Could the AgriLeader Labour Lifecycle help solve your staffing headaches?

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

A good team is worth its weight in gold; and probably the greatest asset to your business. So, finding the right people at the right time, with the right skills, is vital to your success. 

However, recruiting and managing people can feel like a daunting task.

Kay Lane, AgriLeader Workforce Development Manager, says: “Just the words induction and appraisal can seem like mammoth tasks. The good news is that when you break things down into simple steps, it all becomes much less overwhelming.

“Many farmers do value their staff but taking those initial HR steps can feel hard and often slips to the bottom of the priority list.”

Sometimes, it is the smallest of changes that make a big difference.

“Opening up conversations and getting employees to update you on what is going well and what is proving difficult can give individuals a sense of engagement and ownership of their role. Through those conversations, you can find ways to improve and address issues and problems before they become something big in people’s minds.

"A few small steps in this area can be a huge leap for your business!"

Our website offers a variety of resources to help you build a motivated team and become an employer of choice, and through October and November, we are running a campaign on this topic across press and social media.

There will also be events, including a series of webinars on every aspect of the labour lifecycle from recruiting and onboarding staff, to managing, developing and progressing employees. Details can be found at

Find out how you can build a motivated team and become an employer of choice

Find out more about our AgriLeader programme