canada africa partner reservation Podcast: Professor Larry Firkins considers why employees stay

Podcast: Professor Larry Firkins considers why employees stay


In this ‘Meet the Expert’ podcast series, global thought leaders answer practical questions on topics such as pig health and management. In this episode, Professor Larry Firkins discusses a very relevant question in the pork industry: why do workers stay and why would they decide to leave?

The podcast series ‘Meet the Expert’ is made possible by Progress of the pig in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

In this podcast, on behalf of Progress of the pigpresenters Vincent ter Beek and Iris Hofman speak with Professor Larry Firkins, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US, who developed a special interest in management matters and how culture in a pig-related work environment can help build a more pleasant working environment working atmosphere.

Meet the (other) experts

In case you missed it: the previous episode looked at the doctoral research of Dr. Evelien Biebaut, affiliated with Ghent University in Belgium. Her focus: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. The next episode in this podcast series will be released on Monday, June 3, in which Dr. Franz Lappe and Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager will talk about tail biting.

The podcasts from this series are available on podcast channels including Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.