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8 Ways to Avoid Making a Bad Hire

Posted on Nov 14, 2017

    No one likes having regrets and unless you’re one of those rare, extraordinarily optimistic and occasionally irritatingly happy people that can find a silver lining in any situation, mitigating potential regrets is a big part of life. There’s no question that in practically any sector of business a bad hire can be a […]

How to Build Successful Relationships at Work

Posted on Oct 31, 2017

  Everyone wants to enjoy their workplace and a lot of this enjoyment comes down to the people that we work with and how well we get along with them. So how can we build good relationships in the workplace?     Be Polite   It can be easy to forget the common courtesies of […]

Epic Interview Fails. Have you Heard any of These?

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

  We’ve all heard them. The urban legends, the horror stories of what people have done in interviews that seem to defy common sense, logic and even belief. So we thought that we’d compile a list of some of the best of them that we’ve experienced as recruiters or have heard from a friend of […]

ALRA – 4 years & 2 Kids. Reflecting on Starting a Business.

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

  It’s ALRA’s 4th Birthday. 4 years. I can’t tell you how often I sit in our office and don’t quite believe what ALRA has grown to become – especially when I look back to where I was this time 4 years ago… 4 years ago, I felt backed into a corner. I quit my […]

How to Speak Recruiter (When You’re Not One…)

Posted on May 16, 2017

    At some point in almost every person’s career, they will encounter, or engage a recruiter to either help with their job search or find them a candidate. Let’s face it, we don’t always speak the same language! Like in any industry, recruitment has its own terms and lingo that can occasionally be confusing. […]

How to Achieve your 2017 Goals

Posted on Jan 9, 2017

  At ALRA, we don’t really like the concept of the ‘New Year’s Resolution’. Not because we don’t like goals, we LOVE goals, but because we find they’re made spontaneously, in the spirit of the moment and then are rarely followed through. Don’t get us wrong, if you make a NYR and can stick to […]

You’re Fired! Some of ALRA’s Best (Or Worst) Firing Stories

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

We were having a staff lunch the other day when stories of the worst reasons for which someone had been fired started being thrown around by ALRA’s Consultants. As either a warning to never do this (please don’t’ ever do these) or as a bit of a laugh, we thought we would share them J. […]

Flexible Working Arrangements & Workforce Productivity

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

  I was having a chat with one of my Associate Directors as we celebrated the end of the quarter on the golf course last week when the topic of flexible working arrangements popped up. He was mentioning how he feels more connected with both his lifestyle, family AND his job since joining ALRA. FYI […]

The Hiring World – Is it Biased?

Posted on May 25, 2016

I was scrolling through my Facebook page last night when an article grabbed my attention. It was a piece from the AAP describing the Victorian Government’s movement to trial “blind recruiting” – the concept of removing all personal identifiable information from a CV in order to remove any potential bias. It really struck me. Immediately […]