Harvest Human Resources Blog

Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 2

December 13, 2018 | Culture, General, Retention The holiday break gives time to contemplate our current job. Let’s make sure your key people return next year. Harvest Director, Maree Herath explains in Part 2 of ‘retaining your top performers’.   Many a high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer centric and are great...
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Retaining your top performers over Christmas

Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 1

December 6, 2018 | Culture, General, Retention Retaining your top performers over Christmas can be a challenge. However there are things you can address to ensure your key people return next year. Harvest Director, Maree Herath presents Part 1 of a two part series. Many a high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer...
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Is Uni right for you

Is Uni right for me?

November 15, 2018 | After VCE, Career Coaching, Career Pathways What have you decided? Are you off to Uni next year? Do you know what you plan on studying for the next 3 plus years? It’s all new and exciting and sometimes it can be a little challenging to navigate. Geelong Careers Specialist Tanya Derrett-Houghton lends a hand.   Tanya Derrett-Houghton Careers Specialist Geelong If...
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VCE over what's next

VCE completed. What’s next?

November 8, 2018 | After VCE, Career Coaching, Career Pathways With over 13 years’ experience in helping people understand and define their next steps, Geelong Careers Specialist Tanya Derrett-Houghton, faces a challenge when her own son finishes VCE and asks “what’s next”?   Tanya Derrett-Houghton Careers Specialist Geelong High school done and dusted As the parent of an 18-year-old who has just finished year 12,...
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The positive impact of Design Thinking on the Employee Experience

November 1, 2018 | Design Thinking In this month’s Geelong HR Roundtable, guest presenter Andrew Jones from G2 Innovation took us through the power of Design Thinking on the Employee Experience. Here’s a re-cap of the presentation.   In a rapidly changing world, what is exemplary today will be the minimum expectations of tomorrow. As employees become more discerning about where...
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The Stages of Design Thinking

October 25, 2018 | Design Thinking, General Design Thinking is a powerful, transformative approach to problem solving. You’ve read how organisations and entire cities can be re-designed using this customer focused, user-centric approach. Perhaps you’ve also observed a business revitalised by re-engaging with their customers or seen a Ted talk about the power of human-centred design. Are you now wondering how to...
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Design Thinking for Organisational Culture & Development

October 18, 2018 | Design Thinking Whether it’s completing an appraisal, succession plan or personal learning plan, undertaking a culture survey or managing a complete organisational restructure, many aspects of organisational development have the potential to cause discontent. A lack of enthusiasm often arises when people can’t see the value in what they are doing. Guest blogger, G2 Innovation explains.  Design...
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Design Thinking Explained

October 11, 2018 | Culture, Design Thinking G2 Innovation Training specialise in Design Thinking. The Geelong based firm, who are speaking at our next HR Roundtable explore the concept of design thinking in this week’s blog.   What is design thinking? The short answer is that it is a user-centric, creative and repeatable process for solving problems, but in all honesty, this...
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