Business - Managing for profit
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes

“Management is the spark that brings business profit. Peter Hughes shares his 40 years of Lowveld farming experience with you”

First ‘who’, then ‘what’

If this system works for the great companies of the world, it may work for you.
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Test for the best employees

So, the job applicant has the right skills. But does he have initiative and common sense? Is he honest and reliable? Only a psychometric test can tell you.
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The right way to interview

With the job advertisement and reference checks behind you, don’t make a mess of the next step.
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The right person for the job

There is no magic formula for recruiting and selecting staff for your business. But by following a few simple rules you can make the best appointments.
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To get good staff, write good advertisements

Your people are your most precious asset, right? Then why do we often do such a bad job of advertising for new staff?
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Farmers - relationships matter the most

Feel like a pariah just because you’re a farmer? Get to know those you deal with and you’ll be surprised at how helpful they become.
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Skill matters, not title deeds

What really matters in life is not what you own but what you can do. Your skill is your safety net.
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Manage your time well

If you’re run off your feet, always late and full of anxiety, with never any time to do the things you love – stop, quiet your mind, and think.
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Managing today’s biggest risk

Security of tenure on commercial farm land is under threat – but just like any other business risk, it can be managed.
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Exploring Steven Covey’s matrix

Time management is self management. If you never have time to do the important things in life – look in the mirror.
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