Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates will need in 2020

Whether you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2020

Recruitment: Engaging with ‘passive candidates’ over Christmas-New Year

Where once recruiting dropped away over the festive season, candidates are nowadays checking job boards, websites, emails, notifications, Twitter and Facebook friends for jobs, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments*, December 17, 2019

Broadacre salaries feel the impact of drought

The eastern Australia drought is having an impact on salary levels in the broadacre farming sector, according to analysis by recruitment service, Agricultural Appointments…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 16, 2019

Recruitment: The importance of managing worker fatigue

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, it is important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes..Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2019

Recruitment: Four ways that employers can inspire their staff

The most effective methods to motivate staff can often be those that inspire employees with what an employer does, rather than something given to them…Read More

Grain Central, November 22, 2019

Recruitment: Job-matching platform links skilled workers in the bush with business needs

Farming entrepreneur Jo Palmer recognised there was a talent pool in rural Australia that employers were missing out on, so she set up a website to help employers tap into this talent pool…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

Recruitment: Workplace safety remains key industry priority, statistics show

Despite greater attention being placed on workplace health and safety across the sector, agriculture remains the most dangerous places to work in Australian industry…Read More

Grain Central, November 8, 2019

Ag tech offers new rural job opportunities: AgTeCH2019

The ag tech revolution may be replacing some traditional work roles on farms, but at the same time it has the potential to open new employment opportunities, attract newcomers to agriculture and help farmers retain staff…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 8, 2019

Is there a future for traditional agricultural colleges?

The model of residential-based agricultural education, which was the preferred training option for budding young farmers for much of the 20th Century, is under threat across Australia…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 6, 2019

Drought, bushfires trigger moves to strengthen farming resilience in 2020

The long-running drought and catastrophic fires that have impacted much of Australia will shape the policy focus of agricultural industry leaders in 2020, highlighting the need to build greater resilience into the farming sector…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 17, 2020

$74 million loan locks in first sulphate of potash mine

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation has secured its financial arrangements with a $74 million Federal Government loan which will see the project ready for commercial production next year…Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2020

US-China trade agreement eases export tensions

The signing by the US and China of a trade agreement overnight has come as a circuit-breaker in the long-running trade dispute between the two countries and eased some of the concerns of exporting nations such as Australia…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 16, 2020

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