Grains Research and Development

Date: 04.03.2013

Farm Labour: Recruiting and inducting new employees

Farm Labour: Recruiting and inducting new employees fact sheet thumbnail image

Employing people is a great privilege and starting a new job is almost always a significant time for the employee. Selecting, engaging and inducting well will set the scene for a productive, positive and ongoing arrangement between both parties.

Key Points

  • Be well prepared for the interview process with key selection criteria and questions for each applicant.
  • ––Clearly outline the total remuneration package including cash and non-cash benefits, as well as superannuation contributions, to your preferred applicant.
  • ––Make sure the employment agreement meets the minimum legal requirements and outlines any additional terms and duties specific to the position.
  • ––Spend the time to properly induct a new employee into your business.
  • ––Workplace health and safety policies should be discussed with new employees during their induction.
  • ––It is important to keep accurate and up-to-date records for each of your employees.

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GRDC Project Code ORM00004

Region National, North, South, West