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Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Sheep Central, 14 December 2018

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences.

Recruitment: Effectively managing remotely-located employees

Sheep Central, 23 November 2018

The red meat industry supply chain is a classic example of a business sector where some staff may operate remotely from the main business. Having remote employees presents unique challenges to management that may be overlooked. However addressing a few key points will help improve morale, productivity and team cohesion.

Recruitment: Like Australia, US agribusiness experiences hiring headaches

Sheep Central, 31 August 2018

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.

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.