The Art and Science of People Management

Past Event - booking closed

Thu, 16 January 2020

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough, West Sussex

RH20 1LZ

Every business needs people. Recruiting and retaining the right staff can be a challenge – the average cost to a farm business of losing a member of staff is £15,000.

This AHDB cross sector workshop with Paul Harris, Real Success, will guide you through:

  • identifying staffing need/job description
  • appropriate advertising strategy
  • interviewing – pitfalls to avoid
  • offer and ‘onboarding’ process
  • personality styles - motivation through effective communication
  • retention – how to keep best staff
  • annual reviews
  • top tips for building loyalty

Paul Harris has worked exclusively in the Agriculture sector for 9 years in recruitment - matching staff skills and personality profiles to farm businesses.

If you manage staff/are finding it difficult to recruit/tackling ‘staffing issues’ or are a family farm and want to work better together this workshop will undoubtedly provide you with the tools you need to improve your team performance.


  • 10.30: registration
  • 12.30: lunch
  • 14:30: close