We know that finding enough staff for the 2020-21 season is going to be challenging so we are working with a range of partners to bring you useful resources.
Growers and packers are encouraged to register with the Work the Seasons website and list vacancies early. The Handpicked campaign directs jobseekers to the website where they can find information on the summerfruit industry and the regions where it is grown. And once your vacancies are filled, why not direct job inquiries to the listings on the Work the Seasons website?
And bad ones create a social media storm. New Zealand's seasonal job market is a very crowded space. A good job advert is a valuable tool that may mean the difference between potential workers clicking on your advert or someone else's. To attract good staff your job advertisement needs to attract people visually and content-wise. We've taken on board feedback from our partners to create this sample job advertisement to help you produce an advert that will stand out from the crowd.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has produced these designs for growers and packhouses to advertise any available jobs. The pdf files can be downloaded and printed as posters or flyers and can be put up on community notice boards, smoko rooms, or handed out at job expos and employment events.
Double-sided flyers with space to fill in more details on the back and hand out are also available. If you would like to be sent the files directly, email email@example.com
Seasonal work employment contract
If you haven't employed workers directly before, don't worry – our friends at Horticulture NZ have created a horticulture specific template for use across the sector.
Click here to find the latest fillable form for employers to use when employing seasonal workers.