Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. Those planning such a career should plan to acquire the skills required…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

Around 41pc of Australian employees have experienced a performance review, according to employment website Seek’s Insights Report. Of those, only a little over half said they felt confident going into their review…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

Recruitment: How to retain top talent in farming and agribusiness

When it comes to retaining the best employees in your farm or agribusiness, a great workplace culture and career development opportunities are vital…Read More

Grain Central, August 24, 2020

Recruitment: Hiring to avoid future firing

How do you find reliable people that will end up shining, rather than causing problems? Here are three approaches that draw on trends noted from some of the world’s biggest companies…Read More

Grain Central, August 17, 2020

Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

Many companies have held off on making key organisational appointments during the COVID-19 crisis, but there has been renewed interest in moving forward, Ag Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson suggests…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 10, 2020

Recruitment: NFF launches workforce survey to target industry needs

The National Farmers’ Federation wants to know if grain growers need workers, and how they source their labour. The NFF last week launched the 2020 edition of its annual Farm Workforce Survey and is calling for farmers across all sectors to complete an online questionairre…Read More

Cath Condon, July 24, 2020

Farmers need to ditch ‘old hat’ image to attract best and brightest

Next-generation farmer, Sam Heagney, says farmers need to lift their image and promote the many great benefits of an agricultural career to attract new, enthusiastic people to the industry…Read More

Sam Heagney, July 17, 2020

SA, WA bulk handlers recruiting for harvest

Bulk handlers in South and Western Australia are looking for casuals to fill more than 2500 positions in the harvest which is expected to kick off in October…Read More

Grain Central, July 15, 2020

Recruitment: Tracking COVID’s impact on Australian agribusiness employment

Australian agribusiness is faring well in the COVID-19 crisis with only 5pc of agribusinesses making redundancies since March, compared with 24pc of businesses across all industries…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2020

Recruitment: The importance of hiring for good cultural fit

Regardless of whether an agribusiness employs one or two staff, or 50, corporate culture defines the collective values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours shared by a group of people who work together…Read More

Grain Central, July 6, 2020

GrainCorp seeks biggest harvest workforce since 2016

As Australia’s biggest bulk handler, GrainCorp is looking for up to 3000 harvest casuals in total to work at sites in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. ..Read More

Grain Central, June 30, 2020

Australian grain industry critical for regional jobs

A new report has revealed a strong correlation between Australian grain production and jobs in regional areas – about one job for every 1000 tonnes of grain produced…Read More

Grain Central, June 29, 2020

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