Managers, how you can nail performance reviews!

Do you hear a collective sigh from managers as the annual performance review cycle draws near? This article by Harvest Director, Maree Herath, shows how to nail the performance review!  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 desire…

Is your candidate the real deal?

How can you tell if your candidate is being truthful in their job application. Harvest Director, Maree Herath reveals her Top 5 Tips. I am the first to admit it. I am a trusting soul. Yes I’ve been let down more than I’d care to admit and had my ego, pride and heart bruised on…

Commanding Control- The key to empowering staff

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When coaching managers, business owners and teams one of the themes that we often explore is control. The ability to take the reigns in given situations and settings is an absolute requirement for success. Control provides direction, helps focus and it gets things done. Like sugar and spice and all things nice however, moderation is…

Introducing the Geelong HR Nexus

To accommodate the Geelong’s regions appetite for HR intelligence, Harvest’s HR & People Solutions division is introducing an exciting new event program for 2020. Harvest launched in Geelong as a specialist/executive recruitment agency over 10 years’ ago however they knew they didn’t want to be just another “agency”.  In 2016, to provide an opportunity for…

Time Theft | How to fix a common money leak

How efficient software changes can prevent time theft. Over the last few years, a handful of high-profile cases have put the spotlight on underpayment of workers, particularly in retail, agriculture and hospitality. Rightly so, compliance is utterly important and employee underpayment is a problematic issue. But it’s also important to understand that wage theft is…

Don’t make your Christmas Party a career limiting move!

Are you going to nail it again with another ripper staff End of Year celebration?  Beware, don’t make your Christmas Party a Career Limiting Move (for anyone) warns Harvest Director, Maree Herath. Heading to the wineries, and so begins a very potentially sloshy day with  tastings at each venue and a glass or two thrown…

Employees, you can ask for an assistant!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

You’ve arrived home after yet another exhausting day at the office and promptly take up a slumped position on the beckoning couch. It is a behaviour that is fast becoming a routine. And it’s all due to being overworked and stressed as you struggle to meet the demands of your job. You know you need…

AWKWARD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BOSS? HMM…

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

So you don’t have the best relationship with your boss. Actually, it’s painfully uncomfortable and you work harder at avoiding them than building the rapport. Tell me, have you taken a moment to consider that this is affecting your work performance, or worse still, your career? Not everyone considers that bonding with the boss is…

Employment and Labour Relations 2019

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

2019, what is install? Well, we have a federal election, why is this important, employment legislation is controlled federally, that means depending on which government is elected will depend on direction of employment and labour related matters. A Labour government will likely mean massive changes. Labour have alerted us already that they intend to make…

Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 2

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’. A high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer centric and are great team players.…