Dairy parlour staff© Tim Scrivener
Farmers are often the first to say that they are stockmen, not people managers. But as units get bigger and the labour market becomes more competitive, producers can no longer afford to ignore this employer duty. Brexit adds further challenges around sourcing labour, too. Quite simply, farmers need to get smarter at how they attract, manage and retain staff. We asked a panel of three people consultants to answer key staff management questions, some of which were submitted by FW readers. […]