Seasonal casual employees: What you need to know!

Seasonal casual employees: What you need to know!

Employing around 42,000 local workers, agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Western Australia. Casual employees are essential to the success of farming businesses as more workers are required during key times of the year. However, employment legislation can...
Farm Safety: Consulting with Personnel

Farm Safety: Consulting with Personnel

Consultation with personnel is not just something you must do by law; it can also be a very effective motivational tool. Legislation does require farms to consult with their personnel. However, what farms must consult about and how to consult is not always clearly...
How to Avoid Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout

The buzzword all employers talk about is ‘productivity.’ The events of the last year have shown while many workplaces demonstrated agility in their fast pivot to remote working environments and reported a consequential lift in employee productivity, this...
10 Tips To Keep Children Safe on Farms

10 Tips To Keep Children Safe on Farms

In most child environments, children would never have access to machinery, chemicals, dams, motorbikes etc. On farms, however, not only are children introduced to these hazards but often also unsupervised. With agriculture being a family-oriented industry, often...
Employing Overseas Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

Employing Overseas Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article has been written by MW Migration Solutions in Narrogin for the ProcessWorx Newsletter. It is common knowledge that human resources are one of the most important assets of any organisation. Labour shortages in the farming industry are well documented....
Does your Company Need an HR Department?

Does your Company Need an HR Department?

If you think your business might need an HR department but are unsure how you should introduce one, read on. Is it Illegal to Not Have an HR Department? In short, no. It’s not compulsory. However, we recommend you do. You can employ an in-house HR manager or outsource...
Know your Rights in the Workplace

Know your Rights in the Workplace

The global COVID-19 pandemic appears to have fundamentally changed the workplace. The agile way in which employers and employees mobilized remote working is to be applauded. For many employers, the shift back to onsite working is the goal for 2021, especially with the...
Preparing for the end of JobKeeper

Preparing for the end of JobKeeper

The withdrawal of JobKeeper’s support at the end of March will be concerning to many businesses who have relied on it to stay operational during the pandemic. Those who are relying on JobKeeper will need to make decisions about how they run their business and manage...
Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

New laws have recently been passed and will shortly come into effect, where farmers can be jailed for up to 20 years and be fined up to $5 million if one of their workers dies whilst carrying out work on their farm. This is called Industrial Manslaughter. If this...
Stamping Out Sexual Harassment In The Mining Industry

Stamping Out Sexual Harassment In The Mining Industry

The Australian Mining Industry is intent on eliminating sexual harassment in mining workplaces. As such, it has amended its safety and health policy to incorporate protecting workers from sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: Sexual...

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