Staffing

Co-op focuses on the family

Fonterra has seen a significant increase in return and retention rates since implementing its new parental leave policy. By Sheryl Haitana.

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Farming trio in training

A young trio are furthering their farm training with online and in-person courses. By Claire Ashton.

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Retaining good people

Employers need to be flexible where they can with women working onfarm if they become pregnant and want to take parental leave. By Sheryl Haitana.

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Keeping it in the family

When Cleo Te Kiri became pregnant with her first child she was on the cusp of moving up the career ladder at Pāmu. The pressure to retain her career trajectory saw her return to work quickly without much room for flexibility, however, Pāmu’s overhaul of its parental leave care has made the experience more positive with the welcoming of her second child. Sheryl Haitana reports.

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Pāmu farming through the gap

Pāmu wants to be seen to be a leader in eliminating gender and other pay gaps. Sheryl Haitana reports.

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Let’s celebrate our farm teams

Farmers have an incredibly important and rewarding role to play supporting New Zealand, Jane Muir writes.

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Automation and flexibility may be key to future

Changing the job is likely to be an important factor in attracting and retaining staff, Anne Lee writes.

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Our shrinking pool of people

New Zealand’s workforce is shrinking - and there’s no way that will change, a leading economists says. Anne Lee reports.

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Investment saves all round

Safer and less physical workplaces have the potential to attract and retain staff. By Karen Trebilcock.

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Redundancy is the target

Hayden and Alecia Lawrence have just spent two weeks on holiday in Australia in the middle of autumn calving leaving their herd manager to handle multiple autumn and spring mobs. The capacity to enjoy such freedom has come from making key investments, from an expensive farm dairy to using the free management tool Trello. Sheryl Haitana reports.

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