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.
FEEDBACK from government organisations, industry groups, academics and almost anyone who has ever tried to find highly-skilled candidates for agriculture job vacancies, is that the Australian agriculture sector faces a near-critical skills shortage.
If you’re a youngster looking to launch your career in the sheep or wool industry and don’t quite know where to start, here are a few resources that might help you on your way.
Regardless of its size, any agribusiness’s bottom line can be affected by under-performance or decreased productivity among staff. To address under-performance, it’s necessary to look at the likely cause or causes, and then some solutions. Here are just a few possibilities, for starters.