Harvest Human Resources Blog

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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When the dust settles…

July 26, 2017 | General After the dust settles.. reviewing your performance as a Manager in the performance review process.   As you look at your team, post review, what do you see? Do you have a committed, engaged and motivated team ready to take on their next challenge? Are there minor changes in behaviour based on the feedback? For...
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How Managers nail the performance review!

July 19, 2017 | General Do you hear a collective sigh from managers in the corridors as the annual performance review cycle draws near? Alternatively, are you that manager who approaches staff performance reviews with foreboding? It is not the commitment of time required in the planning, preparation and performance of reviews that causes this stress, but a manager’s utmost...
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What to do when you don’t get the stella performance review

July 5, 2017 | General Its that time of year again, when employees prep themselves for the Performance Review cycle- cue sweaty palms. Being on both sides of the fence, I have experienced both the feedback giving and also the receiving. And both can be hard to do, but I now write from the employee perspective and the feelings that...
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How to Pack Your Parachute!

May 8, 2017 | General Letting go of a stable but wrong job to pursue your career destiny! Can you remember how you felt when you started at your current workplace?  Were you excited?  Motivated?  Enthusiastic?  Full of great plans and ideas, hopes and dreams for career progression?  What has happened over the years?  Have you become stale?  Has the...
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How to Present Your Job Opportunity to Active Qualified Candidates using “seek”

March 1, 2017 | Employee Engagement, Employment Trends, Executive Search, Recruitment Agency, Recruitment Tips, Recruitment Trends, Resumes, Small Business We are all familiar with the ad with Karen Marshall enjoying a canoeing trip off the coast of Asia when she is approached by a Recruiter in another boat seeking exactly Karen’s skill set? “Karen…Karen Marshall! We’re looking for a Data Analyst!” Calls the recruiter. Karen, at first, tries to get away and says to her...
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