Recruitment: Key points for employers in job interviews

When hiring new staff there are a number of issues that need to be dealt with by a business owner or senior manager before a recruitment interview process begins. It’s much harder to retro-fit this important information into a recruitment process after the fact, says business advisor James Price…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, September 25, 2020

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. A shortage of skills in many sectors make it an ideal sector in which to embark on a career. Those planning such a career should consider what type of work they enjoy doing and then plan to acquire the skills required. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2020

Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

Around 41pc of Australian employees have experienced a performance review, according to a recent employment trends report. Of those, only a little over half said they felt confident going into their review. Performance reviews can take many forms – what’s the best approach for your staff and agribusiness model? ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2020

Recruitment: Ten signs an employee may be disengaging

Everyone has worked with a disengaged employee or co-worker at some time. They’re easy to spot once you chat with them for a few minutes – instead of helping the business grow, they’re likely to be dragging it down. Here’s some hints to help spot them. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 7, 2020

Recruitment: Hiring to avoid future firing

HERE are some recruiting approaches that can help agribusiness employers without a human resources background to find staff that shine without handballing the task to a recruitment specialist…Read More

Sheep Central, August 14, 2020

NSW students win national pitch competition with ag career app idea

THREE New South Wales students have won the national 2020 Women in Agri-tech Pitch Competition with an app idea designed to entice youth to consider a career in agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, July 27, 2020

Recruitment: Are you investing enough time in your staff?

WHETHER you run a small livestock enterprise with one or two employees or a processing plant employing 500, running an agribusiness is a juggling act, with multiple management responsibilities needing ongoing attention…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2020

Recruitment: Tracking COVID’s impact on Australian ag employment

RAIN, a good growing season since March, and the ability to adapt quickly are all major factors which have helped the Australian agribusiness sector remain resilient through the first four months of COVID-19, recruitment and HR consultant Rimfire Resources says…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2020

Recruitment: ICMJ’s online careers expo extends to three days

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association will host a three-day digital careers expo, with a range of online activities now planned starting with an industry advice panel on Wednesday July 8…Read More

Sheep Central, June 26, 2020

Recruitment: The state of women’s careers in the ag workforce

THE contribution of women in agriculture has been historically ignored in Australia, even when at least 49 percent of real farm income in the country is produced by females. Now, even with growing recognition of women in the agricultural sector, the industry is having trouble keeping women engaged and employed. What are the reasons, and the solutions?..Read More

Sheep Central, June 19, 2020

Recruitment: How effective are you when hiring and on-boarding new staff?

Congratulations! You’ve just made an excellent new staff appointment and are excited about the contribution fresh talent can bring to the team. What comes next?..Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2020

Recruitment: Effectively managing remote staff during COVID-19

Managing remote teams, such as during the COVID-19 era, requires a different mindset by leaders, says The Right Mind’s David Hanlon. “When done effectively, it is very rewarding for both leaders and team members. As we enter the world of increased remoteness, organisations who adapt to the new leadership style and have the discipline to integrate effective workplace technologies and tools will be the winners,” he says……Read More

Sheep Central, June 5, 2020

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