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Harvest Recruitment’s Seeds for Success Show is designed to help proactive managers, attract, select and retain the right people for their organisations. Gain insights from employers about their employment experiences and hear from experts in recruitment and human resources to help you grow and manage your business.

October 15, 2014

Episode 13 – Guest and Electrician to Team Shannon and Simon of The Block, Sam Buckby of Buckby Electrical Shares His Experiences in Staffing up for Peak Periods

Guest – Sam Buckby from Buckby Electrical, recently featured as the Electricians behind The Block Glasshouse Winners – Shannon and Simon – discusses how he handles peak periods and the importance of having the right team. Plus, we share the delicate topic of discrimination in our listener question.

September 15, 2014

Episode 12 – Guest Fiona Lucas discusses LinkedIn, What is LinkedIn and How to Use LinkedIn for Business

Fiona Lucas, founder of Socially Skilled and Director of iRespectOnLine, discusses what is LinkedIn, How to Get started, Key Rules of Engagement and How to Maintain a Healthy Reputation On-line.


August 13, 2014

Episode 11 – Maree Herath, Director – Harvest Recruitment – Shares Her Stories Behind Business Growth as a Small Business Owner Plus Tips for Confident Hiring

Host becomes guest as Maree Herath discusses why Small Business Owners lack confidence when it comes to employing staff as she introduces her topic for the Small Business Festival “Confident Hiring”. Maree is interviewed by Harvest Recruitment Consultant and Guest Host of “Seeds for Success” – Leticia Hotez

July 13, 2014

Episode 10 – Guy McLaren, Site Manager of New Player in Ready Meals – Chef Fresh – discusses the Start Up Journey

Guest – Guy McLaren, Site Manager of Chef Fresh, unpacks the start-up journey of this fresh ready made meal company and the secrets to a successful launch. Plus an expose on how Andrew Flanagan (aka Jeff Flanagan) may have got away with his falsified CV to gain the executive role at Myer as General Manager – Business Development and Strategy and what you need to know to verify your candidates.

June 3, 2014

Episode 9 – Guest Maree Harris Discusses the Soft Skills of Leadership

Guest Maree Harris, Director of People Empowered provides tips to assist managers develop their soft skills and best lead their employees.

May 6, 2014

Episode 8 – Guest Craig Biddiscombe discusses values and corporate culture.

Craig Biddiscombe worked with Leading Teams Australia and has helped a number of organisations in developing corporate culture.  In our interview he identifies what corporate culture is, why it is important, how to create a high performance culture and getting people on board and owning the culture personally. This podcast assists managers seeking to establish a culture, drive a new culture or inducting new team members on corporate culture.

April 7, 2014

Episode 7 – Guest Peter Serra, MD, Select Group shares his Secrets to Company Growth; Setting a Vision Early, Mapping the Organisation Structure for the Future and Recruiting Staff with Strong Values Alignment.

We talk with Peter Serra, Director of Select Group a multidisciplinary consultancy that provides architectural, planning and surveying services to clients across retail, commercial, not for profit, education and residential sectors. Learn how Peter went from a one-man band in 2006 to 33 staff today across 3 locations in two States. A must “hear” podcast for any business owners or managers who have an appetite for growth.

March 6, 2014

Episode 6 – Part 3 of International Women’s Day Series. Interview with Vicki Shelton, Manager of Department of Engineering Services, Geelong

We interview Vicki Shelton, Manager of The Department of Engineering Services, with the Geelong Council as part of our 3 Part Series dedicated to International Women’s Day. Find out how Vicki rose up the ranks and how her commitment to her company and industry overall has led to further opportunity. Now she has arrived, learn how she inspires change in others.

March 6, 2014

Episode 5 – Part 2 of International Women’s Day Series. Interview with Stephanie Asher

Stephanie has been referred to as the Ocean Grove Mum, a Management Consultant, Political Aspirant and Community Facilitator. In our interview she takes us on a journey, dotted with key beliefs, opinions and passions as we unpack who Stephanie Asher really is – Part 2 of Harvest Recruitment’s Seeds for Success Show dedicated to International Women’s Day 2014.

March 6, 2014

Episode 4 – Part 1 of International Women’s Day Series. Interview with Rebecca Casson, CEO of Committee for Geelong

Join Director Maree Herath as she diverts from recruitment to bring the spotlight on International Women’s Day as she interviews key leaders in the Geelong Region.  This is a not to be missed podcast for aspirational leaders who can learn from Rebecca Casson’s pathway and progress to CEO.

February 2, 2014

Episode 3 – Introducing Harvest Recruitment’s Perth Recruitment Firm

Join our Perth Recruitment team, Anna Pearson and Bronti Anderson as they share market trends in construction, mining, oil and gas and engineering sectors, recruitment insights and the challenges affecting these industries.

December 22, 2013

Episode 2 – What recruitment and retention looks like for Western Australia’s leading science educator and trusted brand

We speak with Scitech Human Resources Manager, Kirrily Wesley as we explore Scitech’s journey to becoming a strong reputable Perth brand. We discuss the pulling power a brand has in terms of candidate attraction and what it means to be an employer of choice. We also address the selection process, key values and how Scitech retains its staff beyond the ‘draw’ of its brand.

December 18, 2013

Episode 1 – Why there is more to recruitment than meets the eye

Bernadette Uzelac, Executive Officer of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, discusses her recruitment experience as Founder of People at Work. Learn how recruitment firms make the process look easy, the changing landscape of recruitment and gain tips to reference check, interview and assess candidates.