Ganaz had a conversation with a WSTFA session’s panel member Chafeka Abdellatif, Director of Human Resources at Domex Superfresh Growers, on the top three most significant changes coming in 2023, resources, and advice for other HR professionals in ag.Read More
More and more farms are turning to the H-2A Program to lean on a reliable source of labor. Nigel Bocanegra, Executive Director of the California Farm Labor Contractors Association (CFLCA), has helped many farms make the transition to include H-2A labor in their workforce. We tapped into his knowledge during our recent conversation with him, discussing what the future of farm labor looks like based on the trends he has observed.Read More
Finally, some help may be on the horizon: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA). This bill already passed the House and is now in the hands of the Senate. It could make a meaningful difference for many farmers and workers, but it needs a serious push from growers like you to get it across the finish line. Here are five things you need to know and one action you can take now.Read More
Hiring employees means complying with regulations around taxes, documentation and more… and non-compliance is expensive. I-9 Forms, which are used to verify the identity and employment authorization status of employees, are a common area of non-compliance.Read More
We had a quick chat with Jose Garcia, an Area Manager for NWFM, an apple and cherry grower. Jose, like many other Hiring Managers, would hire from his truck, in the field, carrying stacks of paperwork. He gave us a window into his experience as a Hiring Manager and the hiring process.Read More
Above The Dirt interview where Sherri Burris, HR Compliance Office Manager, and Sheila Waulters, AP Manager, shared why they opted to switch their current payroll card supplier for the Ganaz Mastercard® Payroll Card - built for the realities of Agriculture.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
Employers in the agriculture industry face unique challenges in developing effective workforce solutions. In this article, we examine how one company is blazing the trail forward with tech-based agribusiness tools that improve productivity and streamline the hiring process.Read More
We had a great time connecting with employers at the Ag Labor Forum. If you missed it, here’s the recording of our Live session where we demoed our tools and answer some great questions.Read More
The newest version of the ID Scanner app delivers 5 major improvements to the HR Employee Onboarding experience.
All-in-one onboarding experience from the app.
2 new documents supported: Employment Authorization Card (EAD) & State ID.
Simplified Rehire process.
Automatic app updates.
Sizable behind the scenes updates (for faster performance).
We have launched a new functionality in our Hiring Tool: Rehire on mobile. You are now able to search for a person already on Ganaz and complete a new hiring packet for them. This process preserves the employee’s previous information such as employee ID, phone number, etc making the process:Read More
Many of our customers using the Ganaz Hiring Tool use payroll systems that require different processes to import employee data for New Hires vs Rehires (people already on their Payroll System). Now you will see a radio button at the top of the Hiring page where you can select whether this is a brand new hire or someone who has worked for the company in the past and already has a record on your Payroll System.Read More
$3.1B is lost each year as farms are unable to plant, harvest or process their crops due to the labor shortage. Just about every grower I know has a heartbreaking story of having to leave their crops unpicked. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would
Allow farmworkers to seek legal status in the US
Make the H2A program more flexible
Require e-verify (though thankfully only after providing legal status to existing workers)
Does this sound familiar? The season is about to start and you need to onboard over 50+ employees every day. The process is long and exhausting.Read More
In the wake of the failed Senate attempts, President Trump is now backing U.S. House Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s solution which mandates e-verify and overhauls the H2A program. Goodlatte’s bill addresses DACA, funds border security, ends chain migration, ends the visa lottery, and replaces the H2A program with the new H2C program.Read More
The Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act or H2C) would replace the H2A program and allow an additional 500,000 non-residents to work year-round on US farms and ranches.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
As of April 2017, only six states in the US report average farmworker wages below $12/hour--AR, LA, MS, GA, SC and AL. This USDA wage survey data includes field workers, livestock workers, and other roles like tractor drivers. For all farm labor, the US average is now $13.23/hour.Read More