Employer Sponsored Superannuation Education Helps Business Owners Meet Organisational Goals

Written on the 11 February 2014

Most Aussie business owners know the Australian government requires employers to pay what they call the “superannuation guarantee”, which means all employers must set aside a contribution to their employees’ superannuation fund (superfund) that amounts currently to 9% of the employees’ salaries. However, not everyone knows employers are not required by law to pay any contributions to the superfund of employees who earn less than $450 per month, fall under the age of 18 or are more than 70 years old.

Steve Culpitt, Financial  Planner and Administrator of Arrow Focus on Wealth  says, “It is important that companies choose a Superannuation advisor who has the capacity to deliver a broad range of services that are flexible, so as to align with and support the vision Business Owners/Managers have created for their business, which of course includes the needs of the employees.” 

Steve explains, “Workplace arrangements with employees such as existing benefits, incentives, and loyalty are very important, that’s why businesses should educate their employees on the benefits they are receiving by working there. This is where Corporate Superannuation assists.”
“We show employers why superannuation should be highlighted as a benefit in their employees’ salary package to aid in the achievement of organisational goals. This is just the starting point for a workplace salary package; however, an important starting point which most employers and employees overlook.”

Arrow offers Business Project Management services that allow business clients to grow and focus on their core business activities by:

  • Understanding the key drivers of the business;
  • Identifying any issues that may inhibit or prevent the achievement of the business goals;
  • Recommending and implementing solutions to complement the business strategy;
  • Monitoring and advising on these solutions into the future.

Arrow offer employers the chance to provide education from an independent third party to their employees in the areas of super funds and added benefits being provided by the workplace.  Arrow is able to convey these benefits in a way that motivates employees to become more involved in their employer’s business and really understand the support that is on offer within the workplace.

Steve has found that education boosts employees’ morale and productivity, which reduces employer’s costs and paves the way for a more professional approach to employee benefits. Steve adds, “The education and advice that we provide is a genuine benefit provided by the employer to the employee. A good super plan can attract and retain key staff and in turn increase their engagement to the business by being part of their own super and financial life plans.”

Arrow also provides expert advice on Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Sickness Insurance, Disability Insurance, Trauma Insurance, Permanent & Total Disability Insurance, Superannuation and strategies tailored to individuals for their Wealth Creation goals and lifestyle needs.

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