If you are being bullied, overlooked or discounted at work in Western Australia, you are probably looking for a new job where you will be valued.
Employers who treat their workers poorly, are losing them to better employers. In the USA it has been called The Great Resignation, and it’s happening in Western Australia.
The Value of Being Valued
As worker shortages in WA are at critical levels, wheatbelt employers hope they have an edge by showing how much they value their workers.
Wheatbelt employers are part of the community. If they treated workers badly, the word would spread like wildfire.
Hutton and Northey Story
Hutton and Northey is an Agricultural Machinery Dealership with outlets across the wheatbelt which employ 65 staff.
Their critical edge in attracting workers is that they value their employees.
- It employs apprentices and trainees and provides continuous training to employees so that they maintain their expertise.
- They have been operating for 45 years and have one employee who has been employed for 33 years and another for 28 years, many have been there for 15 years.
Workers stay because:
- they are being treated as humans, not just workers
- they are keen to engage with industry innovation and technological development
- they can participate in agricultural research projects
- they deliver expert advice and
- they take part in and coach sports teams and engage with the whole community.
It isn’t just about money
Hutton and Northey is one of the many businesses trying to attract new workers against a background of the mining industry attracting workers by offering big dollars.
By valuing workers Hutton and Northey is attracting and retaining workers who don’t want to leave home for a tough FIFO life in mining camps.
Check out jobs in the wheatbelt
Being treated badly in the workplace, and not having anyone listen to you, is driving workers to jobs where they are a valued part of the community.
If you are looking for a lifestyle and workplace where you are treated like a human, not just a worker, contact Hutton and Northey for information about their career opportunities.