Expert talent recruitment and people solutions for Geelong and Victoria’s South West

Harvest is a boutique talent recruitment and HR consultancy firm based in Geelong.

We are regional experts in providing bespoke talent solutions.

Some of our solutions include:

  • Leading the end-to-end recruitment across a broad range of specialist, technical and hard-to-fill roles;
  • Managing Executive search assignments;
  • People Solutions through Harvest’s HR events and programs or HR consultancy; and
  • Delivering outplacement and EAP

We do what we do best so that you have more time to do what you do best.

Maree HerathDirector
Maree HerathDirector

With over twenty five years working in recruitment, Maree has significant global experience recruiting for some of APACs leading brands across Melbourne, Perth and Hong Kong.

Returning to her hometown of Geelong in 2009, Maree established Harvest to bring best-practice talent acquisition and Executive search to the Geelong and South West Victoria regions. Today, Harvest is a well-known player in the Geelong talent recruitment, Executive search and human resources field with strong experience in placing some of the region’s most difficult to fill roles.

Maree’s focus is on strategic account management and business development, but has a particular soft spot for recruiting across:

  • Executive search;
  • Oil & gas and petrochemicals;
  • Manufacturing and logistics;
  • Transport;
  • Engineering;
  • Construction;
  • Resources and energy; and
  • Life sciences.
Jackie MatthewsRecruitment Consultant
Jackie MatthewsRecruitment Consultant

With experience on both sides of the fence, Jackie is able to understand your people needs as a business owner along with having the experience and knowledge to provide you with solutions.

Having recently owned and operated her own small business in the Geelong Region, Jackie understands that getting the right people for the right job is critical to a successful business.

This first hand business experience comes on top of her Business Degree in Human Resources. A passion and desire to understand people and the way they work best in an organization has led her to consult for over 10 years in leading organizations Australia wide with a particular focus in logistics, warehousing, and industry.

Gabrielle MattheyCandidate Engagement Manager
Gabrielle MattheyCandidate Engagement Manager

Gabrielle has a background in end-to-end recruitment and internal HR. Her main role with us is to proactively source candidates and target those specifically for your vacancies. Connecting with a range of candidates in various industries on a daily basis, she is a dedicated resource to building strong connections with those passively and actively looking for new job opportunities.

Whilst studying her Bachelor of Management (Commercial Law, Human Resources), she undertook a traineeship in HR in a local Geelong agency and has enjoyed working in recruitment solutions since. With over 5 years’ experience recruiting for roles within Government (DHHS and local Councils), Not for Profits and community service providers across Victoria, she brings an ability to source talent in candidate-short markets.

Sara ChehrenegarRecruitment, HR & Events Coordinator
Sara ChehrenegarRecruitment, HR & Events Coordinator

Sara is degree qualified in Human Resources and Commercial Law. She has held key Customer Service and Merchandising roles in the Hospitality, Community and Retail sector.

Sara is skilled in customer service, recruitment, marketing, planning, promotion and stakeholder engagement.

Sara will support the Talent Recruitment team in candidate sourcing and processing through the recruitment cycle on behalf of Harvest’s clients.

Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer
Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer

With a Diploma in Human Resource Management, Ashleigh brings over 10 years in HR administrative support in the recruitment industry.

Well established in the sector, she has been accustomed to being the sole administrator responsible for providing coordination, administration and office management support for a team of executive recruitment consultants.

Ashleigh provides hands on coordination of all aspects of office management. It’s a diverse and active role ensuring the smooth running of operational, human resources, systems and administrative functions. She also provides confidential administrative, secretarial and project support to the Director.

Nici RaimondoAdministration Trainee
Nici RaimondoAdministration Trainee

Nici graduated from Sacred Heart College in 2020. She is currently completing a Business Administration Traineeship in Certificate IV in Business.

Nici plays a key support role, assisting with CV formatting, arranging interviews and various administrative duties.

We work closely with our clients and it shows

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