After 20 years in the dairy industry it is clear to me that successful employers have respect, empathy, communication, clarity, facilities and appropriate remuneration.
Whilst remuneration is important, employers who achieve the highest staff retention rates and productivity are not necessarily the highest paying employers.
The legal requirements of remuneration are important but making the terms of engagement specific, transparent and above all fair is more significant. The key seems to be in evaluating the position from both sides. Successful arrangements are those where the expectations of the employer and employee are met.
Dairy farm consultant