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What will make you an employer of choice?

On this week’s episode of The Dairy Edge, Beth Dooley explains what makes individual farmers an employer of choice and has tips on complying with employment regulation.

Beth explains that employees are attracted to farms that are safe places to work, have processes and are streamlined (including SOPs), a clear working roster and an opportunity to upskill.

Beth recommends that farmers complete a written contract for all employees which should always include;

  • Name and address of employer and employee
  • Place of work
  • Job title, nature of work
  • Date of commencement
  • Term of contract (fixed or temporary)
  • Rate of pay
  • Annual leave entitlements
  • Notice required for termination of employment

More information:

Teagasc Farm Labour Manual 

Employment Law for Farmers - Presentation by Solicitor Aisling Meehan https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/animals/dairy/2-aisling-meehan-presentation-v2.pdf

For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thedairyedge

The Dairy Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.com