Staffing

Episode 16 – Do we need a mindset shift towards staff?

Are we in need of a mindset change when it comes to staffing dairy farms? In this episode we dive into how to make the most of an upskilled generation of workers and discuss how to keep them in farming businesses for longer.

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Welcome on-board

The process of recruiting new staff should always be treated as an opportunity to improve your business. Understanding the type of person you require to create a successful team is a given, however, how you manage the onboarding process will ensure you achieve that sweet taste of success! Words Chris Coughlan

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Shortcut to find relief workers

Connecting farmers with workers has never been easier thanks to Canterbury dairy farmer turned app developer, Tony Dodunski and his online platform Ag Assist. Words by Sheryl Haitana.

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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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