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

Recruitment: After COVID-19, will the skills shortfall in agriculture continue?

Many sectors of agriculture have operated for several decades under a market where demand for a wide range of skills has exceeded supply. But what implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Recruitment: Are you paying attention to your ‘employer brand?’

Employer branding, whether developed through through social media, career portals, company newsletters or more formal corporate policies, or is a key component to the success of any beef supply chain agribusiness. Here’s some tips on how to develop it…Read More

Sheep Central, May 8, 2020

Recruitment: Selling ‘soft skills’ as part of an employment package

Australian employees often underestimate the value that employers place on so-called ‘soft skills’ – a basket of disciplines including digital literacy, communication skills, emotional judgement, problem-solving and self-management…Read More

Sheep Central, May 4, 2020

Recruitment: More effective communication of WH&S risks in ag

New guidance around communicating more effective messages about workplace health & safety have emerged, in the form of webinar developed by the Rural Safety & Health Alliance…Read More

Sheep Central, April 24, 2020

Recruitment: Managing employees through the COVID-19 crisis

What exactly are your options as an ag-sector employer, if your business is adversely affected by COVID-19 and you do not have the work to sustain your current workforce? Rimfire Resources HR specialist, Kathryne Wall, provides some answers..Read More

Kathryne Wall, Rimfire HR Services, April 17, 2020

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

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