Tips on recruiting the best farm staff

Staff recruitment can be a real headache. Most employers in agriculture agree there is a shortage of experienced workers, so finding and retaining the right staff has never been more important.

While there will always be young people who are desperate to get into the farming industry, the general trend is that the agricultural workforce is ageing. Agricultural employers are also finding themselves in stiff competition with other sectors to recruit the brightest and the best.

So how can farm businesses give themselves the best opportunity of recruiting people with the right attitude, qualifications and experience to match? What do you need to do beyond placing an advertisement for the job role in question?

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