Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison is the Founder and Managing Director of Harrison Human Resources, a flourishing HR consulting business that sprouted in 2009 from Claire’s passionate belief that inspiring leaders and superstar employees are the key success factor to any business. With over 20 years’ experience, Claire has worked as a HR Director of multi-national organisations, as a Non-Executive Board Director, and a small business owner. Claire’s corporate career includes working with companies such as BHP, Westpac, Fonterra and Mayne Nickless.

Claire Harrison

The business benefits of supporting mental health

The physical and emotional health of your people has a significant impact on their work performance and productivity. Increasingly, employees are experiencing bouts of psychological illness, which often result in extended absences or periods of low or non-existent productivity. The more we learn about mental health, the clearer it becomes that it may have a …

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4 tips for preventing poor performance

There’s a strong link between a company’s financial performance and an effective and aligned goal-setting process. When employees understand the connection between their individual efforts and the organisation’s strategic aims, the business benefits are: Increased operating margins Quicker execution of company strategy Reduced employee turnover Here are our tips to help you create a better …

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4 steps to finding the right person for the right job

You have one task: hire the right person for the right job. Sounds easy task, right? Yet, time and again, great people are employed into unsuitable positions. So, what’s going wrong? One of the common mistakes we see is managers promoting people beyond their capability. Many leaders we talk to have an honourable intention; they …

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Common missteps in workplace communication

When it came to communicating with his employees, the newly appointed CEO of an accounting firm adhered to a tight-lipped philosophy: “Only tell them what they need to know”. He gave swift and direct feedback when an employee did something wrong but remained entirely silent when someone met or exceeded expectations. The CEO considered team …

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What is wage theft & how can employers meet workplace obligations?

We’ve all seen the recent headlines – large companies like Woolworths, Domino’s Pizza, 7-11 and George Calombaris’s hospitality group publicly admitting to underpaying thousands of employees to the tune of millions of dollars. Many employees and employers alike have wondered – how can such mistreatment happen in this day and age? How have these businesses been getting away with it for so …

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