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HR Short Course Options

 Rural Edge is now taking expressions of interest for their new HR short course options.

Ag Recruitment Practices Short Course

This 1.5-hour session will connect the network of participants in a forum style to encourage the sharing of innovative recruitment practices. There are a number of core "good practice" HR principles that will support this conversation. It will address recruitment preparation (knowing what a farm business actually needs), consideration of a short/sharp job description (template will be provided) and consideration of the pros and cons of various recruitment alternatives.  

Interview Skills for Farm Business Short Course

Just about every small business owner believes they have what it takes to pick most suitable candidates for job roles. Research has highlighted that interviewing is one of the most unreliable selection methods due to the interviewer's biases, emotions, and lack of skills in the interview process. This 1.5-hour short course will provide you with tips and tools that will improve your employee success rate and help you identify most suitable candidates as well as weed out the candidates who won't last.

Onboarding and Induction Short Course

So you've finally secured the candidate you wanted. Now what? How do you create an onboarding process that ensures new employees (whether seasonal or long term) are able start working safely, productively and happily as quickly as possible. This process is more than just upskilling. It's also about helping people fit in and align with your work and other behavioural expectations you have. Studies indicate that a well-planned induction process can improve the employment retention of new starters by between 50 – 82%. Onboarding template included.

This 1.5 hour short course will guide you to do just that!

Time Management Short Course

As farm businesses become more business-like and corporate, for the farm owner or manager, it starts to feel like there are too many tasks and not enough time to get it all done. This 1.5-hour short course offers a chance for you to take back control of your time on the things that make the biggest difference and restore some balance to where time is being spent. It will encourage you to think about more than just getting the job done, it will ensure time is prioritise for both the long-term and the immediate needs, the farm as well as other non-work priorities like family, personal time and community.

The Dynamics of Working with Family Short Course 

Working with family is a different beast than having employees. How do we navigate the conversations we need to have in family without them blowing up or causing relational strain. Whether just running the farm business day to day or during the tricky processes of farm succession, the relational dynamics can easily derail the important work that needs doing or change that is needed. In this 1.5-hour short course learn some introductory practices and take away some simple exercises and tools that can have immediate benefit in the way family enterprise functions.

Rural Edge now offer four learning methods:

ONLINE - Dial into Zoom and learn from the comfort of your own home on a pre-scheduled date. You will share this session with other attendees.

FACE-TO-FACE - Do you prefer in-person learning? Our face-to-face session has you in the room with our facilitator. *minimum numbers will be required.

HYBRID - Dial into Zoom from a community space with your other attendees. This is a great option if you want that peer consultation but you have the flexibility of our facilitators schedule. *minimum numbers will be required.

OWN-PACE LEARNING - We have designed a new own-pace learning system where you can log on and learn at any time. Watch pre-recorded videos from our safety experts, take the quizzes, access templates and meet your safety obligations at your own pace.

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