Leah Bourdon, recruiting manager
“ALKU is the best place to work because it makes having fun while working possible.”
Fun and perks aren’t the first things Leah Bourdon cites as reasons ALKU is a great place to work. “It’s feelings, not things,” she says. When she interviewed with ALKU three years ago, she knew the company had something special; she just couldn’t put her finger on why at the time. “I just knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Now she can say it’s the vibe. It’s the atmosphere. It’s the culture and the environment. “ALKU is a best place because of the feeling,” she says. “That sums up the people we have here. We’re here working long hours doing what we want to do, being successful.”
And success is what the company wants for each of its employees, and helps them to achieve that. “This is somewhere where you could come and have a great career. The growth is endless,” she says. The company makes sure to help develop each staffer’s career.
In fact, three years ago, Bourdon was new to the staffing industry, having previously been an event coordinator for a congressional campaign. Now, she’s a recruiting manager for one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For. It’s the company culture and development initiatives that she credits for her own personal success.
They do still have fun, of course. There are contests, group vacations and Friday Funday outings, but that’s not their focus. They think more in terms of having fun working hard, Bourdon explains. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.