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Review recommends 10 changes to regional telecommunications

A Government pulse check of regional telecommunications has made 10 recommendations to improve the service experience of regional, rural and remote users.
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Beef Central, December 6, 2018

Confidence/connectivity constraints hold back farm IT adoption

Better internet connectivity and a targeted education process that demystifies the digital world are desperately needed to give farmers the confidence to fire up the on-farm automation revolution…Read More

Jon Condon, March 9, 2018

Last call for young industry stakeholders to enter for the 2020 Zanda McDonald Award

Flying around Australia and NZ in a private jet, and being mentored by some of the greatest leaders in the agriculture industry might sound like a bit of a pipe dream, but it will be a dream come true for one young Kiwi or Aussie again next year. The search is on to find talented and passionate young individuals working in the ag sector to apply for the prestigious 2020 Zanda McDonald Award, and while nominations close in a week, it’s still not too late to file an entry…Read More

Jon Condon, August 23, 2019

Recruitment: Eight good reasons to listen to your employees

Gone are the days where agribusiness managers spoke and employees just listened. For one thing, millennials and gen-Ys are taught to question things at school and university. For some, it’s a no-brainer that we should listen to our employees, but sometimes we might get busy or become too distracted…Read More

Beef Central, August 23, 2019

Recruitment: Four handy tips for improving employee engagement

Labour retention and relevant skills continue to be a concern for the industry, so how can agri-business owners and managers engage their current workers to ensure they have the human capital necessary to deliver on each business’s potential? Here’s four handy tips…Read More

Beef Central, July 26, 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.
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Beef Central, July 19, 2019

Recruitment: Why migrant workers are critical to the future of agriculture

Migrant workers are critical to the future of Australian agriculture, argues Jock Collins, Professor of Social Economics at UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney..Read More

Jock Collins*, July 12, 2019

Recruitment: New and previously unseen roles emerging in the red meat supply chain

One of the exciting things that is happening in the Australian red meat and livestock industry is the sheer range of new job opportunities that are emerging. In this week’s recruitment article we celebrate the career paths that are opening up in the beef supply chain – many of which did not exist just a few years ago…Read More

Beef Central, July 5, 2019

Recruitment: Salary trends up in Australian agriculture

Recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments has reviewed salary changes seen in agribusiness over the three year period 2018. A stand-out feature has been the quite significant increases in farm manager salaries, which in part is due to supply exceeding demand for experienced operators in some sectors, and may also reflect a growing corporate approach to farming in others…Read More

Beef Central, June 28, 2019

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Respected global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. With a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, it analysed responses from 189,000 people working in leadership roles in diverse organisations around the world. What did it find?..Read More

Beef Central, June 21, 2019

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere, fulfilling roles which are highly technical, and developing and displaying extremely advanced skillsets. With this in mind, it should follow that females are now highly sought after employees, and that their employment rate in this industry is high, recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments suggests..Read More

Agricultural Appointments, June 14, 2019

Recruitment: Employee retention – how to keep your best talent

A large Australian pastoral company has estimated that it costs the business almost $10,000 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, June 7, 2019

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