AustralianSuper has been running its program of business briefings since 2012, and Michael Carter of the fund’s growth team has been involved every step of the way.
From what began in West Australia as a way to engage employers, the program now runs to a national program of around 50 briefings, addressing a wide range of topics of interest to employers.
‘We cover everything from legislative updates, like the Federal budget and impacts on super, to new fund initiatives’ says Michael.
‘We find businesses appreciate the one to one help and the opportunity to have a chat’.
Participants at the events typically include HR, Payroll and Finance managers and staff. The sessions are presented by AustralianSuper’s education and account managers – people like Michael – and sometimes include guest speakers.
Troubleshooting problems brought to the forum by participants is a big part of the agenda.
We take questions about everything from what is a binding nomination to how single touch payroll will work’, says Michael, adding:
‘At the end of the day, we’re there to give our employers value – something they can walk away with that’s going to make their job easier’.
He adds that AustralianSuper is always happy to support employers who take a proactive approach to super and want to help their staff make good choices.
‘It’s a huge buzz for us meeting up with employers who want to do the right thing’, he says.
To get involved or check out the latest schedule of business briefings visit australiansuper.com/businessbriefings
You may even bump into Michael at one of the Melbourne events!