An effective human resources management strategy can increase productivity, reduce costs, maintain health, increase job satisfaction and minimize staff turnover.
It helps to clearly define employee roles and expectations, as well as legal regulations and liabilities, to proactively address challenges.
There are several important aspects of labour management:
- Personnel and regulations
- Hiring and supervising
- Motivating, evaluating and training
- Communication, problem solving and discipline
- Familial considerations
Guides for Employers
An employee handbook is a valuable communication tool for farm employers, managers and employees. It explains the responsibilities and benefits of working on a farm. This guide is relevant to a wide range of organizational structures and types of operations:
Employer Reference Handbook
The following guide introduces basic human resource management concepts and practices. It is designed to encourage agriculture businesses to take steps towards implementing quality human resources management practices:
- Employer Reference Information Handbook (PDF, 2MB)
Family Farming Guide
A guide to achieving success in a family farm business by improving communication and
decision making among family members: