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
Ganaz announced the launch of the Ganaz MasterCard® Payroll Card, enabling employers and workers in the agriculture and food processing industries to finally move to digital payments as most other industries have done.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
Ganaz, the workforce management and financial services platform for agriculture and food manufacturing, today announced its $7M Series A financing led by Trilogy Equity with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Founders’ Co-op, Taylor Ventures, AgFunder and Techstars.Read More
It was a hot summer afternoon in Quincy, WA. Tumbleweed bounced down the streets as buses of farm workers rolled into town. It was Friday--payday.Read More
While we all hope we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, the pandemic continues to spread through our communities, disrupting lives and businesses. Ganaz caught up with West Mathison, the President of Stemilt, to find out what he has learned during this crisis.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
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
You might recognize Matt Roger’s name from his days as a Global Produce Coordinator at Whole Foods Market. Two years ago he traded that powerful job for the adventure of building a business in agriculture. He wanted to do farm labor contracting the right way. AgSocio’s stated purpose is to create value for farmers, farm workers, and the broader food industry by building a more just, safe, professional, and competitive agricultural labor employment system.
This week, Matt sent out a great newsletter to his stakeholders outlining their initial steps responding to the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting and how they’re working to keep their people healthy.Read More
Together we are experiencing truly trying times as the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect our communities and businesses. The processing of H2A visas is still uncertain and this might further affect agricultural companies with labor shortages. In these difficult times, it’s truly important that our food system stays strong. To address the current challenges, communication is key.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
Ganaz is taking Employee surveys to the next level. Now you can compare how your workforce survey results measure up to the average of all the companies who sign up for Industry Benchmarking with Ganaz.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
What is the secret sauce to workforce engagement in agriculture? Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce tell us how they use increased two-way communication to motivate and engage their farm workers.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