People Gauge
Workplace 360

Rewarding careers

The goal here is to ensure you recruit the right people to your team, and they are able to learn and progress their careers while working on the farm.

Career progression

1

Each employee will have a career progress conversation at least every 6 months

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At least six-monthly performance reviews

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2

Employees have access to external mentors for their development

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Employee interviews/contact details

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Training

3

Each staff member has a training plan which is regularly reviewed

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Training plan with a review date

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4

Off-farm training and development completed

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Dates of training in last 12 months

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5

On-farm training run by manager, vet, rural professional or other employee

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Dates of on-farm training

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6

Employees are coached to meet their personal and career goals, as well as achieving farm performance goals

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Staff interviews

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7

Competencies are recorded and reviewed for each employee

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Competency register

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Succession planning

8

Employees have progressed at least one step up the Dairy Industry Standard Roles in the last 18 months (Farm assistant, Herd manager, Assistant manager, Farm manager, Business/Ops manager )

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Change in job description

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9

The farm has identified who is next in line for management roles, and has a succession plan in place

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Evidence of plan

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Recruitment

10

All employees are legally entitled to work in NZ (work visa)

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Copies of visas

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11

Recruitment processes equivalent to those in the DairyNZ QuickStart recruitment kit are followed

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Evidence of use of this or similar documents

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12

Employees hired in the last 12 months are still on farm

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Staff interviews

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13

Orientation for new employees lasts at least one month, preferably a whole season

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Buddy system documented/staff interview

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14

Formal reviews have been carried out for each new employee (1, 2 and 3 month reviews)

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1, 2 and 3 month reviews completed

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Before you start

Please have these documents ready as you progress with the assessment.