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.
Matthew ArkoshyRecruitment Lead
Matthew ArkoshyRecruitment Lead

Matthew is a human resources, staffing and recruitment professional with over fifteen years’ industry experience. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) & post graduate qualifications in Career Development – specialising in career counselling.

Throughout his career he has held a number of prominent positions, starting his corporate career from humble beginnings, through to managing the Asia Pacific region of a multinational conglomerate.

Having recently returned to his home town of Geelong to be closer to family and raise a young one of his own. Matthew knows the value the region offers and is passionate sharing this knowledge and experience with others.

As a hands-on manager, Matthew has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of recruitment services and industries including, but not limited to:

  • Executive search (Headhunting)
  • Talent identification & acquisition
  • White & Blue collar 360 degree recruitment across technical, engineering, transport manufacturing, oil & gas, construction & property
  • Business development and relationship building
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • On-hire / Labour hire
  • Career development services
  • Business consulting, including mergers & acquisitions
Hayley SmithRecruitment Consultant
Hayley SmithRecruitment Consultant

Born and bred in beautiful sunny Darwin, Hayley Smith is Harvest’s first remote Talent Recruitment consultant.

Hayley has over five years’ recruitment experience across a range of industries such as healthcare, finance, administration, and trades and labour.

She is highly skilled in candidate management, sourcing, and relationship building.

Enjoying the satisfaction of placing candidates in their dream role, Hayley may just be able to find yours!

Tara McCuskerRecruitment Coordinator
Tara McCuskerRecruitment Coordinator

Tara is new to the Recruitment industry, is an admin professional, enjoys building strong relationships with clients and job seekers, and will be working in end-to-end recruitment coordination at Harvest with the Talent Recruitment team.

Tara brings to Harvest experience in hospitality, banking, and has experience in the implementation of customer service campaigns.

Ashleigh Durham
Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer (Maternity Leave)
Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer (Maternity Leave)

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.

Ash is currently on maternity leave.

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