Labor Management in Agriculture: Cultivating Personnel Productivity (3rd Edition, 2014). The 2nd Edition received the National Winner Award, National Association for County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), 2006. This book is an effort to present practical, sound, research-based ideas hopefully leading to the improved management of human resources on the farm. The first edition was sold out in December 1999, with copies distributed into six continents since its publication in September 1994. The 2nd Edition was sold out in 2014.
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Chapter 1 - Managing People on the Farm
Chapter 2 - Practical Steps to Employee Selection
Chapter 3 - Validating the Selection Process
Chapter 4 - Promotions, Transfers & Layoffs
Chapter 5 - Helping Workers Acquire Skills
Chapter 6 - Performance Assessment
Chapter 7 - Negotiated Performance Appraisal
Chapter 8 - Internal Wage Structure
Chapter 9 - Incentive Pay
Chapter 10 - Piece Rate Pay Design
Chapter 11 - Quality Control
Chapter 12 - Supervisory Power
Chapter 13 - Empowerment and Delegation
Chapter 14 - Interacting with Employees
Chapter 15 - Empathic Listening
Chapter 16 - Conducting Effective Meetings
Chapter 17 - Personnel Policies and Handbooks
Chapter 18 - Interpersonal Negotiation Skills
Chapter 19 - Conflict Management Skills
Chapter 20 - Cultural Differences?
Chapter 21 - Discipline
Chapter 22 - Termination
Chapter 23 - Turnover
Chapter 24 - Labor Management Diagnostics
Agricultural Labor Management
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California
18 February 2014