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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

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, April 18, 2019

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, April 12, 2019

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, March 29, 2019

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, March 22, 2019

Recruitment: Why is it important to manage worker fatigue?

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in meat and livestock industry, it’s important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. Research shows that factors like failure to use proper equipment or failure by individual workers to follow safety procedures are heavily influenced by fatigue…Read More

Beef Central, March 15, 2019

Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Employing the wrong person can have a big impact on any business within the red meat supply chain – large or small – so it is imperative employers take the time and get it right the first time. Here’s some tips on what to avoid the next time there is a role to fill…..Read More

Beef Central, March 8, 2019

Recruitment: Three reasons why good employees might leave a business

It shouldn’t be surprising to any business engaged in the red meat and livestock supply chain that when good employees don’t feel appreciated or valued in their workplace, they’re unlikely to stay around for long. Here’s three common reasons why good employees choose to leave their job – and what managers can do about it…Read More

Beef Central, March 1, 2019

Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project red meat industry as an attractive career path

A careers expo being held as part of an upcoming Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging conference and workshop in Rockhampton will be used to project the red meat industry as an attractive career path option for young undergraduates…Read More

Beef Central, February 22, 2019

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