Western Growers' HR Learning and Development Manager Anna Bilderbach has hit the ground running in the Imperial Valley and surrounding areas, delivering both Management 101: Introduction to Supervision training and Harassment Prevention training to WG members. The Imperial Public Session was a success, with 21 participants from companies including Imperial Valley Milling, Stanworth Crop Consultants, Sellers Petroleum, Ashwood Construction, JK Management Inc., and Holaday Seed.

Chardae Heim

To attract the top talent in the agriculture industry, it’s critical to know how you measure up against employers competing for that same talent. The Western Growers 2019 Professional Compensation and HR Practices Survey will give you the insights you need to recruit and retain outstanding employees, make key budgeting decisions, and plan a competitive total rewards strategy.

This is the only compensation survey specific to the California and Arizona fresh produce industry, and a unique opportunity to learn how your strategy compares to those of companies like your own.

Karen Timmins

California requires that employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to ALL employees by January 1, 2020, and Western Growers is now offering training to help businesses comply with the new law.

Under SB 1343, California employers with at least five employees (this includes seasonal and temporary employees) are required to provide sexual harassment training every two years:

Adriana Robles

Last week, Western Growers' HR Learning and Development Manager Anna Bilderbach conducted a SB 1343 training session for WG members Neil Bassetti Farms and JV Smith Companies.  Topics of the training included sexual harassment prevention and strategies on how to maintain a compliant workplace.

As previously reported in Spotlight, SB 1343 requires that California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020.

Chardae Heim

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