No need to make rash choice
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.