Harvest Human Resources Blog

Building bonds over the festive season

November 16, 2017 | General Has it been one of those years? You may have been so busy you have been neglecting relationships with your staff or your peers. If business has been tough you may just want the bad year to end! Alternatively you feel your team or some members of your team have disengaged and you’re struggling to...
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How to use Christmas events to build team morale

November 9, 2017 | General Well, I am going to come straight out and say it – Harvest nails Christmas parties! In the last 2 years I have been with the company these have been a highlight.  My favourite was donning a wetsuit, taking a boat into the middle of Port Phillip bay and swimming with seals at Chinaman’s Hat...
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How Your Personality Contributes to Your Team

November 2, 2017 | General I remember when I first moved into recruitment, many moons ago, my organisation hired a “certain” personality style in most of their consultants. Back in the day we used MyersBriggs Type Indicator tests and, without a doubt the majority of recruitment consultants had an ESTJ personality profile. The ESTJ stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking and...
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Personal Goal Setting

October 26, 2017 | General Personal Goal Setting When I was 12 years’ old I went and got a paper round. Rarely heard of these days the job of a paper boy or girl but for me it was a means to an end. I was the daughter of a post office worker and full time stay at home mum....
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Workforce Planning

October 19, 2017 | General Workforce planning is a process in which an organisation analyses its current and future workforce needs based on its commitments, strategy and goals. This will include identifying the quality of its current employees in terms of their knowledge, skills and experience.     Benefits When successfully implemented, workforce planning can help businesses identify and anticipate...
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Resource Planning

October 12, 2017 | General According to a study undertaken by CareerBuilder in 2013 which surveyed more than 6,000 hiring managers worldwide more than half the employers in each of the 10 largest world economies have felt the effects of a bad hire. Many of those surveyed reported the actual financial cost in the realm of USD $35,000 – USD...
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The art of finding great staff

October 5, 2017 | General These days, the recruitment role in HR has morphed into Talent Acquisition.  Interesting.  Why do you think we are now focusing on talent?  Is that all there is to it?  Are we just looking for someone who can do a good job?  What if that’s a misnomer?  Are we really looking for simply talent –...
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HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP LEADERS

September 14, 2017 | General HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP LEADERS Do you need to identify and develop leaders in your organisation?  Not sure where to start?  Why not start with yourself?!  That might sound a bit weird, but as the saying goes, ‘it takes one to know one’.  Think about your own leadership journey – what qualities and capabilities...
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Multi-tasking as an employee in a small business

August 10, 2017 | General Multi-tasking as an employee in a small business   Bill Karpovich, co-founder and CEO of commercial open source software company Zenoss, is quoted as saying, “Being small helps people take ownership.”  He added that “…because it is so small, this notion that you’re very close to the heart and soul of the company is a...
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Embracing the transition of employee to small business owner

August 3, 2017 | General Embracing the transition of employee to small business owner Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a dream to work together, my husband and I embarked on a grand adventure – to become small business owners!  We had more passion, motivation and self-belief than you could poke a stick at.  We had skills, experience, humility, an eagerness to...
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