• Higher than average pay rates in industry for their role.
• Flexible work hours.
• Limited weekend hours and very long shifts.
• Training and development opportunities.
• Feedback and appreciation for a job well done.
• Individual attention to career development and mentoring.
• An enjoyable work environment with good facilities.
• Varied work.
Not all of these items are direct cash costs to the business. Several of the items are issues of time management, personal relationships between employers and employees, and attention to good management practices on a farm.
Would you rather spend a bit more to keep the good, current employee, or spend that money and time on finding and training a new employee whose quality you will not know for perhaps a year or more? Consider the options for your business.