Do you own or run a farming business?
Paul Harris provides a range of consulting, training and coaching services developed specifically for the agricultural sector that improve team communication, leadership effectiveness and reduce staff turnover.
Using a range of workshops and on-site training, Paul will help your team to work together more effectively and harmoniously.
With specialist knowledge and understanding of the challenges of the dairy farming industry in particular, Paul has worked extensively with organic and conventional systems to help improve team cohesion and profitability.
The first stage of developing the team is through a simple 3 hour workshop that discovers and demonstrates that each person has a different prefered style of communication and will also show specific patterns of consistent behaviour and approach. When leaders and team members understand these differences and learn how to flex their own style, team cohesion is improved, motivation is enhanced and performance levels are raised. This workshop is usually run on farm in between milking (for dairy farms) to ensure minimum disruption to the working day.
Leadership & Management Development
Paul works closely with leaders (family, business owners or senior employees) to help them understand how to get the best from their team. This is practical advice, based on the needs of the agricultural sector and not theory based business or corporate jargon. Paul has spent considerable time understanding the specific needs of the agricultural sector so that managers and leaders gain confidence in decision making and continue to develop their understanding of how to develop their team – but specifically in their sector. This service is delivered primarily through on-site visits and through 24 hour telephone access and email support ensuring that the leadership team gain the support they need when they need it.
Full Recruitment Service
One of the biggest profit drains on a business is poor recruitment. Through rushed or ineffective interviewing, a poor induction process and limited appraisals, many farms lose huge sums of money through recruiting people that don’t fit into their team or who are unsuited to the work they’re employed to do. Getting the right people starts with the right recruitment strategy and Paul will work closely with you to create the right person specification and job description, advertise for candidates, sort through applications, identify a shortlist, profile each candidate, interview robustly with you and help you select the right person through objective and subjective analysis. We believe we offer the most complete recruitment service available to the agricultural sector.
Simple Website Creation
The start point for many potential employees or contractors for your business is to search for your business on the internet. Without a simple website, potential candidates may look elsewhere and you could miss out on the best people in the industry.
Real Success provides a simple and low cost website design and hosting service to ensure your business is found on the web. There’s no need to spend £000’s on a swanky and complex website – you simply need a presence so that people can find out a little more about you. You can check out an example of one of our websites by clicking here
Sometimes people decide to leave your business. At other times, you need to move someone out of your business. And if you’re a family run enterprise, at some stage you’ll be needing to transfer skills, knowledge or expertise from one person to another. Paul helps with this entire process, including the exit of poor performing staff. With knowledge of employment law and HR policies, Paul will help you manage your staff in and out of your business.
If you’d like to find out more about how Paul can help your farm survive the economic and technical challenges through harnessing the power of your people, give the office a call on 0121-711-1494 or you can call Paul directly on 07895-264916.