Bringing ’em Safely Onboard: Launching New Employees Successfully
The volume of information defining leadership — specifically, effective leadership — is remarkable. Organizations such as Harvard Business Review, The Center for Creative Leadership, Korn Ferry, Gallup and even Google have provided insightful research on what it takes to be an effective leader. This research has proven extremely valuable and served as the cornerstone for many leadership development initiatives.
It was clear before and even more so now after the events of the last 12+ months — data-driven decision making is crucial for companies aiming to remain profitable and competitive in today’s markets. However, beyond simply basing decision making on data, companies must take this a step further and fully embrace the concept of competitive intelligence to truly be successful. In the food and agribusiness industry, we are no exception to this rule.
Economists have always been interested in the interactions between capital and labor. In a recent paper in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Drs. Diane Charlton and Genti Kostandini exploit the enactment of 287(g) immigration policies to estimate the impact of labor shortages on technology adoption and productivity of U.S. dairy farms. Their results provide key insights into the extent to which technology can compensate for shortfalls in farm labor.