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My first job was picking up golf balls, my second was carving up charcoal chickens and now?

I work with incredible business owners to give their people a rewarding, engaging and fulfilling work life while bringing the company’s vision to life.

Not to brag, but I really, really love my work! I’m the Founder and CEO of Kath Harris Human Resources, a boutique consultancy that’s evocative of my years upon years (upon years!) of experience and expertise working in the ‘people part’ of organisations, big, small and in between.

You can see my work and education history right here, but put simply, my work sits in that sweet spot that links people to vision. It’s here where the founders have a clear vision and lofty aspirations, who don’t *quite* need an in-house HR resource but want to give their people an incredible culture to enable them to do their best work and, by default, grow the business.

Put simply, my work is all about confidence, growth and support and it’s a blend of experience, skills and heart.

I’ve always been drawn to the ‘people’ aspects of business. HR was my major in my Bachelor of Business and my first job in the real world -ie not a charcoal chicken or a Ton-O-Fun amusement park (both with their own People and Culture stories best shared over a glass of my favourite bubbles) was for AMP where I was blessed to work with amazing HR professionals at a pivotal time in my career. True story: I sent six letters – letters, not emails- to every HR Manager in AMP and was offered a job during the ‘come and meet me’ informal chat. This role challenged and inspired me and from here I took on a variety of HR functions across organisations and across the seas – oh yes, like a good Mid North Coast girl I did the UK working holiday where the cold and rainy weather teamed with bad coffee had me cut short my gig and spend the very last of my pennies travelling Europe for four months on my way home.

When I returned to Australia I worked across a range of roles before taking on a new role in 2009 working on a program that featured this new shiny approach called “remote working.” Teams of over 600 across different locations, with these things called ‘teleconferences.’ I wonder if that’ll ever stick? Turns out, it did! Eleven years later, in 2020 when you-know-what happened I experienced a massive career highlight by becoming a Salesforce partner and got people through two years of lockdowns.

And here we are – today my consultancy Kath Harris Human Resources works with people who are across a range of industries and sectors, usually in a growth stage (or ready to launch into scale) with at least 10 members of their team.  What they have in common is an unyielding commitment to their people and excitement to harness their people’s excellence to grow their businesses and meet their goals. What they lack is the know-how to get there, which is where I come in! I bring experience and expertise, and thanks to the aforementioned charcoal chicken employment history, I can also carve up a chicken like nobody’s business.

Want to know more, including the time I nearly slid down a mountain trying to find a hobbit? Just reach out.

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What Our Clients Say

"Culture is a critical part of our business, indeed any business, so I'm super protective of who I trust to advise and help foster our culture & people. Kath has been instrumental in helping us at Skie take a great organic culture and nurture it while adding HR rigour that is complementary and right fit for our people and organisation."

Adam Troughear, Managing Director, Skie

“I had the privilege of engaging Unscripted HR's services for a critical senior role recruitment at our company. Kath's genuine, enthusiastic, meticulous, and compassionate approach greatly aided me in clarifying our requirements and sifting through various candidates to precisely define our ideal fit. From creating the job description to onboarding the perfect candidate, I felt consistently supported. I wouldn't hesitate to collaborate with Kath again and wholeheartedly endorse her to others.”

Di Geddes, Director, Exceptional Care For You

“I have never seen such a kind, compassionate, friendly and headstrong strong HR manager. Her thoughtfulness and warmth is beyond commendable. She is able to bring diverse cultures together in a fun and respectful way that brings about positivity in the atmosphere. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her - made me feel nurtured and valued. My best recommendations for her beyond reason and doubt.”

Nitu Saksena, Founder and Director, SaaSTrix

"Kath brings professionalism, strong expertise and a commercial mindset to people and culture management coupled with a positive energy and kindness that radiates throughout her work.

She is able to provide technical HR support while coaching owners and leaders with sound recommendations that enable them to remain in control of their operations while bringing out the best in their teams."

Lee Morgan, Partner and Director, Cure Collective
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