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Women Leaders in the Food and Beverage Industry

Thursday, 14 July 2016 | Posted in Industry Talent by Renee Harrison

A recent survey from Green Hasson Janks, a full-service accounting firm providing a broad range of business advisory services, found that while women in the food and beverage industry are not yet filling leadership roles as often as men, there can be real benefits for companies that ensure women hold their fair share of leadership roles and are given the opportunity to influence the industry’s future. The survey focused on women and their roles in the industry as leaders as well as consumers who are driving the tidal wave of consumer interest in natural, organic and non-GMO products. Read on for more insights in this excerpt from the company’s report.

Women Leaders

Men have traditionally dominated most aspects of the food and beverage industry. The survey confirmed that women are still struggling to take top leadership roles, and the majority of respondents reported that women held less than 25 percent of the total leadership roles at their companies. More “female-friendly” positions like human resources and marketing scored slightly better than other leadership roles. 

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How do the produce and floral industries stack-up against employee expectations?

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Posted in Industry Talent by Renee Harrison

Retaining talent is vital to your organization’s success, but how do you create a culture where employees feel valued, are given growth opportunities, and feel connected to the bigger picture? The produce and floral industries are generally in line with employee expectations, as defined by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) compared to the employee practices in the produce and floral industries as defined by the Center for Growing Talent by PMA in their commissioned research performed by AgCareers. Find out how employees rank financial, skill and relationship benefits and how the industry is meeting those expectations.

Retention is more than competitive pay and health insurance benefits. It is about relationships, recognition, and professional development but identifying what incentives and best practices attract and keep the top talent can be difficult to pin-point.

NOTE: The 2013 survey by SHRM polled about 600 working adults on employee satisfaction. The survey offers insight on employee satisfaction and best practices for retaining the most valued employees.  

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Development Grants for Agriculture Sector Women 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 | Posted in Industry Talent by Renee Harrison

In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the agriculture sector.

Due to an unprecedented response to the 2016 National Industry Scholarship Grant Initiative to support the development of women's leadership in the Agriculture sector, the National Scholarship Grant Committee have made the decision to provision further funding and extend the deadline for applications until 29th April 2016.

Expressions of Interest

Download the Expression of Interest Form and submit before the 31st March 2016.  

For more information, contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program on ijohnson@wla.edu.au 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Talent needs for the produce and floral industries

Saturday, 14 March 2015 | Posted in Industry Talent by Erin Hart

The current need for talent is documented and powerful. Employers who develop strategies for finding, hiring and retaining that talent will enjoy a strong lead in beating their competition locally, regionally and internationally. Data compiled from several sources including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IBIS World identifies the disciplines that will be needed in order to remain competitive in the floral and produce industries.

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Global trends in talent management

Friday, 6 February 2015 | Posted in Industry Talent by Erin Hart

Two recent studies released by Towers Watson provide insight into current global trends in employee attraction, retention and engagement -- from both the employee and employer perspectives. The two studies represent the views of more than 1,600 companies and 32,000 employees from over two dozen global markets.

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