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Recruitment: Why migrant workers are critical to the future of agriculture

Migrant workers are critical to the future of Australian agriculture, argues Jock Collins, Professor of Social Economics at UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney..Read More

Jock Collins*, July 12, 2019

Recruitment: New and previously unseen roles emerging in the red meat supply chain

One of the exciting things that is happening in the Australian red meat and livestock industry is the sheer range of new job opportunities that are emerging. In this week’s recruitment article we celebrate the career paths that are opening up in the beef supply chain – many of which did not exist just a few years ago…Read More

Beef Central, July 5, 2019

Recruitment: Salary trends up in Australian agriculture

Recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments has reviewed salary changes seen in agribusiness over the three year period 2018. A stand-out feature has been the quite significant increases in farm manager salaries, which in part is due to supply exceeding demand for experienced operators in some sectors, and may also reflect a growing corporate approach to farming in others…Read More

Beef Central, June 28, 2019

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Respected global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. With a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, it analysed responses from 189,000 people working in leadership roles in diverse organisations around the world. What did it find?..Read More

Beef Central, June 21, 2019

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere, fulfilling roles which are highly technical, and developing and displaying extremely advanced skillsets. With this in mind, it should follow that females are now highly sought after employees, and that their employment rate in this industry is high, recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments suggests..Read More

Agricultural Appointments, June 14, 2019

Recruitment: Employee retention – how to keep your best talent

A large Australian pastoral company has estimated that it costs the business almost $10,000 to advertise, attract, recruit, induct and embed a new lower-to-mid level employee within its northern cattle operations, including the productivity sacrificed until the new staffmember comes up to speed in their job. Employee retention creates intellectual capital within your workforce, which is critical to success…Read More

Beef Central, June 7, 2019

Recruitment: Digital transformation broadens work roles in ag

Advances in digital technology are opening up a range of new career opportunities in agriculture, recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments highlights in its latest Agribusiness Trends and Salary report..Read More

Beef Central, May 31, 2019

Recruitment: Five ways to motivate staff and improve their engagement

Finding staff who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile can be tough for employers in the beef industry – whether it be in cattle production, lotfeeding or processing. Truly engaged workers are the ones who work with passion, feel a connection to the business they work for and are willing to put in extra effort to carry out their role…Read More

Beef Central, May 24, 2019

Recruitment: Does your business really need an employee induction program?

Whether yours is a small cattle-producing business or a larger organisation somewhere along the red meat supply chain, you’ll need an employee induction program. When a new employee commences, it’s important that they quickly understand their role and responsibilities – and a good induction program gets them off to a great start…Read More

Jon Condon, May 17, 2019

Recruitment: Starting off new employees on the right foot

When you find the new recruit you believe is truly a great fit for your business – regardless of whether it is a small grazing property with only a couple of staff, or a feedlot employing 30 – it’s only then that the hard yards really begin. Welcome to the concept of ‘on-boarding.’..Read More

Beef Central, May 10, 2019

Recruitment: Growing number of younger employees in ag

According to the latest ABS census, agriculture’s workforce is growing, and getting younger. The number of people working in the sector in Queensland, for example, increased by nine percent between 2011 and 2017…Read More

Beef Central, May 3, 2019

Recruitment: Attracting uni graduates to the red meat processing sector

The changing nature of the red meat processing industry means there is a greater need today than ever before to recruit university graduates to fill an expanding range of working roles within the sector, a recent red meat training conference heard. ..Read More

Beef Central, April 26, 2019

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