Liza Garrido
  • Sydney
  • Australia

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In 1997 Liza Garrido founded Enigma HR with the philosophy: “be ethical; be professional; be friendly and serve your clients well.” Her firm specialises in insurance and accounting placements and she has been assisting professionals in this industry for over 20 years. Visit
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Recruitment best practice, workforce management solutions
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Liza Garrido's Blog

Absence can make the heart grow fonder. Seven Tips To Help You Manage Remote Teams

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 18:30 0 Comments

There is no doubt about it, the Australian workplace is going through massive structural changes.  Wage costs are high. The cost of living and working in the major capitals is also high. In case you hadn’t noticed, Sydney is the seventh most expensive city in the world. Melbourne is the eighth.


So it’s no surprise that organisations have been…


Stop Reference Checking By Stealth!

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 16:31 0 Comments

Here’s a common scenario we face in consulting, particularly where we are recruiting in close-knit industries where everyone “knows” everyone else.

A candidate comes to see us. We build trust with them. We interview them at length. We understand their strengths, weaknesses, reasons for leaving or wanting to leave their current role. We talk about where they would like to work next. Then we reference check them.

Throughout this process we are not naïve.  

We know red…


Why do your best people leave you?

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 14:00 3 Comments

They say people join companies and leave managers. At Enigma HR we talk to a lot of people when they are looking to leave their jobs. While we’ve found this to be generally true, it's a pretty simplistic statement. So we thought we’d explore some research to dig deeper behind what makes people unhappy at work.

We've found some inspiration in some unusual places.

1) You have ignored their development – paying no attention to your staff is actually worse than negative…


How are you managing talent shortage 2.0?

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 18:19 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question, and for forward looking employers, one worth exploring.


Many of our professional services clients who are looking to fill their business services and audit teams are now telling us that it’s really hard to find skilled people in this area – particularly at senior to management level. Despite bumps in business confidence, our take on this market is that actual demand for staff in these sectors is almost back to pre-GFC levels.




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