Harvest Human Resources Blog

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Recruit by Christmas… it’s possible!

November 6, 2011 | General It is usual at this time of the year that those roles that should have been hired, have not and deadlines are pressing. Do not fret, it can be done. To place by Christmas and start the New Year fully resourced here’s a quick guide to fast-track your recruitment process: Determine your hire date and work...
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Video Conference

Preparing for video-conference interviews

October 18, 2011 | Getting A Job, Interviewing We now have at our fingertips a number of devices with camera and video capability. Video conferencing, once a very expensive exercise and fraught with interference and disturbance is now a fast, efficient, cost effective means by which organisations are interviewing remote, regional, interstate or international candidates. The beauty for the jobseeker is the interview...
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Impact of falling Australian dollar on industry

October 10, 2011 | Recruitment Trends On Wednesday 5 October 2011 the Aussie Dollar fell to 95.3 US cents a drop of 11%. While we are still determining if this is a mere blip on the radar or a longer term trend let’s address a falling Australian Dollar and its impact on business and the HR implications. When is a falling Australian Dollar good? When we want to sell offshore. The...
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How to prepare for an interview

September 23, 2011 | Getting A Job, Interviewing Jobseekers preparing for the interview should be congratulated. You have already been selected above your peers in a very competitive market and are down to the select few. Now it’s time to nail the interview and get that job! To be competitive at interview you need to be prepared. Here are my seven steps to interview...
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Ross Lyon

What industry can learn from the Ross Lyon experience

September 18, 2011 | Executive Search Ross Lyon, headhunted former coach of St Kilda has accepted the senior coaching position at Fremantle. The approach, the sacking, the resignation and the move has got everyone talking. What I find most interesting is the parallels to industry, it’s just the AFL is a microcosm of society. Consider the situation … The Fremantle board made a decision...
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Crossing the bridge on bridging visas

September 16, 2011 | Immigration I’ve met a number of jobseekers of recent times that seem to be falling through the cracks: those on bridging visas. Neither citizen or resident, but on the path to achieving one or the other, our potential fellow country men and women are missing out on key services to get them employed in the right roles...
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