Whether running a small farm or a large corporation, Human Resources (HR) is an important part of success. As the farm business grows, structure and consistency in HR management processes are essential components for attracting and retaining quality people. High-performing people are the foundation of a high-performing farm operation.
The following includes critical HR processes to help farm operations succeed:
- Role descriptions – authority, responsibility, and accountability
- Recruitment and selection
- New employee orientation
- Training and development
- Performance management
- Compensation policies
- Health & Safety
Similar to changes in technology, the function of managing people in the agriculture industry is constantly changing. Keeping up with new employment legislation and HR best practices is essential to ensuring productivity and profitability as a farm business grows.
As with any business, people are the biggest asset. Planning to ensure the right people are in the right places will help meet business goals now and into the future.