Make time for your people – North Otago

Wednesday, 20 October –

People are at the epicentre of our farm businesses, and ensuring employers and employees have strong relationships and a good work-life balance is key to the future of the industry. Moving the dial on the importance of attracting and retaining great people in the dairy industry is the focus of this workshop and webinar series. This is a free event funded by MPI.

Face-to-face workshops will set the scene around being a great employer and employee. Attendees will gain knowledge about employment contracts and rosters, salary packages, accommodation requirements, as well as growth opportunities, wellbeing and building strong team relationships.

Presenters are all experts in their field: Lee Astridge – No8HR, Rebecca Miller – Dairy Business of the Year award winner, and Kylie Jackson from New Zealand payroll software company, PaySauce.

A series of live webinars will then delve deeper into the topics addressed in the workshops, ensuring that attendees are equipped with the right knowledge, resources, and tangible steps to turn their farm team into a Farmily™.

Key topics for the day:

  • Understanding the changes in the industry and market
  • How to build and retain teams
  • Rosters and what the options are
  • Employment agreements and the most common HR mistakes
  • Meaning of Farmily™ and its application to your people.

Workshop timing:

  • 9.30am Arrival and registration
  • 10.00am Workshops Starts
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Finish


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  • Make Time For Your People - North Otago
    October 20, 2021
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Venue:  Brydone Hotel Oamaru


115 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago, 9400, New Zealand


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