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Harvest Human Resources Blog
June 25, 2018 | General
I recently caught up with the Economic Development Unit of COGG (Enterprise Geelong as we’ve known it for the last 5 years). This unit: – Supports Small Business – Assists Companies To Thrive in our Region, and – Is looking towards innovative means by which it can assist organisations gain and develop its workforce, both...
May 24, 2018 | General
“If it is a good morning, which I doubt.” – Eeyore I’m stirring from sleep and that wretched noise my phone makes to get me up is offensively louder than usual, my eyelids are heavy but I can already tell, ….. it’s cold, It’s grey and it’s wet. Making the transition from summer to winter,...
May 17, 2018 | General
Recently I had the pleasure of facilitating the May Geelong HR Roundtable “Making Transformation Stick”, which focused on how to make sure the business objectives behind structural changes are realised. The roundtable, hosted by Harvest Recruitment, included HR professionals from a variety of sectors including retail, healthcare and education, all exploring new ideas and diverse...
May 10, 2018 | General
Sarah Lowes Fernando, Harvest Temporary Recruitment Lead The Harvest Recruitment and Human Resources team is very excited to announce the addition of Sarah Lowes Fernando to our Recruitment team as Temporary Recruitment Lead. As Harvest’s newest recruit and temporary recruitment extraordinaire, Sarah will be able to help you with any and all industrial staffing...
May 3, 2018 | General
We were delighted to have Carol Morley from Entheos Consulting facilitate the Geelong HR Roundtable. The session was a higher order discussion that covered transformation and debunked some of today’s buzzwords in HR including Operating Models (whether it refers to all things an organisation does from people, management, systems or if it’s the process of...
April 23, 2018 | General
I have been incredibly lucky over the course of my career to work with amazing people and made many friends on my journey. I have also, on occasion, rubbed people up the wrong way and witnessed others do the same, especially as a newcomer. I thought I would share an anecdote to help put you...
April 16, 2018 | General
One-third of respondents to a recent survey admitted that they had quit a job within six months of starting it. And a solid portion of those respondents who left did so between the first week and their third month of starting in the job. That’s a lot of people leaving a new job in the...
April 12, 2018 | General
Rebecca Johnston, Harvest Principal Consultant & Recruitment Lead Why would a business use a Recruitment Agency? Why don’t they just do it themselves? I hear this a LOT and I wanted to offer up a little case study to shine a bit of light onto a subject I am very passionate about. We had a...
March 29, 2018 | General
I have only ever stopped an interview early once. Most of the time, I let an interview run its full course -even if after meeting the candidate I know it’s not going to be a good fit. I think it’s just the respectful thing to do. The candidate has gone to the effort of completing...
March 22, 2018 | General
This week we were delighted to have Mark Dean, Founder enMasse facilitate the Geelong HR Roundtable. Many attendees came from organisations experiencing change and some of the key challenges that were common to all were: – Change resistance – Leadership behaviours – Impact on Longer Term Employees – Organisation consistency – Reality checks along the...