Recruitment: ICMJ ‘sliding doors moment’ a life changer for Sarah Stewart

In the countdown to the 2021 Inter-Collegiate Meat Judging Association Conference at Wagga in July, Beef Central will publish a weekly series of case studies on former ICMJ participants, now forging their careers in the meat and livestock industry. Now in its 30th year, ICMJ has a long and successful reputation of attracting graduates to careers in our industry – and as this profile shows, sometimes from non-traditional backgrounds ….     ..Read More

Sheep Central, May 14, 2021

Recruitment: Unleashing the power of mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring is not just a critical tool for diversifying demographics in meat and livestock industry workplaces; it can also be a fast-track for up-skilling the entire workforce…Read More

Sheep Central, April 30, 2021

Recruitment: Six tips for improving workplace culture

A healthy workplace culture is the best bet for happy employees and low turnover. That statement applies as much in a small family-scale lamb or wool operation with a single employee, as it does in a processing plant employing hundreds. If you’re wondering what the culture is like in your business, consider the disposition of the people who work with you…Read More

Sheep Central, April 23, 2021

Recruitment: Big surge seen in Australian jobs listings – agriculture included

There has been a sharp surge in new jobs listings across Australian business and industry in the past couple of months – and agriculture is one of the leaders of the charge…Read More

Sheep Central, April 9, 2021

Recruitment: Five things extraordinary managers say every day

EMPLOYERS and managers can make a difference in the way they interact with employees by saying these five simple things in day-to-day dealings with staff…Read More

Sheep Central, March 26, 2021

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience…Read More

Sheep Central, March 19, 2021

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

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