Home' NZ Dairy Farmer : December 2013 Contents SUMMERTIME has its
prevention is the way to
go. Homeopathy can support
you and your ''girls'' during
the summer time.
Homeopathic Sol can
support the animals that
are bothered by the sun;
especially the ''white nosed''
creatures to counteract the
sun's bad effects.
Rye Grass Staggers is
going to be around quite
soon, especially your young
stock may be at risk. It will
upset the applecart with
symptoms such as staggering
and with an inability to walk.
GS nosode supports the
animal with symptoms of the
We also need to watch
out for any problems arriv-
ing from the onset of facial
With No8HR -- your rural people specialists
WHY RECRUITMENT GOES WRONG...
That got your attention didn't it....and the short answer is because you're dealing
Even in the most vigourous recruitment process statistically your best chance of
getting the 'best' person for your role is about 65%. Of course you may well end
up with someone who isn't the best person and still does a good job, but it's not
a high statistic is it? And we all know what it feels like when we get the wrong
employee (which was definitely not the best and not even the next best or the one
after that ...)
So what can you do to mitigate the risks of recruitment, because recruitment is a
risky activity? Obviously we're in the recruitment game and we're going to say that
using specialists like ourselves helps -- after all we do this all the time...but more
importantly we would encourage you to take time in your preparation and make
sure you know as much about the applicant as possible.
In No8HR we use a four-quadrant approach to recruitment:
It is critical to know about your candidate in each of these four areas....
All too often we spend too much time talking about skills and personality (read
behaviours) and we don't spend enough time looking at a candidate's values or their
capability (read intellectual capacity).
This is because it tends to be easier to measure these things and traditional
recruitment courses teach you how to do this....behavioural event questions, work-
based skill tests etc. These are all essential elements of a good selection process,
but they are not the whole. To have a really good selection process you also need
to consider the general capacity of the employee and their values (what's really
important to them).
This means digging really deep with your questions and before you do this, being
really clear what your expectations are in these areas. Let's face it, not everyone is
a rocket scientist (thank goodness) so we just need to know how smart someone
are going to measure this. School academic records help, but try a few calculation-
based questions in your interview and chuck in a few complicated ones so you can
see how their mind works, even if they don't get the answer right....don't be afraid
to have a conversation with your candidate to find out how they got to their answer.
With values, dig deep and know what's important to you and find examples that
will help you understand whether the same things are important to your candidate.
The biggest thing we see going wrong here is when the interviewer gives leading
information and the candidate just ends up 'reading' what you want and giving you
the answer you're looking for....did we mention that a poker face is a critical part
of being a good interviewer.
Can we help....let us know...
Lee Astridge, Principal Consultant
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07 870 4901 if you have any questions
about this or any other people related matter. If you have suggestions or questions
you would like us to cover in our column please let us know.
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36 The Dairyman December 2013
better than cure
Get set for summer: Tineke Verkade with her homeopathic remedies for
farm animals and humans alike.
BY TINEKE VERKADE
eczema. FE nosode can be
given to the whole herd as
maintenance while Hyperi-
cum is associated with symp-
toms in the acute situations
such as being agitated, shade
seeking and showing red
supports the animal with the
assimilation of minerals and
therefore seems to work as a
Homeopathic Nux vomica
can be given to the family
during the festive season with
many social events happen-
ing with plenty of food and
after the party before going
early and milk the cows.
Support Ltd wish you, the
family and your ''girls'' a very
Merry Christmas and a safe
New Year and holiday time.
ACUTELY: One (1) spray on mucous membranes at five to ten (5-10)
minute intervals for four times (x4) only. Followed by one (1) spray
twice (x2) daily for four (4) days.
DAILY: One (1) capful in the water supply or one (1) spray twice
(x2) daily for four (4) days only.
WEEKLY: One (1) capful in the water supply twice (x2) daily for one
(1) day only each week.
For support telephone Homeopathic Farm Support Ltd 07 858 4233
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