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Human Resource Planning Workshop

Recruitment and Retention in Agriculture

February 24 & 25, 7-9pm

Online. Free to attend.

Session Recordings now available below!


Event Description:

This workshop is adapted from the postponed in-person event. There will be a pre-recorded portion which must be completed prior to the first session on February 24. We anticipate the recorded session will be online by February 8.

The Agriculture Recruitment and Retention Workshop is an instructive learning event created specifically for agricultural producers interested in learning about how best to find and retain employees. This workshop is part of a new series, developed by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) to assist agricultural business owners, managers and supervisors with their HR management activities. This particular workshop is designed to help individuals make crucial HR management decisions, avoid common pitfalls, and increase their understanding of the best approaches to recruitment and retention.

The workshop introduces agricultural recruitment and retention considerations and teaches participants about the benefits of a carefully constructed recruitment strategy and identifies the steps to implement a successful employee recruitment plan. The workshop also instructs participants on the key factors that influence retention and how as business owners and operators they can ensure retention through increasing employee engagement.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to :

  • Understand the link between recruitment and retention

  • Define the elements of a recruitment process

  • Develop recruitment strategy

  • Develop applicant pool

  • Review applicant pool

  • Conduct assessment of job applicants

  • Perform reference check

  • Evaluate the recruitment efforts

  • Define the key factors that influence employee retention

  • Establish the cost of turnover

  • Identify the key benefits of increasing employee engagement

  • Define the key factors that influence commitment and performance of employees

  • Describe strategies to increase employees retention

  • Well defined job descriptions

  • Effective recruitment strategies

  • Valid and reliable assessment tools

  • Realistic Job previews

  • Comprehensive Orientation Program

  • Sound Performance management system

  • Compensation and benefits program

  • Recognition Program

  • Training and development opportunities


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