Recruitment: Don’t overlook ‘Baby Boomers’ to boost your workforce

Employing the right staff can be a challenge for small agribusinesses. Getting the right cultural fit, using the relevant recruitment tools and knowing how much to pay are just a few of the hurdles when it comes to expanding your team. Many businesses have started benefiting from employing staff aged over 50, the so-called ‘Baby Boomer’ generation…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Recruitment: Are older workers a too-often ignored resource?

Latest listings on Jobs Central recruitment page: Operations Coordinator, Brisbane – AAM Investment Group Assistant Farm Manager, NSW – MH Premium Farms Chief Financial Officer, Feedlot – via Lucas Group..Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, February 19, 2021

Recruitment: How to be indispensable at work

IN today’s meat and livestock industry job environment, an employee can never assume their role is completely secure or safe, regardless of the industry involved. ..Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2021

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to future job security?

There is a digital revolution underway in Australian agriculture, with the timely confluence of record production levels marking agriculture as one of the key ‘industries of the future’. But will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the farm sector’s job opportunities of the future?..Read More

Dr Ray Johnson* Agricultural Appointments, February 5, 2021

Recruitment & HR: Diversity in decision-makers benefits rural businesses

The image of a ‘white, older male’ as being typical of a farmer and rural decision-maker is rooted in data, with the ABS Census showing that 72pc of Australian farmers were older males. But research has shown there are a variety of business benefits linked to diversity in senior leadership…Read More

Sheep Central, January 29, 2021

Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback from your team

Senior staff members bring considerable experience and insight to your business. If you only tap into those insights during their annual review, you’re missing opportunities to fully utilise the capability of your people…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, January 22, 2021

Recruitment: Operating smarter in 2021

The commencement of a new year is often a time for employers in the agricultural industries to reflect on their future hiring requirements, and for employees, to plan a career move. For employers and candidates alike, there are implications from operating in a COVID-affected job market…Read More

Sheep Central, January 15, 2021

Recruitment: Three hints to help embed your new recruit

YOU’VE selected the most suited and ‘cream-of-the-crop’ new employee and you’re getting ready to welcome him or her to your team. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role…Read More

Sheep Central, December 18, 2020

Recruitment: Getting an entry-level start in the livestock industry

IF you’re a youngster looking to launch your career in the livestock industry in the New Year, and don’t know where to start, here are a few resources that might help you on your way…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Recruitment: Earning others’ trust in the workplace

There is no better starting point to nurturing one’s career in the red meat & livestock industry than establishing a foundation of mutual trust within the workplace – regardless of whether that is a feedlot, a processing plant or a stock camp. Regardless of your title or level of authority, trusting others and having others trust you in return are the most basic elements of being looked upon as a respected professional…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2020

Recruitment: Staff satisfaction and business performance are linked

The most successful farmers overseas have mastered staff retention and are considered ‘employers of choice’ in their industry and community, a former Nuffield scholar’s research suggests. The strongest businesses were led by strong leaders that practiced good governance, held core values, encouraged continual communication and promoted accountability measures…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2020

Recruitment: Are wage levels a challenge to future ag growth?

THE latest salary data shows salaries in the agriculture and farming sector are skewed toward the lower levels when compared to other industries, in a trend that will affect the ability of the ag sector to attract the skilled talent required to drive future growth, a recent report suggests…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2020

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