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Recruitment: Strategies to help reduce staff turnover

Replacing people who leave any company voluntarily is expensive, so staff retention should be every agribusiness manager’s goal, especially in this current talent-short market. Here’s some useful tools to consider. ..Read More

Beef Central, 20/05/2022

Recruitment: In a candidate-deficient market, consider changing your hiring strategy from a ‘ready-made’ mindset

Agribusinesses that are hiring in a tough market may need to revise any hiring strategies they have used previously when operating in a market in which there is a plentiful supply of candidates. Rather than waiting for the perfect candidate, it may be better to instead look for people who could do the job with a bit of training and practice…Read More

Beef Central, 13/05/2022

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing meat and livestock industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. It is not surprising, then, that the most successful agribusinesses will always have a solid workplace culture in place…Read More

Beef Central, 06/05/2022

Recruitment: Employee retention – how to keep your best talent

A large Australian pastoral company has estimated that it costs the business almost $11,000 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, 29/04/2022

Recruitment: Four trends that are shaping the ag staff talent pool

There appear to be four key trends presently working to re-shape Australia’s agribusiness talent pool, causing shifts in demographics that will have potentially long-lasting effects on the sector’s skilled labour resource. ..Read More

Beef Central, 22/04/2022

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

Beef Central, 14/04/2022

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, 08/04/2022

Recruitment: Don’t under-estimate the importance of the exit interview

Some of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More

Beef Central, 01/04/2022

Recruitment: Three ways to make sure a new employee prospect is the right fit

One of the keys to retaining valuable employees is to hire the right resources in the first place. It sounds simple, but it can often be more difficult than not to find someone that is not only properly qualified for the role but also fits into the work culture and works well with your other team members…Read More

Beef Central, 25/03/2022

Recruitment: Is your agribusiness too small to attract top talent?

Large businesses operating in the agriculture space are often perceived as having a distinct advantage in attracting and retaining talent, but small to medium-sized operators should not underestimate the appeal that they offer to many candidates, and should leverage off these strengths when hiring…Read More

Agricultural Appointments, 18/03/2022

Recruitment: Attracting the next-gen workforce to the meat processing sector

University agriculture researchers are working to create an innovative and skilled meat processing workforce for the future by better understanding school teacher, student and parent perceptions, knowledge and awareness of the red meat processing sector and associated career pathways…Read More

Beef Central, 11/03/2022

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

We’ve all been there ourselves. We have received feedback and certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the red meat supply chain, there are important aspects to consider when delivering feedback to employees…Read More

Beef Central, 04/03/2022

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