Dairynz up­grades ca­reer plan­ning sys­tem

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

Dairynz has re­leased an up­grade of its pop­u­lar Ca­reer Path­ways tool this month, pro­vid­ing a on­estop shop for ca­reer plan­ning tools and re­sources in time for the new year.

Hav­ing goals and plans in place gives you a bet­ter chance of suc­cess, Dairynz’s peo­ple and busi­ness team leader Geoff Tay­lor said.

‘‘The start

of a new year

is a great time to re­assess what you want in your ca­reer in the dairy in­dus­try, set some goals and de­cide on prac­ti­cal steps to get you there. Dairynz’s Ca­reer Path­ways Tool helps peo­ple as­sess ca­reer op­tions and nav­i­gate step-by-step through the process of ca­reer plan­ning. It’s a real time-saver – we’ve worked hard to put ev­ery­thing in one place to make it easy to use.’’

The tool, which is a por­ta­ble USB flash drive, was launched two years ago and tested with a wide range of peo­ple in the in­dus­try.

‘‘We’ve taken feed­back on board to make nav­i­ga­tion around the tool eas­ier. For some­one to­tally new to the dairy in­dus­try there’s an in­ter­ac­tive guide to what hap­pens on a dairy farm dur­ing the year and a de­scrip­tion of op­tions such as sharemilk­ing, eq­uity part­ner­ships, on-farm roles such as herd man­ager and farm as­sis­tant and near- farm roles such as sci­en­tists and ru­ral pro­fes­sion­als,’’ Mr Tay­lor said.

Tools to help build a CV, man­age money, set goals and de­ter­mine the learn­ing and train­ing needed to achieve those goals are also in­cluded in the Ca­reer Path­ways Tool.

In­for­ma­tion about dif­fer­ent ca­reer op­tions, video in­ter­views with peo­ple at var­i­ous stages of ca­reers and in dif­fer­ent roles in the dairy in­dus­try, and self­assess­ment guides to help un­der­stand cur­rent skill set, values, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion styles, all help to sup­port de­ci­sion- mak­ing and prac­ti­cal ac­tion-plan­ning.

A copy of the tool can be or­dered on­line at dairynz.co.nz.

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