Breakfast Club podcast, our guest host James Judge sits down with Gus McLachlan to talk about leadership in the digital age. Gus has recently transitioned from the role as Major General in the Australian Army after 38 years of service. Gus has commanded at all levels including commanding the first brigade and has completed several o…
 
On episode 9 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs, Gabrielle Sullivan and Allan McLean discuss performance management; an absolutely necessary tool in the well managed workplace, but sometimes vexed in reality. So how do you manage the process fairly for everyone and arrive at a workable outcome?…
 
On episode 8 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs, Ian Meagher and Pauline Hugler discuss litigation stress; a regrettable and sometimes unavoidable part of a HR Managers job. This episode also covers what happens when your decision is challenged in a court or tribunal, what you need to know and what can you expect once you get there.…
 
On episode 7 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs and Kieran Pender discuss whistle blowers and the right to free speech for employees. Are Australian public servants allowed to say what they want? And do employees have a duty to speak out if they see corruption or other wrong doings in the workplace?…
 
On episode 4 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs, Lauren Sayers, and Dr Elizabeth Hill discuss what women really want from their workplace, looking at new research from the University of Sydney's business school and asking how well the Australian HR framework delivers for women in the workplace.…
 
On episode 3 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs, Gabrielle Sullivan, and Sonia Lynch look at High Performing Organisations. HR Managers know that people are the key to becoming a High Performance Organisation. How can HR Managers contribute to high performance? Does Australian employment law help or hinder HR Managers in their quest…
 
On episode 2 of the HR Breakfast Club podcast, Genevieve Jacobs, Rebecca Richardson and Helen Parrett look at Unfair Dismissal and discuss pitfalls, challenges and preventative action in the workplace, and strategies to work towards the kind of outcomes that ensure that everyone gets a fair go in the workplace.…
 
Today on the HR Breakfast Club podcast our host Genevieve Jacobs sits down with barrister, Kellie Edwards and Scott Diprose. They take a look at Sexual Harassment in the workplace, and provide a discrimination law update in the context of the huge global #MeToo movement which has gained significant traction in workplace harassment via the involveme…
 
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