Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Latest industrial relations developments on the agenda


Growcom’s Workplace Relations Advisor, Annabel Hutch, will give an update on the latest industrial relations developments and employers’ obligations at Apple & Pear Australia Ltd (APAL’s) GROW Network workshop from 11 am on Tuesday 22 November at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe.

The event, for both APAL members and non-members, is aimed at people working in fruit-growing businesses who want to hear new ideas about recruitment, looking after staff and succession planning. That includes anyone working beyond the orchard in non-production roles such as hiring labour, training, administration and pack shed and financial management.

The workshop will focus on improving business practices and profitability through better people management and will allow participants an opportunity to meet and work with peers and build their professional network.

Other speakers on the program include: Vicki Sawyer, Southern Downs Regional Council talking about attracting and retaining backpackers in the pack shed or orchard, Hasely Mcilwraith, Business Manager, Kirra Pines Farming, talking about creating a work environment to increase worker performance – including your own! – and Ken Moores, Moores Family Enterprise talking about succession planning for family-run fruit-growing businesses.

Contact APAL Communications and Events Officer Richelle Zealley on 0438 364 728 or rzealley@apal.org.au to book or for more information.

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