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Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 2

December 13, 2018 | Culture, General, Retention The holiday break gives time to contemplate our current job. Let’s make sure your key people return next year. Harvest Director, Maree Herath explains in Part 2 of ‘retaining your top performers’.   Many a high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer centric and are great...
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Retaining your top performers over Christmas

Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 1

December 6, 2018 | Culture, General, Retention Retaining your top performers over Christmas can be a challenge. However there are things you can address to ensure your key people return next year. Harvest Director, Maree Herath presents Part 1 of a two part series. Many a high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer...
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The Stages of Design Thinking

October 25, 2018 | Design Thinking, General Design Thinking is a powerful, transformative approach to problem solving. You’ve read how organisations and entire cities can be re-designed using this customer focused, user-centric approach. Perhaps you’ve also observed a business revitalised by re-engaging with their customers or seen a Ted talk about the power of human-centred design. Are you now wondering how to...
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Business Networking in Geelong

August 29, 2018 | General, Out & About in Geelong The final blog in our ‘Out & About in Geelong’ series, Director, Maree Herath gives some useful tips on Geelong’s Business Networking landscape.   If you’ve decided to set up shop in Geelong we welcome you! I made my Geelong “home-coming” almost 10 years ago. I was born and raised in the region but had...
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A local’s guide to Geelong’s suburbs

August 21, 2018 | General, Out & About in Geelong New entrants to our lovely region really don’t know Geelong. In fact I would say they have gone to 5 areas: Newtown, Highton, Geelong West, The Bellarine or The Surf-Coast. Geelong has so much more to offer beyond the Top 5. Maree Herath, Director Harvest Recruitment explains.  I was born in Geelong. I stayed for 20...
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Outdoor Activities in the Geelong Region

August 16, 2018 | General, Out & About in Geelong   We moved down to Ocean Grove almost two years ago from Melbourne. I wasn’t sure how quickly we would integrate into the local community and how long it would be before we would feel like “locals”. The answer was not long at all, we love our life here and couldn’t be happier we decided...
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Older Workers Struggling to Find Employment

July 10, 2018 | General I am grateful that I have work and my work continues to grow … but it’s a double- edged sword, as a career consultant I also feel sad and a little frightened that so much of my recent work has come about because of other people’s employment woes. There are several distinctive groups I am...
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