Attracting and retaining staff in the northern beef industry (PDF, 1.3MB)
This fact sheet highlights and addresses the findings of a national workforce survey of the pastoral livestock industry. The Northern beef industry has a high proportion of large pastoral livestock employers employing younger staff. Family, lifestyle, working with animals and the outdoors are key attractions to the industry. Reputation, career opportunities, pay and benefits are key attractions to an employer. Additional attractions depend on enterprise size, based on employee numbers. Long-term financial security is key; pay by itself does not attract or retain staff. Managers are key in engaging and retaining their current workforce. Available from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.