Introduction to Recruitment

This module is about how to approach recruitment, selection and induction of the people in your business. It is designed for people starting to introduce a more formal business approach, perhaps as more staff are taken on and the complexity of the farm business grows, and for those employers wishing to improve their current approaches.

Recruitment is the process of attracting the most suitable people for the position, selection is the process of choosing the best person for the position, and induction is introducing the person to the position. This module describes a series of well-tested steps to help you identify the right person, to ensure he or she will fit well with your farm business, and to meet the various legal obligations of an employer.

If recruitment is done well, the business benefits from happier and more productive people, reduced staff turnover, good working relationships and ultimately a more profitable farm.