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Employee orientation is the process of helping new staff settle into their roles on a dairy farm, ensuring a positive start to their employment. The page outlines a comprehensive step-by-step guide for dairy farmers to follow. It begins with preparations before the employee starts, including legal documentation and introductions. Then, it details the activities for the first day, week, and months, focusing on setting clear expectations, providing essential resources, encouraging teamwork, identifying training needs, and regularly checking in. There are specific links to forms and tools to support this process, underlining the importance of careful planning and communication.
Using a step-by-step orientation process helps staff settle into their new job and have the best start possible.
Getting orientation right will almost certainly add value to your business and it also sets a great tone for your employment relationship, helps clarify expectations and contributes to positive job satisfaction.
To meet our sector’s workforce needs, we need to be recruiting people who are new to farming. But for those who’ve never worked on a farm, like John Gibson, it can be a major culture shock. John, who traded Wellington for the green pastures of Waikato, joins us to share his views on how we can make it a smoother transition for other newcomers.