Effective communication can reduce labor costs, increase worker engagement, and save lives. We’re going to talk about the impact of effective workforce communication on agribusiness.Read More
While finding the right employees has never been an easy task, labor shortages caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic have made it even more challenging to find the workers you need.
This guide advises you on 8 steps proven to be effective in finding and hiring farmworkers for your upcoming seasonal needs.Read More
If you pay people late, even unintentionally, you can rack up large fines. Payroll cards solve this problem and you get the costs savings associated with direct deposit, but only if they're designed for ag.
Hannah Freeman, CEO and Co-founder of Ganaz, shared with the California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLA) key insights to help ag employers.Read More
Agricultural jobs necessitate extended periods of physically demanding labor, often in hot and humid weather. Farmworkers are more susceptible to heat-related diseases due to these environmental and work situations. Ag employers can help farmworkers by communicating preventative measures via text messages regularly as a supplement to safety training.Read More
Although the world is progressing by leaps and bounds, the ag industry is still unable to move to direct deposit for most of its workforce. Fortunately, payroll debit cards offer a convenient way to issue wages via direct deposit. However, we find that some farmworkers have an understandable fear of switching to payroll cards. To overcome those fears, we’re breaking down the advantages of payroll pay cards.Read More
While we’re finally seeing a flattening of the curve in the general population in the US, the reports of outbreaks among field and plant workers seem to be on the rise. In Mexico, where the virus arrived later than in the US, the number of newly infected people is still growing rapidly.
All of this coincides with the start of the harvest season in many crops in the US and Mexico, and the corresponding movement of people to pick those crops. H2As from Central Mexico are headed to California and Washington. Workers from Southern Mexico are headed to Northern Mexico for the grape harvest.Read More
Do you want to start doing workforce surveys but don't know where to start? Here are 10 useful tips to get you started.Read More
The Ag industry has one of the highest turnover rates. That's why understanding the attitudes, challenges and feelings of farm workers is essential to your business.Read More
As the #MeToo movement continues to spread and more survivors give voice to their experiences with sexual harassment, everyone from movie executives to farm owners are asking: How can we prevent this from happening in the future?Read More
The Net Promoter Score was introduce by Fred Reicheld in 2003 after several years of customer satisfaction research. Reicheld found that not only could you reduce your customer satisfaction surveys to a single question, but you could also use it to predict growth. “In fact, in most of the industries that I studied, the percentage of customers who were enthusiastic enough to refer a friend or colleague—perhaps the strongest sign of customer loyalty—correlated directly with differences in growth rates among competitors.”Read More
On Saturday, as sexual harassment continued to make national headlines, the Yakima Herald brought the issue home to the agricultural community in WA state. The article pointed out the challenges with farmworkers reporting harassment, and mentioned some resources for preventionRead More
With a new bombshell dropping nearly every day implicating celebrities, politicians and business leaders in sexual harassment, employers may be starting to break a sweat. Agriculture isn’t exempt. In fact, female farmworkers are especially vulnerable with 60 percent reporting having experienced sexual harassment.Read More
A report in Rural Migration News describes the four strategies agricultural employers are using to address the labor shortage: satisfy, stretch, substitute, and supplement.Read More
Did you know that about 8.6 trillion text messages are sent each year? That includes 6 billion per day in the US alone. And farmworkers are no exception to the texting trend.Read More