Feed Lot

AUG 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT August 2018 27 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING Work Ethic Work Ethic may be defined dif- ferently depending on the business and the culture of the company. This term captures the broad sense that the individual has hard work as a core value, will do the appro- priate amount of work, show a high level of caring for our animals and their well-being, and avoids coun- terproductive habits. Body Language Body Language is what we wit- ness that they may not be aware of during communications. Their facial expression at hearing ad- ditional tasks to complete, their posture during an interview or in staff meetings, and the level of re- spect that they show to others is all revealed in their physiology. From smiles to eye-rolling, these facial expressions and other subtle cues provide us with important infor- mation about their true thoughts. How do we screen for these traits during the hiring process? First, consider your current and former employees who possessed these traits and develop a list of their actions and behaviors that indicated these tendencies. Next, ask about them during reference checks and through conversations with others familiar with the candi- date. Finally, look for them in the interview process. Be specific and ask for detailed examples of how they have expressed these traits in past jobs, different situations and other opportunities. Throughout this process look for them in all your interactions with the person—face-to-face, on the phone, written communica- tions, etc. Choice of vocabulary, proper language, posture, eye con- tact, promptness, dress, respect, self-confidence, politeness and other traits are very obvious when we make a deliberate effort to look for them. Don Tyler is Founder of Tyler & Associ- ates Management Coaching. He can be reached at dhtyler@frontiernet.net or by calling 765-490-0353. FL BJM Sales & Service 3925 US Highway 60 • Hereford, TX 79045-7291 (806) 364-7470 • www.bjmsales.com Sales & Service SINCE 1983 ® Silencer Commercial Pro Model Commercial Series 920-18 ®

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