Recruitment: Recognising bosses – the good, the bad and the ugly

YOU will likely encounter many different bosses during your working career, and it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and deal with them — ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2020

Recruitment: Quads, tractors again lead farm accident list

Latest annual statistics for non-intentional farm related incidents in Australia reinforce why a serious culture shift in work health & safety is needed if the agriculture sector is to shake its hazardous reputation. Figures revealed 58 on-farm deaths were reported in 2019, down from 68 cases in 2018, with quad bikes and tractors again the leading causes of injury…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2020

Recruitment: Dismissal is never easy, but it can be done with compassion

Firing an employee is never easy for any employer, and can be one of the hardest things a leader has to do. But when an employee is simply not a good fit for the business or hasn’t shown their best work or skills, it is usually best for both parties that they leave. Here’s some hints to help both employer and employee through the process…Read More

Sheep Central, March 20, 2020

Recruitment: How do new annualised salary rules affect farm businesses?

THE Pastoral Award and Clerks Private Sector Award now have new rules on annualised wage arrangements, determined by the Fair Work Commission. Both are relevant to Australia’s meat and livestock industries. What do they mean for employers?..Read More

Kathryne Wall, Rimfire HR Services, March 13, 2020

Recruitment: Giving more effective employee feedback

We’ve all been there ourselves. We have received feedback and certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the red meat supply chain, there are important aspects to consider when delivering feedback to employees…Read More

Sheep Central, March 6, 2020

Recruitment & HR: Labor appointees dominate Fair Work Commission ranks

Coalition Government appointees to the Fair Work Commission have been overwhelmingly frozen out of significant Full Bench determinations over the past three years, according to new analysis…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2020

Recruitment: Three keys to attracting and keeping top talent

WHETHER you’re a small lamb or wool business owner, manager of a large feedlot or a global agribusiness chief executive, employer branding is a powerful business tool…Read More

Sheep Central, February 14, 2020

Recruitment: Top 10 tips to impress on your first day of the new job

NO matter whether it is your first job or your tenth, the first day at work is a nerve-racking experience. But if you are properly prepared you can turn that first day into a positive experience that kicks off a long and successful career…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2020

Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback

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 their capabilities…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, January 31, 2020

Recruitment: How to improve employee engagement

Employee engagement levels can have a significant impact on the productivity and overall success of operations in any industry. Because most projects rely on continuity and collaboration between workers with different kinds of skills, it is necessary for them to be fully engaged in order to be most efficient. Here’s some tips for improving employee engagement…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2020

Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates need in 2020

WHETHER you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career in the lamb or wool industry, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job…Read More

Sheep Central, January 17, 2020

Recruitment: Engaging with job candidates over Christmas/New Year

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and so we ask does the festive season affect recruiting and is it worthwhile to advertise vacancies over the holiday period?..Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments*, December 13, 2019

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