“For example, someone who may only be able to work a few days a week while they complete their studies might be learning skills that can be applied in our business, or someone who is semi-retired has a wealth of knowledge and experience that they can draw on to help develop younger members of the team.
“It’s helped us to build a healthy, diverse, and engaged workforce that reflects our community.”
The team is also committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment by providing flexible work arrangements for families, and supporting drivers looking to develop their careers by offering opportunities to work in other parts of the business.
“Milk collection is seasonal work by nature, with more milk produced on farm in the spring months,” says Bryce.
“Previously we’ve relied on contractors and overtime to see us through that spring peak, however, we saw this as an opportunity to offer a 4-8-hour shift in addition to our existing full-time shifts, which can better suit people with young families or empty nesters looking to return to the workforce.”
This commitment to adapting to our peoples’ needs has seen team engagement improve and a reduction in the average age of the Farm Milk Collection workforce from 54 to 47 in just two years.
“We have an amazing Transport team here in Tassie, and I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to achieve together,” says Bryce.
“This award is further recognition that we’re on the right track.”