Employee Management

Finding Great People, Keeping Them Engegaed At Work

Where To Find And How To Retain Great EmployeesWhere To Find And How To Retain Great Employees Erin Wagoner, The Maschhoffs, talks about how finding good employees is about developing culture that encourages employees to thrive and share their experiences with those outside the company [video].

What Are Some New Technologies for Improving Pork Producers?

New Technologies for Pork Producers - Video Monitoring and Web-Based LearningVideo Monitoring and Web-Based Learning Mr. Earl Dodson, K·Coe Isom, covers several technologies to help address animal welfare and worker safety in farm operations. Video monitoring and web-based learning are important to help improve the education of staff and to help farms be compliant with their customers' need to see what is happening on farm [video].

Have You Reviewed Your Employee Compensation?

Compensation in Pork Production - PORK AcademyCompensation in Pork Production - PORK Academy Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, shares recent research on pork farm labor compensation. In summary, pork production compensation is competitive. Ms. Hoare details how the data was collected and aggregated with the help of AgCareers. The presentation also outlines the key findings on wages, staff scheduling, benefits, and visas. [video].

SwineCast 0737, Leman Keynote - Making Rational Management Decisions

SwineCast 0737 Show Notes:
  • Rational decisions are decidedly in the best interest of your business.  So why don't we make them all the time?  Dr. Terry Hurley, economist at the University of Minnesota discussed the issue and offered his insights to the 2012 Leman conference.  Selected comments provide a baseline for your future considerations.

SwineCast 0684, End of Year - Five Leadership Traits For You And Your 'Management Team To Be'

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  • Ian Davis, retired Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, recently shared his top five leadership traits with Stanford's Graduate School of Business students.  Ian has consulted with major international management leaders, seeing very good... and some not very good management teams.  This half hour program is a great thought provoker for your management team and might be a good point of initiation for the 'up and comers' that are ready for advancement.  Best wishes in the New Year!
  • Link to Ian Davis program oveview and bio
  • Link to YouTube presentation

SwineCast 0560, Improve Your Individual Pig Care Management Skills

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  • The Carthage Vet Service looks at the Pfizer Individual Pig Care™ Course and where Pfizer is headed with the implementation of Individual Pig Care in the latest P's in a Pod podcast.

SwineCast 0479, Leadership Comments from Tony Haywood, CEO of BP

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  • Tony Hayward, CEO of BP (formerly British Petroleum, NYSE: BP), discusses his leadership style and the importance of bringing 'who you are' to the workplace.

Beware of the Latino that says: "Yes, yes, I understand..."

That Latino employee that nods his head up and down and says: “Yes, yes, I understand…” may not really understand what is being said and that can be a real problem for your operation. 

So what’s the big deal, you might ask? 

SwineCast 0458, Engaging Employees Increases Productivity and Profits

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  • Selected information from Carthage Vet Service Annual Swine Conference in Macomb, IL, USA. Dr Larry Firkins describes an engaged employee and illustrates why they are so important to your organization. And how you can encourage engagement regardless of your current financial condition. Feel free to pass this one along to your management team.
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