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

Recruitment: The importance of managing worker fatigue

RECOGNITION fatigue levels is important for people working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in the meat and livestock supply chain…Read More

Sheep Central, November 29, 2019

Recruitment: Workplace safety remains key industry priority

DESPITE greater attention being placed on workplace health and safety across the sector, agriculture remains the most dangerous places to work in Australian industry, recently released statistics show. ..Read More

Sheep Central, November 8, 2019

Recruitment: Improving communication in the workplace

PEOPLE communicate hundreds, perhaps thousands of times every day – although just because it is something done almost instinctively, it doesn’t mean everyone is a good communicator. Here are some tips to improve communication…Read More

Sheep Central, November 1, 2019

Recruitment: Four recruiting mistakes that could cost you money

Agriculture and food processing sector business owners are justifiably terrified about hiring the wrong person. Bad hires undermine team morale, are expensive and can dull the company, regardless of whether it is a family-scale sheep operation with a couple of staff members, or a feedlot with 35. These common mistakes can cost companies thousands, even millions of dollars every year, if they are large enough…Read More

Sheep Central, October 25, 2019

Recruitment: How to build a more positive workplace culture

THERE are many benefits in creating a positive workplace culture, including attracting and retaining employees, strengthening your business ‘brand’ and delivering better productivity across the enterprise…Read More

Jon Condon, October 18, 2019

Recruitment: Research reveals what young ag recruits want

MANY companies along the Australian sheep meat or wool supply chain will look at putting on fresh and young talent as part of their 2020 recruitment strategies, to allow newcomers to learn the ropes from experienced co-workers and build core experience as part of a sustainable business. Here are some insights into how to harness their talents and retain younger recruits…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

Recruitment: How to keep your best talent

AS an employer, people are your biggest asset and the ability to attract and retain talented staff is a reliable predictor of company excellence. It may also be the single most important challenge faced by agribusiness owners and managers…Read More

Sheep Central, October 4, 2019

Recruitment: Retaining staff in tough times – a farmer’s perspective

NEW South Wales farmer Gus O’Brien has a straightforward philosophy when it comes to successful staff retention: ‘Pay well, provide reasonable accommodation and give them some rein’…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2019

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define effective leadership

GLOBAL management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. The survey found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness. What are they?..Read More

Sheep Central, September 19, 2019

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