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Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

While many agribusinesses held off making key staff appointments during the early stages of COVID-19 over the April-May period due to uncertainty, there is now renewed interest in moving forward, Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson suggests..Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 7, 2020

Recruitment: NSW students win national pitch competition with ag career app idea

Three New South Wales secondary school students have won the national 2020 Women in Agri-tech Pitch Competition with an app idea designed to entice youth to consider a career in agriculture…Read More

Beef Central, July 31, 2020

Recruitment: NFF launches workforce survey to target industry needs

Beef producers and feedlot operators – the National Farmers’ Federation wants to know if you need workers and how you source your labour. The NFF last week launched its 2020 annual Farm Workforce Survey and is calling for farmers across all sectors to complete an online questionairre…Read More

Beef Central, July 24, 2020

Recruitment: Are you investing enough time in your staff?

Regardless of whether yours is a small cattle enterprise with one or two employees, or a feedlot employing 30, running an agribusiness is a juggling act, with multiple management responsibilities needing ongoing attention. One area on which managers cannot afford to lose focus is staff, particularly when this can impact on profitability and day to day operations…Read More

Sonya Buck, Australia, July 17, 2020

Recruitment: Tracking COVID’s impact on Australian agribusiness employment

Rain, a good growing season since March, and the ability to adapt quickly are all major factors which have helped the Australian agribusiness sector remain resilient through the first four months of COVID-19, recruitment and HR consultant Rimfire Resources says…Read More

Beef Central, July 10, 2020

Recruitment: The importance of hiring for good cultural fit

Like people, business organisations have personality. Regardless of whether an agribusiness employs one or two staff, or 25, corporate culture defines the collective values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours shared by a group of people who work together…Read More

Agricultural Appointments, July 3, 2020

Recruitment: ICMJ’s online careers expo extends to three days

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association will host a three-day digital careers expo, with a range of activities now planned starting with an industry advice panel on Wednesday July 8…Read More

Beef Central, June 26, 2020

Recruitment: The state of women’s careers in the ag workforce

THE contribution of women in agriculture has been historically ignored in Australia, even when at least 49 percent of real farm income in the country is produced by females. Now, even with growing recognition of women in the agricultural sector, the industry is having trouble keeping women engaged and employed. What are the reasons, and the solutions?..Read More

Beef Central, June 19, 2020

Recruitment: How effective are you when hiring and on-boarding new staff?

Congratulations! You’ve just made an excellent new staff appointment and are excited about the contribution fresh talent can bring to the team. What comes next?..Read More

Agricultural Appointments*, June 12, 2020

Recruitment: Effectively managing remote staff during COVID-19

Managing remote teams, such as during the COVID-19 era, requires a different mindset by leaders, says The Right Mind’s David Hanlon. “When done effectively, it is very rewarding for both leaders and team members. As we enter the world of increased remoteness, organisations who adapt to the new leadership style and have the discipline to integrate effective workplace technologies and tools will be the winners,” he says……Read More

Beef Central, June 5, 2020

Recruitment: Beyond COVID-19 – Will there continue to be a shortfall of skills in agriculture?

Many sectors of agriculture have operated for several decades under a market where demand for a wide range of skills has exceeded supply. But what implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Agricultural Appointments, May 29, 2020

Recruitment: Remuneration – a challenge to future ag industry growth?

An annual survey conducted by recruitment specialists, Agricultural Appointments found average salary growth in the agricultural industry improved over the 20 years between 1995 and 2015. In recent years however, the rate of increase has slowed…Read More

Beef Central, May 22, 2020

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