Creating job postings for your agriculture roles helps you add qualified members to your team. Sharing the tasks, responsibilities, requirements, and expectations for a position lets you interview candidates who are committed to carrying them out. When you bring aboard the right new hires, they should have a clear understanding of what they need to focus on. This helps keep things running smoothly on the farm.
Be sure to include these five things when creating an agriculture job posting.
1. Job Title
Choose a title that accurately shows what the job responsibilities are. Make the title as clear and specific as possible, such as “Crop Production Team Member.” Avoid using jargon or abbreviations that may not be understood. Candidates need to know exactly what they may be doing if they decide to apply.
2. Job Duties and Requirements
Clarify what an employee does in the position. For instance, “operate farm equipment, including tillage, nutrient application, sprayers, tender trucks, and harvesting.” This shows what applicants would be responsible for day to day. Be honest when describing the role so that candidates know what to expect. Otherwise, you may waste time interviewing applicants who are not interested in or qualified for the role.
3. Education, Skills, and Experience
Specify both the required and desired qualifications needed for the position. For instance, “operate skid steer” or “calmly handle cattle.” Be sure to include physical skills, such as the “ability to routinely lift 50 pounds.” Limit the necessary and nice-to-have skills to five each. Keep in mind that certain skills may be gained through training or on-the-job experience.
4. Job Location
Applicants need to know where the role is located. This determines what type of commute they may have and how they might get there. You want to interview candidates who are willing and able to be at work on time and work the entire shift.
5. Income Potential and Benefits
Share the salary or wage range and benefits being offered for the role. Because you need to stay within your budget, and candidates know what type of income they are looking for, you save time by interviewing applicants who are comfortable with what you can provide. If you cannot offer the highest standard income for your area, be sure to point out the additional benefits being provided to make up for it. This may include more comprehensive health insurance, an additional week of vacation, a bonus plan, or education incentives. This shows you value your employees and encourages job seekers to want to work for you.
Need Help Creating Your Job Postings?
Talk with the recruiters at the Morris Bixby Group. We welcome the opportunity to help with your agriculture recruitment needs.