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Recruitment: Employability skills beef industry job candidates will need in 2020

Whether you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career in the red meat and livestock industry, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job. What are they?..Read More

Beef Central, January 17, 2020

Recruitment: Diverse beef industry career opportunities on offer for 2020

There’s been a host of new job listings added to our Jobs Central platform over the Christmas/New Year break. Lower, middle and upper-management career opportunities recently listed cover the lotfeeding, cattle production, processing, beef marketing, agribusiness, aviation, quality assurance, administration and sales fields. ..Read More

Beef Central, January 10, 2020

Recruitment: Carving a new path for butchery apprentices

Click here to view latest listings on Jobs Central. New listings will continue to be added during the next two-week holiday period, until we return to work on Monday, 13 January ..Read More

Beef Central, December 20, 2019

Recruitment: Engaging with those ‘passive candidates’ over the Christmas/New Year period

Christmas is fast approaching and so this week we ask the questions: Does the festive season affect recruiting? Is it worthwhile to advertise vacancies over the Christmas/New Year period? Circumstances have changed since the advent of internet job boards and more recently, smart phones and other mobile devices. The average person on holidays today expects to spend three hours per week on their smartphone/tablet/laptop, checking emails and work matters…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments*, December 13, 2019

Recruitment: The importance of managing worker fatigue

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in the meat and livestock supply chain, it is important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. However, it is often the case that staff can quickly become weary from both the physical exertion and concentration that their work often demands, so managers need to be conscious of the condition of their employees and know how to reduce levels of fatigue, where possible…Read More

Beef Central, November 29, 2019

Recruitment: Four ways that employers can inspire their staff

To be most productive, an employee needs to feel inspired by their leader or leaders, the business and the business’s ‘brand message.’ So what are the key ways an employer in the red meat industry can inspire staff? Here’s some suggestions… ..Read More

Beef Central, November 22, 2019

Recruitment: Job-matching platform links skilled workers in the bush with city tasks

After working remotely for a Sydney-based corporation, Wagga region farming entrepreneur Jo Palmer looked at her network of highly qualified, professional friends and acquaintances who were living in rural areas. Passionate about connecting, educating and empowering rural businesses so they can access the skills and experience they need to grow, Jo established the Pointer Remote Roles website, to help employers tap into this talent pool…Read More

Beef Central, November 15, 2019

Recruitment: Workplace safety remains key industry priority, statistics show

Despite greater attention being placed on workplace health and safety across the sector, agriculture remains the most dangerous place to work in Australian industry…Read More

Beef Central, November 8, 2019

Special report: Is there a future for traditional agricultural colleges?

The model of residential-based agricultural education, which was the preferred training option for budding young farmers for much of the 20th Century, is under threat across Australia. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, November 6, 2019

Recruitment: Improving communication in the workplace

People communicate hundreds, perhaps thousands of times every day, although it does not mean everyone is a good communicator. Here’s some tips to improve…Read More

Beef Central, November 1, 2019

Recruitment: Four recruiting mistakes that could cost you money

Agriculture and food processing sector business owners are justifiably terrified about hiring the wrong person. Bad hires undermine team morale, are expensive and can dull the company, regardless of whether it is a family-scale cattle operation with a couple of staffmembers, or a feedlot with 35. These common mistakes can cost companies thousands, even millions of dollars every year, if they are large enough…Read More

Jon Condon, October 25, 2019

Recruitment: How to build a more positive workplace culture

There are many benefits in creating a positive workplace culture, including attracting and retaining employees, strengthening your business ‘brand’ and delivering better productivity across the enterprise. Here are some key methods to help achieve it…Read More

Beef Central, October 18, 2019

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