"It’s a privilege, not a right, that people chose to work for us. Its our duty to serve them well."

Ben and Nicky Allomes

Ben and Nicky show their commitment to their employees’ well-being by investing in good employment practices and trying new and innovative approaches. They aim to increase flexibility and provide opportunities for their employees to grow.

REGION: Manawatū


They completed a time and motion study that identified the hours required to run the farm and developed an innovative rostering system. The rostering system offers employees standardised shifts and provides employees with flexibility to select shifts based on their skills and availability. They saw increased employee engagement and retention, and in November 2017, were able to introduce day shifts that are no more than 9 hours per person.