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Author(s): Zuzana Lušňáková, Zuzana Juríčková, Mária Šajbidorová, Mária Dobišová, Silvia Lenčéšová

Title: Trends in Work with Human Resources in Slovak Agricultural Enterprises

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 1253-1264

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: Human capital is becoming a crucial and more valuable factor in contemporary society. Management success depends on human resources and their continual and systematic development. It is the role of managers to understand and decide which management tools have the greatest impact on employee engagement and personal development. The aim of the paper is to introduce our findings from surveys in 185 agricultural enterprises in Slovakia. In this paper, we specifically deal with two topics. The first focuses on management tools that top managers in agribusiness apply to work with human resources as part of their active participation in business decision-making. As we found out, proper application of the right management tool or method (teamwork, teambuilding activities, corporate culture and others) can help to increase employee engagement. The benefit is the possibility of improving the retention of workforce, reducing the turnover (fluctuation) costs and the necessary training with a positive impact on the overall performance of the enterprise. The second topic deals with the forms of education as a means of human resources development in a particular agricultural enterprise. The managers who participated in the survey support their staff development through different forms of education. According to the results of the survey, the participation in educational programs outside enterprise is a priority as well as the participation in exhibitions and excursions. Training within the organization is not used in 90per cent of the surveyed enterprises, which turns out to be a weakness. Skilled and interested individuals can be excellent trainers for their colleagues. By following this trend in business, agricultural enterprises could get a comparative advantage.

Keywords: agricultural enterprises, development, education, human resources, management tools, team work, trends

JEL Classification: M12, M14

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