Tue, 2014/02/11 - 5:18pm
Increase Employee Satisfaction and Reduce Employee Turnover by Creating an Employee Handbook for Your Farm

These workshops are intended to help farm owners & their managers create their own farm-specific employee handbook. A well crafted handbook can effectively communicate the benefits and responsibilities of working on your farm, as well as foster a fair work environment and help your employees identify with your business values. The workshops material is based on the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Guide to Developing a BC Agriculture Employee Handbook located at  www.agf.gov.bc.ca/busmgmt/labour_mgmt.htm
In addition to the Guide, Community Futures South Fraser (CFSF) will facilitate these workshops and have developed complementary video clips containing information from human resource subject matter experts and local farmers. These workshops  will be a highly informative & productive, setting you on your path to creating your very  own farm-specific employee handbook.  For more information including a video clip of a local farmer testimonial on why you should attend please visit  CFSF website at http://www.southfraser.com/business/hr-workshop
Each workshops will run from 9am – 4pm. Please arrive early so you’re ready for the 9 am start.
The costs is only $20 per person including lunch & refreshments. Please register early as space is limited!
Dates & Locations are noted below:
Duncan - March 3rd, 2014
Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, 140 Trans Canada Highway
Langley - March 6th, 2014
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 20901 Langley Bypass
Chilliwack - March 7th, 2014
Rivers Dining Room, UFV Trades & Technology Centre 5579 Tyson Rd
Kelowna - March 11th, 2014
Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 2170 Harvey Avenue
Registration: On-line (pay pal) & off-line (mail in cheque) information at CFSF website  http://www.southfraser.com/business/hr-workshop
Contact: Kevin koopmans, CFSF email: kevin.koopmans@southfraser.com
For any additional questions or if you need any help please contact your local Ministry of Agriculture office:
Duncan workshop: Sue Gordon: sue.gordon@gov.bc.ca  ~ 250 746 1210
Langley workshop: Jennifer Curtis : Jennifer.curtis@gov.bc.ca  ~ 604-556-3083 or 1-888 -221-7141
Chilliwack workshop: Jennifer Curtis : Jennifer.curtis@gov.bc.ca  ~ 604-556-3083 or 1-888 -221-7141
Kelowna workshop: Clint Ellison:  clint.ellison@gov.bc.ca  ~ 250 260 4610 or 1 877 702 5585
Funding for these workshops has been provided by Growing Forward II, a federal- provincial- territorial initiative.