Archive Article: 2001/10/19

19 October 2001

Vital to care for your precious farm staff

Farm staff are becoming an endangered species. Motivating those that remain has never been more important.

But how do you build in motivation? Setting targets and then paying a bonus is one way but if the employee has little control over those factors, the exercise can be counter productive. More useful, say experts, is saying thank you for a job well done, a Christmas lunch or a few bottles of wine.

Most of important of all, try to remain optimistic about business prospects. Gloom is infectious.

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