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Recruitment: Five employability skills & how to demonstrate that you have them

To truly compete in today’s ag sector job market, candidates need more than a diploma or work history in the field. Employers are increasingly looking for the total package: candidates who have the education and training needed to understand the job, the experience to carry out the technical duties, and the employability skills to be successful. What are employability skills?..Read More

Beef Central, October 23, 2020

Recruitment: Future looks bright for women in agriculture

Women look set to take on a bigger role in the agricultural sector, with more women than men now studying agriculture and environment related courses as the average age of the Australian farmer hits 61 years old, according to a report released yesterday, marking the official International Day of Rural Women…Read More

Beef Central, October 16, 2020

Recruitment: Five tips to help retain your top performers in 2021

As the 2020 season starts to draw to a close, many in the meat and livestock industry will be starting to contemplate how they might do things better next year. For employers and managers, this is a suitable time to consider how best to retain your top performers from the current season…Read More

Beef Central, October 9, 2020

Recruitment: Four tips to earning others’ trust at work

Regardless of your title or level of authority or seniority, trusting others and having others trust you in return are the most basic elements of being looked upon as a respected professional. And working in an agricultural environment where co-workers can rely upon one another and are confident in each other’s abilities – often under difficult circumstances – is very rewarding…Read More

Beef Central, October 2, 2020

Recruitment: Three key considerations for employers in job interviews

When hiring new staff there are a number of issues that need to be dealt with by a business owner or senior manager before a recruitment interview process begins. It’s much harder to retro-fit this important information into a recruitment process after the fact, says business advisor James Price…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, September 25, 2020

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. A shortage of skills in many sectors make it an ideal sector in which to embark on a career. Those planning such a career should consider what type of work they enjoy doing and then plan to acquire the skills required. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions…Read More

Beef Central, September 18, 2020

Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

Around 41pc of Australian employees have experienced a performance review, according to a recent employment trends report. Of those, only a little over half said they felt confident going into their review. Performance reviews can take many forms – what’s the best approach for your staff and agribusiness model? ..Read More

Beef Central, September 11, 2020

Recruitment: Ten signs that an employee may be becoming disengaged

Everyone has worked with a disengaged employee or co-worker at some time. They’re easy to spot once you chat with them for a few minutes – instead of helping the business grow, they’re likely to be dragging it down. Here’s some hints to help spot them.
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Beef Central, September 4, 2020

Recruitment: How to retain top talent in farming and agribusiness

Apple’s founder, Steve Jobs said that a small company depends on great people much more than a big company does – and this is certainly true for the farming sector and agribusiness in general. When it comes to retaining the best employees in your farm or agribusiness, a great workplace culture and career development opportunities are vital…Read More

Beef Central, August 21, 2020

Recruitment: Hiring to avoid future firing

If you’re an agribusiness employer who doesn’t come from a HR background, or you simply don’t have the resources to hand-ball the task to a recruitment specialist, how do you find reliable staff that will end up shining, rather than causing problems? Here are some approaches that draw on trends noted from some of the world’s biggest companies, that have application to any beef business…Read More

Beef Central, August 14, 2020

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

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