Hosted by CHRIS BIDDLE
Officially called Landbased Engineering, the industry covers tractors and machinery for farmers, mowers for golf courses, stadiums and gardens, forestry equipment, off-road vehicles and much, much more.
But, how to wrap that up in a recognisable name for this podcast? I decided to call it simply, Inside Agri-Turf .
In this podcast series, I catch up with those at the sharp-end of the business who have views and opinions to share.
I hope there is much to learn and to enjoy in this series, whether you are 'in the business', or interested to hear more about a fascinating industry that plays such a pivotal role in food production, the care of the countryside and the upkeep of sporting and leisure facilities
IT ALL STARTED . . .
. . .during the enforced national lockdown in the UK during the Spring and early Summer of 2020.
After more than 30 years of launching, editing and producing print magazines, Chris Biddle decided that his 'lockdown learning project' would be to teach himself podcast production and audio editing.
As a result of more than 50 years of experience in the agri-turf industry working for a manufacturer, managing a multi-branch dealership and magazine publishing, he had a full address book of key industry contacts.
The first episodes were recorded and published in July 2020, and the series has gone from strength to strength.
EPISODE 42: ATTRACTING YOUNG TALENT
John Deere dealer RDO Equipment Co is one of the worlds largest dealerships operating 75 branches across nine US States employing over 2800 staff along with RDO Equipment Australia Group which operates 29 branches and a number of other international partnerships.
I talk to HR Director Amanda Dawson and Andy Luikens, Talent Acquisition Manager about the challenges of finding suitable staff and then retaining skilled staff through regularly monitoring of performance against an agreed individual career path
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