No need to make rash choice

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY - By ALI TOCKER

Dairy farm­ers and farm work­ers are be­ing urged not to rush into em­ploy­ment agree­ments in the new year as the work­load starts to pick up.

Waikato dairy re­cruit­ment spe­cial­ist John Fe­gan said peo­ple on both sides of the coin should take time to make sure the work­ing re­la­tion­ship would be a good fit. ‘‘The re­cruit­ment mar­ket tends to get really busy from late Jan­uary. That makes both em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees ner­vous be­cause ev­ery­one likes to have things ar­ranged early – re­sult­ing in peo­ple pick­ing work or work­ers they shouldn’t.

‘‘We’re ad­vis­ing peo­ple to re­lax and not just grab the first per­son or the first job. Put the time in, make sure you’ve got the right per­son if you’re the em­ployer, and that you’ve got the right job if you’re the em­ployee.

‘‘Both sides of­ten pounce and make a poor de­ci­sion as a re­sult.’’

Fe­gan’s busi­ness, Fe­gan & Co, is a na­tional re­cruit­ment com­pany, head­quar­tered in Waikato.

Fed­er­ated Farm­ers Waikato pres­i­dent and farmer James Houghton said there were great job op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple with the right work ethic.

QUAL­ITY LABOUR NEEDED: The dairy shed of­fers a great op­por­tu­nity for the right per­son.

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