When it is time to increase the size of your team there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. This section of the People in Agriculture website lays out the steps to creating a Job Description, Documents needed for Employment and Budgeting for a new Employee.
This section of the People in Agriculture website breaks down the National and State Awards and makes it easy to know what you need to be paying your workers and how to keep track of your Payroll to make sure you are keeping all the records you need as an employer.
If you need to know where to look for your perfect farm employee, and what things you should be asking when you interview them, this section of the People in Agriculture website goes into detail about how to find the right person for the job!
Now you have employees working on you farm you will need to know how much leave they are entitle to and what to pay for public holidays. When the time comes to let an employee go make sure you do it correctly with the simple steps outlined in this section.
You are responsible for providing a safe and fair work environment for all your employees, your farm is their workplace. This section of the People in Agriculture website goes into detail about your legal requirements as an employer to create the best workplace for your farm workers.
It doesn’t matter if you employ a few key staff members, a single manager, or are responsible for a large number of employees in a corporate farm setting, it is vital to the running of your farm that you know how to engage and communicate with the people you employ.
Mike’s family property "Cardale" grows cotton, grain and cattle
Third generation Australian cotton farmer
Mike Carberry is a third generation Australian cotton farmer with a 5000-hectare myBMP-certified property near Narrabri NSW. The farm’s myBMP certification allows Mike to sell his cotton as part of the global Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).