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The Hidden Cost of a High Salary

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

Many times when placing candidates, we encounter people who are fixated on the salary they feel that they deserve. This can be a good thing – it’s important not to undersell yourself. Knowing your worth and not settling for less can help significantly in your career progression. However, it’s equally imperative to be prepared to […]

Will there be mass post-pandemic resignations in Australia?

Posted on Sep 29, 2021

Our advice for businesses wanting to retain and hire valuable employees at this time The pandemic has changed our lives forever and many of us have re-evaluated our careers as a result. We’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rethink and restructure how work is done. Once we move into a post-pandemic world, many things are […]

How to use a hot job market to build your career

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

Right now, employers are more willing to take a risk on someone that is not 100% qualified If you’re looking for work right now, you’ve probably heard that it’s a hot job market. It’s true that prospective employees have the advantage at the moment in Australia. Unemployment is low and in many industries, there are […]

The Benefits of Giving Your Staff Time to Rest

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

A company is only as good as its employees. It’s a cliché, but it’s a cliché because it’s true. But let’s take this a step further. A company is only as good as its employees – and its employees can only perform at their best when they’re mentally healthy and feeling valued. Companies that acknowledge […]

If I were my clients, this is how I’d recruit

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

ALRA founder Brett Clemenson shares his advice for businesses who want to hire great talent WITHOUT hiring a recruiter.  1. Advertise the job Many businesses have first-hand experience of posting job advertisements that haven’t worked. Maybe you received very few applications or conversely, maybe there were a large number of applications but none of them […]

Don’t let an employment contract scare you off your dream job

Posted on Sep 21, 2021

There aren’t many of us that enjoy filling out paperwork. Yet unfortunately, employment contracts are an inevitable part of most new roles.  Sometimes in recruitment, we see negotiations hit a stalemate right at the end of the process simply because the candidate became nervous about a strongly worded contract. The majority of the time, these […]

How to know if you’ve outgrown your job

Posted on Sep 16, 2021

Deciding when to move on from your job is not always easy. Most people who dislike their jobs are compelled to leave pretty quickly. It makes sense if you’re really unhappy and restless. However, if you’re comfortable in your job and perhaps you’ve been there for some time, the decision might not be as clear […]

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Workplaces

Posted on Sep 14, 2021

A recent report by Indeed surveyed over 2,000 working age Australians to look at the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B) programs found within Australian workplaces.  The report highlighted the benefits of businesses including and maintaining DI&B programs as well as the issues that still exist in this area. Here we distil some of the key […]

Tips for Attracting and Hiring Great Candidates in the Current Market

Posted on Sep 9, 2021

You might have caught our article the other day on ‘Why It’s a Good Time to be a Job Seeker’. Conversely, if you’re an employer looking to recruit in the current job market, you need to be aware that it’s particularly competitive at the moment. Demand for quality candidates is far outstripping supply in many […]

Why It’s a Good Time to be a Job Seeker

Posted on Sep 7, 2021

COVID-19 may have caused a very significant drop in the Australian job market in 2020, but the resilience of our employment sector has been on full display in 2021. In March this year, SEEK reported the highest number of job ads posted in a single month in their 23+ year history.  The job market moves […]