Entrepreneurship, Farm Management, New Agribusinesses

Performance Assessment

  After employee selection, performance appraisal is arguably the most important management tool a farm employer has at her disposal. The performance appraisal, when properly carried out, can help to fine tune and reward the performance of present employees. In this chapter we (1) discuss the...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Helping Workers Acquire Skills

  Hiring the right people can substantially reduce the total amount of required training time. Even so, farm supervisors are often likely to find themselves training, mentoring and coaching employees. Some of these tasks may be delegated to a third party. Most workers enjoy a job where they...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Ascensos, Traslados y Cesantías

  Un ascenso significa subir un peldaño en la estructura de la empresa; larotación de puestos y los traslados son reasignaciones laterales; losdescensos de categoría representan una disminución de jerarquía; y lascesantías...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Validez del Proceso de Selección

  La validez mide la eficacia de un enfoque determinado. Un proceso de selección es válido si le ayuda a aumentar las posibilidades de contratar a la persona apropiada para el trabajo. Para evaluar la eficacia del método de contratación puede usarse la velocidad de...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Promotions, Transfers & Layoffs

  A promotion is a move up the organizational ladder; job rotation and transfersare lateral moves; demotions are downward moves; and layoffs move employees out. Layoffs, in contrast to dismissals (see Chapter 14), are terminations, sometimes...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Validating the Selection Process

  Validity is a measure of the effectiveness of a given approach. A selection process is valid if it helps you increase the chances of hiring the right person for the job. It is possible to evaluate hiring decisions in terms of such valued outcomes as high picking speed, low absenteeism,...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Pasos Prácticos para la Selección de Personal

  Dentro de los límites de la ley, los administradores pueden decidir a quién contratar para trabajar en el campo. Pero esta decisión no debe tomarse a la ligera. El contratar a la persona adecuada para el puesto, puede ser una de las decisiones más importantes que...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

El Manejo del Personal Agrícola

  Cualquier tipo de control sobre la producción que establezca en su predio agrícola, lo obtiene principalmente de los recursos humanos con que cuente. Cómo estas personas sean seleccionadas y motivadas afectan sus ganancias en forma directa. Las destrezas necesarias para...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Practical Steps to Employee Selection

  While keeping within the law, who an employer hires is pretty much her determination--but one that ought not be taken casually. Hiring the right person for the job may be the most critical management decision you will make. Consider the farm manager who lost $80,000 in...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Managing People on the Farm

  Research shows that, indeed, the best farm employee can consistently be four to eight times better than the worst. Farm personnel are certainly not a constant. Whatever control over production you have at your farm, it is achieved through people, whether they are in production, supervisory,...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California