Recruitment: Filling empty seats can help your bottom line

Dr Ray Johnson, February 23, 2024

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IN today’s competitive agri-employment market, it’s more important than ever to have a talented and engaged workforce.

But when key roles are left unfilled, it can have a negative impact on any business’s bottom line.

Here are a few ways that empty seats can impact your business:

Inhibited growth: When you don’t have the right people in place, it can be difficult to grow your business. For example, if you’re short-staffed in sales, you may not be able to generate as many leads or close as many deals.

Low morale and staff satisfaction: When employees are overworked and understaffed, it can lead to low morale and job dissatisfaction. This can lead to decreased productivity, increased turnover, and a negative work environment.

Reduced customer satisfaction: When your employees are stretched too thin, it can lead to missed deadlines, poor customer service, and a damaged reputation.

Missed opportunities: When a business is short-staffed, it may have to miss out on new opportunities or important projects. This can put the business at a competitive disadvantage and hurt the bottom line.

The good news is that there are a number of things any agribusiness can do to fill empty seats and boost business performance:

Invest in recruiting and hiring: Make sure you have a well-defined hiring process and that you’re actively recruiting for key roles. You may also want to consider working with a recruiter to help you find the right candidates.

Offer competitive salaries and benefits: In order to attract and retain top talent, you need to offer competitive salaries and benefits. You may also want to consider offering other perks, such as flexible work arrangements or professional development opportunities.

Create a positive work environment: A positive work environment is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. Make sure employees feel valued and respected, and that they have the resources and support they need to be successful.

By filling empty seats and investing in your workforce, you can create a more successful and profitable business. So make it a priority to fill empty seats in your business today. It’s one of the best investments you can make.


Author Dr Ray Johnson heads Agricultural Appointments, which has specialised in placing candidates in exciting new roles across agribusiness, wine, food manufacturing, and retail since 1979.


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