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I really liked the contact that I had with Avant. Professional and personable, and effective in placing me in a very interesting position.
Hamish Barker, Candidate
Avant provided a professional training session from start to finish that exceeded the outcome expectations that I had. I would recommend this session in the future. Thank you.
Lauren Gill - SkyCity - July 2013
Always impressed with the calibre of candidates and will continue to use Avant where possible.
Palmerston City Council, Linda Heidstra - Sep 2011
"Alison and her team were extremely helpful and professional throughout our search for a permanent person.  I had the utmost confidence in Avant's ability to source appropriate candidates as a result of the thorough assessment process they facilitated in getting to understand what kind of person we were looking for and why.  They were a delight to work with and we are extremely satisfied with the person we ended up recruiting. I would have no hesitation in using Avant as our preferred recruitment agency or in recommending them to other organisations." - January 2013
Michelle Carse - State Manager SA/NT mlcoa
Completely satisfied, if we could have found a way to make 3 days a week work to keep her we would have.
YWCA HR Manager, Carla Pollard - June 2012
Alison and her team were extremely helpful and professional throughout our search for a permanent person.  I had the utmost confidence in Avant's ability to source appropriate candidates as a result of the thorough assessment process they facilitated in getting to understand what kind of person we were looking for and why.  They were a delight to work with and we are extremely satisfied with the person we ended up recruiting. I would have no hesitation in using Avant as our preferred recruitment agency or in recommending them to other organisations. Michelle Carse - State Manager SA/NT mlcoa  January 2013
Michelle Carse, mlcoa
I have been extremely happy with the support that I have received from Avant. I feel that they are always there for me and have gone out of their way to make things suit my work requirements/needs and are always a pleasure to deal with.
Shannon Manning - April 2011
I HONESTLY think you guys give the best service out of all the Darwin Employment Agencies for office  staff; You stick to being honest if you don't have anyone that fits the bill rather than just send what you have, and when you do send candidates they are always exactly what we are looking for. Your agency personifies what we look for in an Agency!
Patricia Annett, Tristar
Fantastic, reliable person who has fitted very well in to our small workplace.
Flinders University, Karin Oldfield - June 2012
Keep up the great work!
ITP The Income Tax Professionals, Linda Murphy - Aug 2012

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Open Lines of Communication

Thursday, March 27, 2014

©Alison Hucks, Principal Avant Pty Ltd

Open Lines of Communication

In an ideal world, open communication equates to parties encouraging a free exchange of ideas, beliefs and information.  Parties being able to approach each other directly with questions or concerns or being able to constructively challenge something they don’t agree with. Sounds reasonable?  Of course it does!  Yet in a large majority of workplaces this theory is not given the priority it deserves.

Open communication is a complex concept. It’s about having a strong foundation of mutual trust and respect; of actively seeking feedback; encouraging the opinion of others; and supporting people to contribute their knowledge, ideas, perspectives and experience.

When there isn’t open communication:

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Work and Life in the Northern Territory

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Making the move out of your comfort zone and into a different state or territory presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Geographical location is not the only thing that makes the Northern Territory different to its eastern-seaboard counterparts. Your career could grow to new heights or you could see yourself doing something you never considered doing. Whatever the case may be, if you prepare yourself right then you will come out on top in the Top End.

As Darwin's longest serving Recruiter, HR Consultant and Principal at Avant, Alison Hucks shares a snippet of her extensive industry knowledge. Watch and share her video for insight into work and life in the Northern Territory:

 

For further information, contact the Avant team!

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Greatest HR/Recruitment Challenges Facing Northern Territory Employers

Monday, December 9, 2013

Avant recently announced the release of its first White Paper at a client function.

Avant White Paper explores the challenges that are currently facing NT employers in HR and Recruitment and offers recommendations and suggestions. 

Click here to read it on the News and Research section of our website.

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Feedback is Not a Dirty Word - Part 1

Monday, October 28, 2013

There are a number of meanings supplied for the word feedback in any English dictionary.

The origin of the word stems from the noise or the return part of output of an electronic circuit.  It originated in the 1920’s.

  • Negative feedback is defined as a rise in output energy versus the input energy – it usually is the one that produces a horrible sound from loud speakers.

  • Positive feedback is defined as an increase in output energy which reinforces the input energy – it underscores the effective performance of your loud speakers.

Is it any wonder this word became immersed into the language of business?

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