Management & Human Resources
Guide to Developing a BC Agriculture Employee Handbook
An employee handbook is a valuable communication tool for farm employers, managers and employees. It can help explain the responsibilities and benefits of working on a farm. This guide facilitates creating a farm specific handbook in a seven steps. It includes a fillable check-sheet of topics with examples that can be edited so they are specific to your farm organization. This guide is relevant to a wide range of organizational structures from small farms employing mostly family member to very large, complex farms with hundreds of employees. It is also applicable to different kinds of operations, such as livestock, dairy or horticulture.
Employer Reference Information Handbook (Fall 2012)
This handbook provides companion material to the Guide for Developing a B.C. Agriculture Employee Handbook. It introduces basic-level human resource (HR) management concepts and practices, and is designed to encourage agriculture businesses to take steps towards implementing quality HR management practices. Topic areas include: regulations, personnel planning, hiring, supervising, performance management, communication, conflict, discipline, and dismissal. It’s in an easy to read format including farm stories, case studies, and samples forms.
Historical Information (2009)
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