Market insights, thought leadership

The relationships we’ve built over the years, and those that we’re forging every day, give us daily exposure to
the issues facing employers in the Asia Pacific region, large and small. As market leaders we analyse the latest in
global trends and innovation, applying it to our regional markets, identifying opportunities for growth and
providing an unrivalled value proposition.

RPO: Is your organisation ready?

Practical tools for potential RPO buyers, guiding them through the steps to achieving organisational buy-in and laying the foundations for a successful talent acquisition solution.

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Sustainable graduate recruitment

An important pipeline for organisations to consistently grow their talent and drive innovation, flexibility, knowledge share, loyalty and retention.

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Employer branding: Turning your messaging inside out

Tangible and low cost initiatives for talent professionals to consider when articulating their EVP, both inside and outside their organisation.

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Gender diversity: Inspiring change

Widening the discussion centred on fairness and equity to also focus on achieving superior business performance through diversity.

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Talent pipelining: You’re not as attractive as you think you are

How to identify critical roles, understand your EVP, define the role of Talent Acquisition and implement technology to achieve successful talent pipelining.

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Blended workforce optimisation

The challenges employers are facing as the workforce evolves and the steps businesses can take to manage the changing talent population effectively.

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Retail insights Q2 2016

A look at the latest talent trends from the Australian and British retail markets, with a look at how the pending Australian election may affect retailers.

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Retail insights Q1 2016

A look at the latest talent trends from the Australian and British retail markets, with a look at the projected trends for 2016.

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Retail insights Q3 2015

A look at the latest talent trends from the Australian and British retail markets, with a review of the US market and its opportunities for employees, businesses and consumers.

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Retail insights Q2 2015

A look at the latest talent trends from the Australian and British retail markets.

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LNG recruitment: Time for a rethink

Challenges and strategies for LNG operators to gain a competitive edge in the battle for talent.

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Visa changes force us to notice talent "hidden under our nose"

One year on from Australia's visa changes, Harrier Human Capital's CEO Kelly Quirk talks to Shortlist about their impact on talent acquisition.

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Are degrees worth the paper they’re written on?

Kelly Quirk, CEO of Harrier Human Capital, talks to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) about whether tertiary education pathways are best preparing job seekers for entry into the Australian workforce.

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How these CEOs set their goals for the year

Kelly Quirk features alongside 11 other Australian executives in this Business Insider article, describing how they set their goals for year.

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No budget for bonuses? Don’t despair

Our CEO, Kelly Quirk, talks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders about motivating employees when financial times are too tough for bonuses.

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Why there’s nothing to fear from AI

Sue Howse talks to the Institute of Managers and Leaders about why employers have nothing to fear from AI

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Sustainable graduate recruitment

Harrier talks to GradConnection about how to adapt entry level hiring when economic times get tough.

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Transitioning roles

Harrier Talent Solutions MD Sue Howse joined Talking Lifestyle radio’s Second Career segment to talk about transitioning industries

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Interview questions these Australian CEOs always ask

Harrier CEO Kelly Quirk joins a plethora of Australian CEOs in sharing with Business Insider the interview questions they always ask.

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Why do recruiters ask you for your preferred salary?

Because recruiters are inundated with so many applications, this question is often used as a screening tool. As a candidate, this makes it tricky for you not to under or over sell – even more difficult when you don’t know the salary range.

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Preparing for interview questions

You may or may not be familiar with the term ‘behavioural interviewing’. It essentially means that interview questions will require you to provide specific examples.

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Tips to help you prepare for your next interview

The interview is an opportunity to share information, so be prepared to ask questions as well as answer them.

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How to create a winning resume

Your resume is a sales document first and foremost and it must package the product - YOU - in the best possible way. The purpose of the resume is to win you an interview.

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Our general job search advice

As you embark on your job search, here are a few less obvious tips for you to think about. It’s often the smaller details we overlook, yet can determine our job search success.

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Why apply as soon as the job advert is posted?

Whilst it can be a daunting task keeping up to speed with where jobs are advertised and when, it’s often quite important to apply as soon after the job is posted as possible.

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Why it is important to keep track of your applications

You may be currently out of work and actively looking for a job, or you may be carefully seeking your next career move. Either way, it’s likely you may have a number of applications lodged with a range of employers.

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Emailing recruiters for a job

We all know that one way to your next job is through who you know – your network of contacts.

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What to do when the customer becomes the candidate

Coles’ Head of Talent Acquisition, Christine Connor, talks about the reality that every candidate is also a customer.

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Assessment centres – What are they?

So, what is an Assessment Centre? For a start, it’s a process not a place and you will be attending with a group of people, not alone.

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Harrier's interview series with senior business leaders - Part 2

With the launch of her new interactive website for women in the workplace, HR Consultant Jacqui Alder shares her insights with us.

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Harrier's interview series with senior business leaders - Part 1

Awarded outstanding Woman in Resources Award 2015 by the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources Award 2015, Bronwyn Barnes shares her insights with us.

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What can we learn from the 2015 'best employers'?

The 2015 ‘Best Employer’ lists from both job-search site, Glassdoor and media entity, BRW Magazine.

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Are you leading at the speed of now?

According to a recent survey of more than 6,000 people in 12 countries regarding effective leadership and communication - and the intrinsic link between the two - the world is demanding leadership at the speed of now.

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What are the ingredients for a successful career?

Have you ever stopped to consider what it is you specifically like and don’t like about your job?

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Is there anything worse than public speaking?

For some, there is. It’s walking into a networking event or function and not knowing anyone there.

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Networking is a contact sport!

With so many online social networking sites available at our finger tips, it’s not hard to fall into the trap of networking only through your keyboard.

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Managing your personal brand

Branding in business is common, but today branding on a personal level is also becoming important.

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10 LinkedIn mistakes to avoid

In this blog, we list the top ten mistakes to avoid, with a little help and a few examples from members of the Harrier team.

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What are the future job trends?

The best way to determine the most promising jobs for the next decade? Follow the trends.

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What to consider before you change jobs

The start of a new year often prompts reflection. Am I doing what I enjoy? Is there something better I could be doing? Could I be earning more? Am I where I want to be in my career?

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What is your salary expectation?

How you answer this question could either end the interview process or cost you a lot of dough.

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How to avoid common interview mistakes

Whether you are applying directly to a company or via a recruitment agency, you will be dealing with a recruiter. This is the person you must impress first and foremost.

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Set yourself apart with good interview questions

We all know that a job opportunity can be won or lost at the interview stage. Here are some good questions you might want to add to your repertoire.

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