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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:55

Parents hold kids back from ag careers

The biggest barrier to youngsters choosing careers in agriculture is parents’ thinking that agriculture is “just a dumping ground.”

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:55

Investing in staff pays dividends

The ‘big thing’ in employing farm staff is to invest in them, says Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:46

Best primary sector employers announced

The best primary sector employers were named at the MPI AGMARDT Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 November 2018 08:55

What makes staff join and stay?

What attracts staff and makes them stay longer? Two Pāmu Farms human resources staff have found out.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 08:54

More Pacific workers for NZ orchards

More labourers from the Pacific Islands are coming to work on New Zealand orchards.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:14

Migrant worker threat ‘just a vote-catcher’

A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:36

$45k fine for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers

A farm near Christchurch has been fined $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

Published in General News
Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:55

Attracting good staff: what sets you apart?

We all know how hard it can be to attract quality staff, and how great it is when you find someone that works hard, knows their stuff and has the right attitude. 

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:40

Employ with best practice or else

The Labour Inspectorate is calling for dairy farmers to use best practice when employing in 2018.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 January 2018 08:55

Pay your workers right or pay for it

Notable cases of employment breaches by large companies have cropped up recently, some appearing to be unintended short-changing of employees. 

Published in Management

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