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Harvest Human Resources Blog
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...
March 15, 2018 | General
Did you know… It takes on average 35 hours of your time to complete the recruitment process to fill one role? When selecting based on interview alone, there is only a 14% chance that you will get it right in matching the right candidate to the right role? 80% of staff turnover can be attributed...
March 8, 2018 | General
This week’s blog features an article published by En Masse, Australia’s first social business that builds upon wellbeing, mental health, happiness and behaviour change outcomes in workplaces. En Masse Founder, Mark Dean will be facilitating the upcoming Geelong HR Roundtable: Supporting Teams to Bounce Forward During Change presented by Harvest Recruitment and HR. Have you...
March 4, 2018 | General
In the lead up to International Women’s Day we wanted to recognise the leadership and advocacy made by our local leaders for the advancement of the Geelong region. Today we have chosen to highlight CEO of Committee for Geelong, Rebecca Casson’s achievements. Rebecca boasts an impressive resume of international and local project management for local...
March 1, 2018 | General
In the lead up to International Women’s Day we wanted to celebrate the incredible women of Geelong. We will look at their achievements and find out what qualities they believe are imperative to success. In our first profile we look at Stephanie Asher, City of Greater Geelong Councillor and Author. Stephanie came into Geelong’s spotlight...
February 22, 2018 | General
Many employers often presume that finding a candidate from a pool of potential employees is a straightforward task. Where many employers fall short is failing to recognise their candidate’s skills as only part of what they are looking for in a future employee, a significant part, but on their own not enough to call them...
February 15, 2018 | General
We see lots of literature aimed at candidates about how to prepare for an interview and the Dos and Don’ts of interview etiquette, but often forgotten is the need for employers to represent themselves in the best possible light too. As a recruiter, the last thing I want to experience for both employers and candidates...