Visa changes to secure farm workforce during COVID-19 crisis

The Federal Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during the COVID-19 crisis…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

During a typical career, you’ll encounter many different bosses. Along the way it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal with ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions impact farm workforce

Travel bans and state border closures introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus have thrown a question mark over labour force availability during sowing and harvest…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 26, 2020

Recruitment: Dismissal is never easy, but it can be done with compassion

Firing an employee is never easy for any employer, but when an employee is simply not a good fit for the business it is usually best for both parties that they leave…Read More

Grain Central, March 23, 2020

Recruitment: New annualised salary rules – how do they affect farm businesses and their employees?

The Fair Work Commission recently made determinations that added new rules around annualised wage arrangements. How do they affect farm employers and their staff?..Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2020

Recruitment: Giving more effective employee feedback

Managers shouldn’t wait for a performance review to give feedback to staff. Issues can escalate and an employee needs an opportunity to make improvements now…Read More Australia, March 9, 2020

Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback from your team

Performance reviews are a two-way process and should be just one part of an ongoing conversation with your staff. And, for those conversations to be of value to your business, they need to be candid..Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, February 3, 2020

Recruitment: How to improve employee engagement

Employee engagement levels can have a significant impact on the productivity and overall success of operations in any industry…Read More

Grain Central, January 29, 2020

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

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