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A Guide to Employment Standards in Agriculture
Additional labour may be acquired from time to time to assist you in your farm business, whether it’s via seasonal or casual employees, summer students, or independent contractors. As changes in legislation have included many workers in agriculture who previously were not covered by Employment Standards legislation, a fact sheet was developed to provide an overview of the most common Employment Standards provisions and to whom they apply in agriculture.
End-of-Year HR Checklist
Follow these suggestions to close out 2014 year-end tasks related to human resources and get ready for 2015.
WCB on the Farm
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) extended coverage to the agriculture industry which means it is mandatory for agricultural employers to purchase coverage for their employees. Manitoba farmers need to register with WCB if they hire non-family workers.
Motivating, Engaging & Retaining Farm Employees
Motivating, engaging and retaining skilled employees are important to most businesses because high employee turnover results in a loss of knowledge and skills that can be expensive and difficult to replace. Manitoba’s farm workers are no different than employees in other industries and want to be motivated and engaged in their employment, regardless of the position they hold....
You’ve decided to hire an employee – What do you need to know?
Your operation is expanding and you need to take on staff. This requires a new skill set and introduces a new set of challenges. Recruitment, orientation, training, communication, motivation, and conflict management are all areas where a new employer will need to gain knowledge and confidence. The information in this article lists the first steps you need to take.
New Employee Orientation
As you hire employees for the busy harvest season, ensure your farm has an orientation program in place for both new and returning employees.