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2014 HR Review about to be Published

Australia’s only agribusiness health check kicked off this week to provide the sector with the tools needed to become an employer of choice.

Now in its twelfth year, the Rimfire Resources HR Review surveys human resource (HR) professionals and general managers in agribusiness to evaluate remuneration and employment trends.

Managing Director of Rimfire Resources Mick Hay said the review acts as a health check for organisations, providing benchmarking data on HR practices and encourages the sector to get involved.

“Attracting and retaining skilled staff is a major challenge for the Australian agribusiness sector. The review provides insight and market knowledge into emerging trends, developments and data on a range of human resource practices relevant to agribusiness,” he said.

“This allows organisations to develop comprehensive HR policies and offer a greater competitive advantage when it comes to remuneration – assisting to retain staff.”

He said within the first three hours of commencing the review they had received more than 20 completed submissions and hope to exceed the 80 organisations that participated last year.

Syngenta Human Resources Services Manager Samantha Short has participated in the review for almost 10 years. Ms Short said it’s important to be able to benchmark with other agricultural industries to ensure Syngenta offer its employees a competitive remuneration package.

”Agribusiness is made up of such a small community that it is imperative to stay one step ahead of your competitors when looking to secure and retain the best employees,” she said.

“Unlike similar reviews, the Rimfire Resources HR Review is targeted to the agribusiness sector which provides us access to a much broader industry specific data we can use needed to benchmark our progression in the sector.”

Rimfire Resources HR Review topics covered include agribusiness sector-specific benefits packaging information, salary reviews, human resource management practices, performance management schemes and recruitment practices.

The HR Review will be released on Wednesday 6th of August