A central, online hub which provides practical information, resources and tools to help dairy farmers attract, retain and develop their people.
People are the key to success on dairy farms. If you bring employees and family with you in developing and running a dairy farm, the business is most likely to provide wealth and work-life balance and have the capacity to grow (if you want it to).
Dairy Australia's The People in Dairy website is designed to assist dairy farmers with building the people part of their business.
It provides a variety of resources and tools to help dairy farmers attract, retain and develop their people in a central, online location.
In addition to employment information, The People in Dairy also provides some great ideas and examples of processes, systems, tools and resources on a range of topics that can be applied during different phases of a dairy business including:
The website provides over 400 downloadable templates and resources directly to dairy farmers and their advisors that can be easily customised to their business.
Dairy farmers and their advisors can subscribe to People Matters for regular employment and people updates via email.
The Employment Starter Kit initiative (ESKi) provides dairy farmers and dairy farm advisors with easy access to information, templates and documents needed to employ someone.
The ESKI breaks down legal and employer requirements into key areas, explaining how to employ someone, recruitment, payroll, leave, Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFAs), termination, safety and the Pastoral Award in plain English.
The ESKi contains practical tips, checklists and templates in one convenient place, which can be easily adapted to suit individual dairy farms.
It is available online and dairy farmers can also order a folder copy.
Dairy Australia also provides a range of programs with a focus on employment and people management through our local Regional Development Programs (RDPs). These include:
Each Regional Development Program provides local support and access to Dairy Australia programs and resources - contact your RDP for more information.