Recruitment: Five ways to build loyalty, not turnover

An engaged employee who feels there’s room to flourish and who is listened to and rewarded accordingly will add considerably to any agribusiness’s bottom line…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

Recruitment: Six key elements in effectively managing staff

Here are six key elements that business managers, owners or leaders need to think about to positively manage staff and help develop them into a high-performing team…Read More

James Price, JPA, July 26, 2021

Recruitment: How one-on-one meetings with staff can boost performance

Effective management stems from quality relationships and open communication with employees. Yet so many managers and employers avoid regular one-on-one sit-downs and meetings with their staff…Read More

Grain Central, June 28, 2021

Recruitment: ICMJ exposure provides the ticket to AA Co grad program

It is no coincidence that all three of the Australian Agricultural Co’s 2020 graduate intake members were recruited via the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association. It’s a pathway that has launched at least a dozen careers at AA Co, where the broad mix of skills gained through ICMJ is a highly valued commodity…Read More

Grain Central, May 21, 2021

Recruitment: Unleashing the power of mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring is a great way to progress a person’s professional and personal development, and help create a more productive business…Read More

Grain Central, April 30, 2021

Recruitment: How to give (and take) constructive criticism in the workplace

If you are a manager, supervisor, team leader or any type of boss, there will be times when you will have to give feedback to employees. Here are a few tips to assist when giving constructive criticism…Read More

Grain Central, April 19, 2021

Recruitment: Five things extraordinary managers say every day

Employers and managers can make a difference in the way they interact with employees by saying these five simple things in day-to-day dealings with staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 29, 2021

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2021

Recruitment: Don’t overlook ‘Baby Boomers’ to boost your workforce

Many businesses have started benefiting from employing staff aged over 50, the so-called ‘Baby Boomer’ generation. It’s not only skills and expertise that an older worker can bring to the business – it’s also a financial benefit…Read More

Grain Central, March 8, 2021

Recruitment: Are older workers a too-often ignored resource?

Could it be that many companies are ignoring older workers as a valuable resource which could potentially close the current skills gap?..Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, February 22, 2021

Recruitment: How to be indispensable at work

An employee can never assume their role is completely secure or safe. This is why it’s essential to always go above and beyond and to be a great contributor in the workplace…Read More

Grain Central, February 15, 2021

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to future job security?

Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities of the future?..Read More

Dr Ray Johnson* Agricultural Appointments, February 8, 2021

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