For a change of pace in this week’s recruitment article, we take a look at staffing issues in the United States farm sector, and the lot-feeding sector in particular – which is arguably facing even bigger challenges than Australia.
Effective management stems from quality relationships and open communication with staff. Yet so many managers and employers avoid regular one-on-one sit-downs and meetings with their personnel, blaming factors such as not enough time, not finding them beneficial or having to discuss complaints or sensitive topics that they would prefer not to.
GREAT workplace environments in the sheep and wool industry don’t just happen – they are a result of hard work from leaders, and buy-in from staff.
To truly compete in today’s ag sector job market, candidates need more than a diploma or work history in the field. Employers are increasingly looking for the total package: candidates who have the education and training needed to understand the job, the experience to carry out the technical duties, and the employability skills to be successful. What are employability skills?
For employees, the beginning of the New Year often spells resolutions such as “New year, new career.” As an employer, this is a suitable time to consider how best to retain your top performers from the current season.
FROM birth to the inevitable, we are always learning. Improving communication is a great way to assist with workplace relationships.
Have you ever wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional for the life of the team? Effective workplace teamwork is both profoundly simple and difficult at the same time.
When you’re yearning for growth, increased profits or even just consistency, how do you find and build a team that is just as enthusiastic as you, and more to the point, how do you keep them? Here’s the major piece to the puzzle. Before you do anything, go to a mirror and take a good hard look at… yourself.
The most successful farmers overseas have mastered staff retention and are considered ‘employers of choice’ in their industry and community, a recently returned Nuffield scholar says. The strongest businesses were led by strong leaders that practiced good governance, core values, continual communication and accountability measures, according to WA farmer and grazier Reece Curwen.
WHEN a new employee takes on a role in a business, there will be more they want to know about their new workplace on top of what their responsibilities will entail. This can include getting a well-rounded view of a business, such as its core values, company culture and leadership style.