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How To Sell A Job To Potential Employees

Finding and hiring the right person for any job starts with knowing what you need before you go looking. My previous articles emphasized the need for a clear description of the duties and tasks of the job and an estimate of the costs and time required to become an employer. Before you hire anyone, however, […] Read more

Ready To Be “The Boss?”

Deciding if you can afford to hire an employee is the easy part. Deciding if you are ready to become another person’s manager is harder. This is one of those important decisions you have to make before really knowing what you are getting yourself into. I wish I could give you a formula that translates […] Read more


How Much To Pay Staff?

A Canadian grain farm wanting to maintain net profit of 10 per cent of total revenues will have to increase revenues by $300,000 to cover the cost of an employee paid $30,000. You’ve decided to hire help. You’ve done your homework so you know what that person will do, and you’ve put these details into […] Read more

What Do You Need Help With?

Farming is a balance of physically hard work and important decision making. If you feel overwhelmed by the volume of physical labour and don’t have enough time for crop management and marketing, it might be time to hire someone to do the grunt work. Or if you feel underskilled in an area that you believe […] Read more