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What to do when your partner is earning less than before

What to do when your partner is earning less than before

The slowing global economy has forced some households to rethink financial plans for 2021 and beyond, so we asked Mark Raberger, Head of Health at MetLife Australia, and Glen Hare, a financial adviser at Fox & Hare, to share their thoughts on making adjustments. READ MORE
Mental health tips for young people

Mental health tips for young people

Dr Lorelle Drew, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Victoria Clinic, and Mark Raberger, Head of Health at MetLife Australia, share some tips on looking after your family's mental health and wellbeing during tough times. READ MORE
The impact of COVID-19 on children and how you can help

The impact of COVID-19 on children and how you can help

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives at almost every level, from home to school to work. Dr Lorelle Drew, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Victoria Clinic, shares some useful ideas for how parents can help children cope with mental health challenges. READ MORE
How to budget during a downturn

How to budget during a downturn

If you already have a budget, the economic downturn means it’s time for a review. If you don’t have a budget, here’s how to do it and why it’s important. READ MORE
Mental ill health - understanding the signs

Mental ill health - understanding the signs

Major mental illnesses rarely appear out of the blue. There are often small changes or feelings that “something is not quite right” about peoples thinking, feelings or behaviours. It is important that we understand what to look for and what to do. READ MORE
Employee Benefits Trends Study 2020 key findings

Employee Benefits Trends Study 2020 key findings

Now in its 6th year, our Employee Benefits Trends Study 2020 looks at how employees workplace expectations are changing. READ MORE
Supporting holistic workforce wellbeing

Supporting holistic workforce wellbeing

With the lines between work and home life increasingly blurred, and stress mounting due to the global pandemic and its related economic consequences, many Australians are struggling with their health and wellbeing. READ MORE
Strengthening loyalty and productivity through employee benefits

Strengthening loyalty and productivity through employee benefits

The COVID-19 crisis has tested the limits of people and businesses across Australia and the world. No industry has gone untouched, with business owners having to adapt and, in some cases, make difficult decisions when it comes to the support they can provide their workforce. READ MORE
Employees expectations of flexible working arrangements is changing

Employees expectations of flexible working arrangements is changing

The MetLife Australia 2020 Employee Benefits Trends Study has uncovered a disconnect over the meaning of ‘flexibility’, with a call for employers to empower employees when establishing work arrangements. READ MORE
How responsible should organisations be for their employees' financial and mental wellbeing?

How responsible should organisations be for their employees' financial and mental wellbeing?

Expectations are higher than ever when it comes to how accountable organisations should be for their employees' wellbeing. READ MORE
Five reasons to support employees' financial wellbeing

Five reasons to support employees' financial wellbeing

Employees are increasingly concerned about their financial wellness and want the organisations they work for to help them cope, reveals the MetLife Australia 2020 Employee Benefits Trends Study. READ MORE
The flexible work dilemma

The flexible work dilemma

As the post-COVID recovery begins, Australia’s workplaces will be keen to have employees back in the office and to tout remote working as a flexible work benefit once again. READ MORE
MetLife is here to support you

MetLife is here to support you

Discovering she had income protection was some much-needed good news for Ms M after a breast cancer diagnosis. READ MORE
How to cope when your partner loses their job

How to cope when your partner loses their job

Losing a job can trigger strong emotions and cause you to rethink your financial future. Here are some ideas on how to cope from Mark Raberger, Head of Health at MetLife Australia, and Glen Hare, a financial adviser at Fox & Hare. READ MORE
Fostering Employee Financial Wellness

Fostering Employee Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is an increasing concern for many Australian workers – and after a turbulent year filled with uncertainty, it’s not hard to see why.  READ MORE
Mental health should be a top priority in the workplace

Mental health should be a top priority in the workplace

COVID-19 has put a greater focus on employee mental health, according to the MetLife Australia 2020 Employee Benefit Trends Study, which also reveals five wellbeing programs employees want most. READ MORE
How MetLife Australia is building a sustainable, profitable future for retail advisers

How MetLife Australia is building a sustainable, profitable future for retail advisers

Chief Retail Insurance Officer Meray El-Khoury explains her vision for a sustainable, supportive and technology-led retail business at MetLife Australia. READ MORE
Should volunteering be part of your workplace mental health strategy?

Should volunteering be part of your workplace mental health strategy?

Sarah Kelly our Director of Communications asks should volunteering be part of a workplace's mental health strategy? READ MORE
Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Early in Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdowns MetLife case manager Courtney phoned long-term customer Chantelle to check in and share a claim update. Then she discovered Chantelle needed immediate help – and called her manager. READ MORE
Wellbeing support for Financial Advisers

Wellbeing support for Financial Advisers

These are some of the most challenging times in our industry. We want to help advisers understand they have dedicated support and places they can come to in times of need. READ MORE
How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part 2

How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part 2

What important financial lessons do parents need to share with their teenagers and young adults? Here financial advisers Erin Truscott and Regina Taarnby outline some smart ways to educate and motivate offspring. READ MORE
Sustainability at MetLife our employees

Sustainability at MetLife, our employees

At MetLife, we have spent more than 150 years keeping our promises to employees, making sure we are always there navigating change with confidence and purpose. READ MORE
How MetLife Australia is looking after its people during the pandemic

How MetLife Australia is looking after its people during the pandemic

Understanding the new normal: MetLife Australia's CEO Richard Nunn explains the company's proactive approach to looking after its people, customers and partners during COVID-19. READ MORE
How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part One

How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part One

What can parents and parents-to-be do to improve their kids' financial wellbeing? Here financial advisers Erin Truscott and Regina Taarnby share important lessons about savings, insurance and investments. READ MORE
What employees want

What employees want

People have a wide range of comfort levels and anxiety when it comes to the physical measures that can be put in place. READ MORE
Return to the office

Return to the office

As the lockdown restrictions begin to ease across Australia, employers are facing a new challenge – how to best support their employees as they return to the office. READ MORE
5 tips for job hunters

5 tips for job hunters

Alex Hunter our Talent Acquisition Manager shares his tips for applying for jobs and interviewing with confidence. READ MORE
Virtual Onboarding

Virtual Onboarding

As the way we work has changed, we have onboarded many new employees remotely, including providing any technical training they may need. Members of our onboarding team provide tips to others looking to onboard staff during these times. READ MORE
Australians seeking financial guidance

Australians seeking financial guidance

MetLife’s second phase of COVID-19 Insights research reveals spike in interest in insurance and superannuation as personal finance concerns continue. READ MORE
Training staff in the time of COVID-19

Training staff in the time of COVID-19

Allyson Carlile, Head of People and Culture, at MetLife Australia talks about people development and the need to adapt during a pandemic. READ MORE
The upside of a downturn: time to explore new opportunities

The upside of a downturn: time to explore new opportunities

While things may seem grim now, new opportunities will emerge from this chapter in history. Financial experts say now is the time to get your finances in order and update your knowledge. READ MORE
Bouncing back from a downturn

How to bounce back from the downturn when you're in your 20s or 30s

Whether you’re working or have lost your job, here are some tips for surviving the downturn – and creating better money habits that will benefit you when the crisis is over. READ MORE
A healthy diet helps a healthy mind

A healthy diet helps a healthy mind

There is a large amount of research that suggests what we eat affects not only our physical health but also our mental health and wellbeing. Eating a well balanced diet may be associated with feelings of wellbeing. READ MORE
How to keep a healthy weight while working from home

How to keep a healthy weight while working from home

Help stay on track with keeping a healthy weight while working from home with these four micro steps. READ MORE
Resilience

Resilience

We all cope with circumstances differently, but it is important to remember that we are all part of a community. It is our human nature to care for one another and we may also need to turn to others for social and emotional support. READ MORE
Improving your sleep

Improving your sleep

There are a lot of things that can easily make people anxious and stressed. This is natural when there are unknown factors in your way. Fear and anxiety can cause strong emotions, which may result in difficulty sleeping. When our sleep is poor, or we cannot get enough sleep, we may not function normally during the day when awake. READ MORE
Keeping the mental health of people on claim front of mind

Keeping the mental health of people on claim front of mind

Now, more than ever life is stressful. Being ill or injured can make this even more difficult and certainly more complicated. To ensure that we support our customers’ mental health at all times we have adopted key principles to support them now more than ever. READ MORE
Working from home - am I being ergonomic?

Working from home - am I being ergonomic?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting a workplace to a user’s needs. The aim is ensure that you are comfortable, productive and efficient. It is not just about your chair and your desk but the entire environment around you. Here we consider the needs for each individual in their own environment which in this case is the home. READ MORE
Managing your team remotely

Managing your team remotely

A guide for leaders to help manage your team remotely. READ MORE
Staying active while isolated

Staying active while isolated

There are a number of factors that contribute to our mental health and many of these relate to diet, activity and social interaction. READ MORE
Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, one of the largest civic observances in the world, with an expected 1 billion people in 190+ countries participating in activities to celebrate our planet. READ MORE
Looking out for others when isolated

Looking out for others when isolated

Support those around you with these simple tips during isolation. READ MORE
COVID-19 Research Summary

COVID-19 Research Summary

COVID-19 is taking a toll on people’s financial and mental wellbeing. The impact and uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing significant stress and anxiety (work and home life), with almost 60% of people claiming that COVID-19 has already directly impacted their financial position, and many saying that their mental health will take a significant hit.  READ MORE
Building your business

Building your business

Millennial financial wellness adviser Rebecca Maher offers some clear and practical strategies to help you support your clients during these economically uncertain times, and potentially grow your business too. READ MORE
COVID-19: Getting the facts straight

COVID-19: Getting the facts straight

We are living in a period where information is changing daily and it is difficult to keep up to speed with what is unfolding. Each day there are new rules, more numbers and shifts in health views. READ MORE
COVID-19 Proofing

COVID-19 Proofing

We’re having to stay at home more now due to COVID-19 but there are times when you might need to venture out. Here are some tips to help you navigate this new world. READ MORE
12 Ways to stay productive

12 Ways to stay productive

We are living in unprecedented conditions and many businesses are working remotely, which may require you to work from home. To help support you, we have put together a few tips to help you stay productive during this time. READ MORE
6 working from home tips from a remote work expert

6 working from home tips from a remote work expert

Working from home for the first time and feeling out of your comfort zone? Don’t worry. These expert tips will help you adjust to working in isolation, maintain your relationships, and get your work done. READ MORE
Keeping your team engaged

Keeping your team engaged

Some of the best ways to keep your team engaged – including making sure they feel supported, remain connected and know their workflow – can be adjusted to their new personal circumstances. READ MORE
Tips to help you manage during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tips to help you manage during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here are 7 tips to help you during this unprecedented time. READ MORE

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