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.
Employing the right staff can be a challenge for small agribusinesses. Getting the right cultural fit, using the relevant recruitment tools and knowing how much to pay are just a few of the hurdles when it comes to expanding your team. Many businesses have started benefiting from employing staff aged over 50, the so-called ‘baby boomer’ generation.
Gone are the days where agribusiness managers spoke and employees just listened. For one thing, Millennials and Gen Ys are taught to question things at school and university. For some, it’s a no-brainer that we should listen to our employees, but sometimes we might get busy or become too distracted.
YOU have selected the most suited and ‘cream-of-the-crop’ new employee and you’re getting ready to welcome the new addition to your team. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role.
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We all know there aren’t nearly enough women in leadership and senior management positions in agriculture sector roles in Australia, despite a wealth of evidence that shows it makes good business sense. Top-tier male and female agribusiness leaders and managers are pushing to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace.
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.