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Recruitment: Dealing with employee turnover – how to ‘stop the hop’

In an era when job-hopping is becoming more common, keeping talented employees in the fold has become a foremost business challenge for employers – and it applies as much in the meat and livestock industry as any other. Here’s some useful tips on how to ‘stop the hop.’..Read More

Beef Central, 22/10/2021

ICMJ conference to return bigger and better in 2022

Australia’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s national conference and competition due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19 regulations. The committee’s focus has now turned towards making next year’s ICMJ National Conference and Careers Expo bigger and better than ever..Read More

Beef Central, 19/10/2021

Recruitment: Deciphering the employment market in Australian agriculture

The permanent employment market is starting to move again in the agribusiness sector. Two strong winter crop seasons in agriculture after a prolonged drought and improved prices for commodities have resulted in increased confidence in the agribusiness sector and a corresponding increase in employment, says recruiter Dr Ray Johnson. On the flip-side, many who left during the drought have not returned…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson* Agricultural Appointments, 15/10/2021

Recruitment: How to make sure your next hire is right for the role

Recruiting for a new role on a team anywhere in the meat and livestock supply chain can be an arduous process, so making sure it is the right person for the team dynamic and the business is extremely important. While it is impossible to hire the right employee every time, there is a greater chance of success if proper planning is done prior to the hiring process, and the right questions are asked…Read More

Beef Central, 08/10/2021

Recruitment: Nine tips for building a top team for your business

Running a cattle operation, feedlot or a production team in a meat business is a lot like running a television show. A business owner is just like the TV show’s executive producer – responsible for the look, feel and overall direction of the production. But how do you achieve it? ..Read More

Beef Central, 01/10/2021

Recruitment: How to ensure performance reviews are beneficial

Many meat and livestock industry employers may bypass the formal process of performance reviews with their staff, deeming them unnecessary, time-consuming or too much work. However reviews can be highly beneficial not only for the employer but also the employee if done correctly…Read More

Beef Central, 24/09/2021

Recruitment: Keeping your most valuable employees happy and productive

In light of today’s tough labour access landscape, it’s more important than ever for agribusiness companies to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the business, productivity, returns and profits tend to be higher. Here’s some hints to keeping staff in the right frame of mind…Read More

Beef Central, 17/09/2021

Recruitment: Three things to consider when a key employee resigns

It is often inevitable that an invaluable employee will one day leave a business, whether to pursue another role in the meat and livestock industry or because they need a change from their current position. While it can be difficult for a manager or team leader to accept and deal with, there are some strategies that can lessen the blow to the business…Read More

Beef Central, 10/09/2021

Recruitment: What makes an effective leader – can you tick these boxes?

Some lucky people are born to lead, with skills and values either instinctive, or instilled in them from an early age. However, for the rest of us who don’t naturally possess leadership qualities, thankfully there are methods and qualities to learn that can help anyone become a better leader. How do you measure up?..Read More

Beef Central, 03/09/2021

Recruitment: Three things to remember in successfully delegating tasks to employees

Effective management is key to running a successful business in the meat and livestock sector, and a manager who knows how and when to delegate will always be more successful. While many find it difficult to hand over and entrust others with tasks and jobs, it is a fundamental quality of a team leader to be able to delegate properly. ..Read More

Beef Central, 27/08/2018

Recruitment: Showcasing top butchery talent of the future

Seven up-and-coming young retail butchers from across Australia have been shortlisted to compete in the World Skills National Championships Butchers competition taking place in Perth next week. Three of the finalists this week shared their personal insights about their meat industry careers in butchery..Read More

Beef Central, 20/08/2021

Recruitment: Job hunters go hard at Virtual Careers Fair

Soon-to-be agriculture graduates didn’t let the chance go by to kick-start their careers, with more than 300 meetings held between recruiters and prospective employees during Tuesday’s ICMJ Virtual Careers Fair. Thirty eight companies spanning the length and breadth of the meat and livestock value chains used the opportunity to seek-out new talent for their businesses, for roles as varied as stock handlers to marketers, engineers, researchers and financial analysts…Read More

Beef Central, 13/08/2021

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