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;
  • Co-creating, designing and delivering fit-for-purpose solutions across the employee lifecycle; and
  • Delivering outplacement, career counselling, EAP and coaching programs.

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 recruitment and is passionate about helping people find their dream role.

Whilst studying her Bachelor of Management (Commercial Law, Human Resources), she undertook a traineeship in HR in a local agency and has enjoyed working in recruitment solutions since. Having specialised experience in the community services fields, Gabrielle is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and developing strong relationships within other industries.

Meredith TelferCareers Specialist
Meredith TelferCareers Specialist

Meredith is a highly experienced learning specialist with over 20 years’ experience across careers coaching, mentoring and leadership training. Meredith holds a Diploma of Teaching, Graduate Diplomas in Pastoral Counselling and Education (Careers), Certificate IVs in Training & Assessment and Leadership & Management and is certified as a Master Trainer (The Centre of Excellence) and Organisational Coach (Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership). A career consultant, Meredith has deep experience in providing extensive training and support to mature age people going through significant life and career transitions. Meredith has been Harvest Human Resources Careers Specialist for five years delivering careers transition services for our corporate and retail clients.  In corporate outplacement, 60% of the organisations had mature workers released that came through career transition programs and Meredith worked with a range of individual job seekers from junior to the very senior with specific needs.

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.

She has ten years in the sector and 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 plays a key support role to Maree with assisting in the operational and business side of things, event management planning, payroll and preparing employment contracts for temp employees as well as various project support duties.

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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