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What is the true cost of transience to the New Zealand dairy industry?

Author: Brent Miller

Organisation: Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Published: 2021

Country: New Zealand

Research type: Qualitative

This report investigates whether the dairy industry has an issue with labour transience and what it truly costs a business to lose and retrain a new employee.

Turning over employees is costing the dairy farming business and most of the reasons they are leaving are preventable. To capture the benefits of retention each farm needs to understand why people are leaving their farming business. Each farm needs to analyse the environment they provide for their people. Is the farm inclusive? Asking their people what they want in the workplace and driving from it their needs and wants.