Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Employing the wrong person can have a big impact on any business – large or small – so it is imperative employers take the time and get it right the first time…Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2019

Employing farm labour: Are you compliant? What is at risk?

With the sourcing of labour from outside the family group now often unavoidable for many farms, knowing and complying with your employment obligations can help minimise the disruption caused by disaffected employees and the consequences that can arise from an unfair dismissal claim.

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Stephen Park, Pacer Legal, March 7, 2019

Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Building a great team is essential for continued growth in an agri-business and having the right team impacts the bottom line more than people realise…Read More

Grain Central, February 18, 2019

Employing farm labour – what you should know

Proper planning, careful documentation, knowing your obligations and complying with them are the keys to successfully employing farm labour, according to Pacer Legal director Stephen Park…Read More

Grain Central, January 31, 2019

Getting people ‘right’ the real key to farm profit

When it comes to success on-farm, agribusiness consultant Ken Solly has some simple advice: ‘get the people right and production and profit will follow’…Read More

Grain Central, January 30, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Grain Central, January 29, 2019

Recruitment: Staff retention – how to keep your best talent

Here’s five points to consider in helping win the war in attracting good staff and retaining them…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2019

Recruitment: Five tips to secure quality staff in a shrinking resource pool

Hiring the best people for your business is never easy, particularly when there is a small pool to choose from with the particular skills you need. It is fast becoming an employees’ market in many rural and regional areas, and that means fewer applicants who demand better employment offers. Here are five tips to making great appointments when the candidate pool is looking thin…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2018

Recruitment: How to leave your job on good terms

One of the harder things to do in life can be quitting your job and embarking on a new career pathway. While leaving a job can be difficult – and potentially an awkward situation – there are ways to ensure that employees leave on good terms and cultivate a reputation as a professional who future employers want to hire…Read More

Grain Central, November 5, 2018

Recruitment: Three tips to building positive workplace culture

Workplace culture is often seen as an issue primarily relevant to large corporate companies. However, a positive culture can be beneficial for any kind of organisation, right down to the smallest enterprise with only one or two employees…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2018

Recruitment: How to ensure performance reviews are beneficial

Many agricultural 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

Grain Central, October 22, 2018

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 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

Grain Central, October 8, 2018

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