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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

Recruitment: Research reveals what young ag recruits want in their careers

Many companies along the Australian beef supply chain will put on fresh and young talent as part of their 2020 recruitment. Here’s some insights into how best to harness their talents, and retain younger recruits…Read More

Beef Central, October 11, 2019

Recruitment: How to keep your best talent

As an employer, people are your biggest asset and the ability to attract and retain talented staff is a reliable predictor of company excellence. It may also be the single-most important challenge faced by agribusiness owners and managers.
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Beef Central, October 4, 2019

Recruitment: Retaining staff in tough times – a farmer’s perspective

New South Wales farmer Gus O’Brien has a straightforward philosophy when it comes to successful staff retention: ‘Pay well, provide reasonable accommodation and give them some rein’…Read More

Beef Central, September 27, 2019

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. The survey found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness. What are they?..Read More

Beef Central, September 19, 2019

Recruitment: What type of beef industry employee are you?

Every now and then it’s good to take a step back and look at ‘how you’re travelling’, and working anywhere along the red meat supply chain is no exception. ..Read More

Beef Central, September 12, 2019

Recruitment: Four reasons why you may not be getting quality job applicants

Choosing where to advertise your job openings is important, but no matter how many page views a jobs website or a newspaper gets, if your job posts are not engaging, they will not attract the best talent…Read More

Beef Central, September 6, 2019

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