A career in the beautiful top end of Australia

A journey of discovery of the power of personality (Facet5) on Australia’s largest barramundi farm. 

Humpty Doo Barramundi produces premium, saltwater Barramundi that is sustainably grown on 100% Australian family owned and operated farm, halfway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory.

I have been fortunate enough to work with Humpty Doo Barramundi for a number of years as an external consultant using Facet5 to support their recruitment and people development objectives. The company embraces their people as vitally important to their business and the value they place on them is inspiring. I have also had the pleasure to visit the farm and it is picturesque, stunning and a magical place that can only be seen to be believed.

Since 1993 they have nurtured their premium saltwater Barramundi on their family farm alongside the majestic Adelaide River in Australia’s remote Northern Territory – the spiritual home of the Barramundi.

Humpty Doo Barramundi’s vision is to responsibly produce beautiful Australian Barramundi, while demonstrating their genuine care for and commitment to their people, fish, environment, and partners. They are committed to their community, supporting trainee chefs, the hospitality industry and future generations of Australian’s through sustainable aquaculture practices.

Tarun Richards is the Head of Business Services at Humpty Doo Barramundi and shares her insights on their relationship with Facet5 and their journey using the power of personality to realise potential.

“Humpty Doo Barramundi has engaged Jess Symes Toomey to deliver Facet5 Profile and TeamScape to guide recruitment and team building in our company for the past 4 years. 

Our company [Humpty Doo Barramundi] was experiencing the growing pains of rapid expansion; Facet 5 enables us to recruit the right people to key roles while Facet5 TeamScape has improved performance within teams by supporting them to collaborate with understanding and respect for individual members. Jess has an approachable style and delivers Facet5 insights in a way that is clear and uncomplicated, making it easy to implement the findings effectively. We recommend engaging Jess to deliver Facet5 in your business – but ignore the insights at your peril!”

Tarun Richards – Head of Business Services – Humpty Doo Barramundi

The pursuit of supporting careers within great organisations can be found far and wide, and myself and Facet5 love nothing more than collaborating with companies like Humpty Doo Barramundi and supporting them to be the best they can be by adding science to an already robust people focus. I look forward to continuing to work with Humpty Doo Barramundi on their journey of growth and their passion for developing careers.

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