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Recruitment: How one-on-one meetings with staff can boost performance

Sheep Central, 06 July 2018

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.

Recruitment: Value in boosting employees’ team spirit

Sheep Central, 22 June 2018

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.

Recruitment: Five employability skills & how to demonstrate that you have them

Sheep Central, 20 October 2017

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?

Recruitment: Five tips to retain your top performers in 2018

Sheep Central, 22 September 2017

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.

Recruitment: Assertiveness vs aggression at work

Jon Condon, 15 September 2017

FROM birth to the inevitable, we are always learning. Improving communication is a great way to assist with workplace relationships.

Recruitment: 10 tips for better teamwork

Sheep Central, 08 September 2017

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.

Recruitment: Five steps to leading a great team

Sheep Central, 01 September 2017

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.

Recruitment: Close link between staff satisfaction and ag business performance

Sheep Central, 25 August 2017

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.

Recruitment: Four things new employees want to know about a business before they start

Sheep Central, 06 August 2017

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.

Recruitment: Overcoming the agricultural skills shortage

Jon Condon, 28 July 2017

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.