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Recruitment: How to give (and take) constructive criticism in the workplace

If you’re a manager, supervisor, team leader or any type of boss working in the meat and livestock industry, there will be times when you will have to give feedback to employees. Sometimes it will be positive and sometimes not, so you might like to consider how it is delivered…Read More

Beef Central, April 16, 2021

Recruitment: Big surge seen in Australian jobs listings – agriculture included

There has been a sharp surge in new jobs listings across Australian business and industry in the past couple of months – and agriculture is one of the leaders of the charge…Read More

Beef Central, April 9, 2021

Cattle station managers and trainers offer tips on finding staff and keeping them

A panel with plenty of first-hand industry experience offered many practical insights and observations on the key issue of attracting, retaining and training staff at the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association conference in Alice Springs last Friday…Read More

James Nason, April 1, 2021

Catch up with the latest recruitment listings on Jobs Central

A wide cross section of interesting, challenging and fulfilling positions have been added since Easter to Beef Central’s recruitment and careers page, Jobs Central…Read More

Beef Central, April 1, 2021

Recruitment: Five things extraordinary managers say every day

Employers and managers can make a difference in the way they interact with employees by saying these five simple things in day-to-day dealings with staff. Each has the power to dramatically change someone’s day -including their own…Read More

Beef Central, March 26, 2021

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience…Read More

Beef Central, March 19, 2021

Recruitment: Pilot aims to attract young people to careers in the red meat industry

The red meat industry, including processors and meat retailers, is one of 12 sectoral groups that are partnering with the Federal Government in new pilot industry-led employment pathways to help young people into work…Read More

Beef Central, March 12, 2021

Recruitment: Don’t overlook ‘Baby Boomers’ to boost your workforce

Employing the right staff can be a challenge for small agribusinesses. Getting the right cultural fit, using the relevant recruitment tools and knowing how much to pay are just a few of the hurdles when it comes to expanding your team. Many businesses have started benefiting from employing staff aged over 50, the so-called ‘Baby Boomer’ generation.

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Beef Central, March 5, 2021

Recruitment: Training boost for meat industry staff

Anyone with a passion for the livestock and meat industries, or those with an interest in getting involved, have the chance to bolster their knowledge, boost skills and build new networks at the upcoming ICMJ Northern Conference…Read More

Beef Central, February 26, 2021

Recruitment: Are older workers a too-often ignored resource?

Could it be that many companies are ignoring older workers as a valuable resource which could potentially close the current skills gap?..Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, February 19, 2021

Recruitment: How to be indispensable at work

Unfortunately in today’s meat and livestock industry job environment, an employee can never assume their role is completely secure or safe, regardless of the industry involved. This is why it’s essential to always go above and beyond and to be a real contributor in the workplace. There are ways an employee can make themselves indispensable and a more valued team member to their employer…Read More

Beef Central, February 12, 2021

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to future job security?

There is a digital revolution underway in Australian agriculture, with the timely confluence of record production levels marking agriculture as one of the key ‘industries of the future’. But will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the farm sector’s job opportunities of the future?..Read More

Dr Ray Johnson* Agricultural Appointments, February 5, 2021

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