How re-thinking ag education, focusing on youth, new Canadians and careers in tech can fill the labour gaps.
For farm employees struggling with mental health, employers reaching out to offer support can make a positive difference.
Employing workers with no farm experience requires thorough training to ensure the employee and the business are protected.
Food, agriculture and agri-business employers are looking at new ways to fill the job gaps brought on by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Workforce shortages take a toll on the farm. According to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, the economic impact of not having workers on Canadian farms almost doubled in four years.
Family dynamics can play a huge role in what occurs in the family farm business.
Successful farmers know a farm vision provides focus and helps guide daily decisions. Creating the vision to propel a farm forward takes some time and thought, but experts say it’s well worth it.
Employee engagement is critical for new farm CEOs’ leadership, as well as for more established farm CEOs to inject new life into their labour force.
Determining individual strengths and weaknesses and where everybody fits in a farm operation is a challenge that can be made easier with good interpersonal skills.
Human resources are important in a farm operation and producers know it.