COMMERCIAL SUCCESS FOR US FRESH PRODUCE STARTS WITH RESPONSIBLE RECRUITMENT
US fresh produce businesses face an ongoing challenge of recruiting enough workers to meet harvesting needs to satisfy consumer demand. Workers recruited through the H-2A program are increasingly important to US businesses, however, cross-border recruitment can add complexity and risk to both workers and business.
Already used globally, the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) can help your business implement, demonstrate and oversee ethical and professional farmworker recruitment and management.
US-based recruiters operating in fresh produce can now access cost-free 1-year ‘Plus’ level subscriptions to the RRT online tool.* This offer is available until January 31, 2021 due to funding from Walmart Foundation.
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Watch a recording of our recent webinar, featuring a live demonstration, to discover how the RRT online tool can help you implement, demonstrate or oversee ethical and professional farmworker recruitment and management in your operations and supply chains.
HOW RRT CAN HELP YOU
RRT can support you to deliver great satisfaction for workers and clients and differentiate your business in the marketplace as a ‘responsible recruiter’.
See RRT services below to find out how.
Are you a grower,
buyer or retailer?
Support the businesses in your supply chain to recruit workers responsibly by sharing RRT with them.
Contact us for support and more information.
ACCESS RRT SERVICES
A ‘Plus’ level subscription provides access to specialized guidance for US fresh produce businesses to:
- Identify legal requirements
- Avoid potential pitfalls
- Learn from real-life case studies
- Use the self-assessment functionality to track progress and share achievements with clients.
Available in English and Spanish.
US-based recruiters operating in fresh produce can access cost-free 1-year ‘Plus’ level subscriptions until January 31, 2021.*
RRT interactive online training courses bring responsible recruitment to life through activities and take-away actions.
This fall, eligible US-based fresh produce businesses can book unlimited places on specialist training free of cost. Dates to be announced soon.
Contact us to receive updates.
For additional support, access open source responsible recruitment guidance including our:
- Practical Guide to Responsible Recruitment During COVID-19
- Guide to Eliminating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Terms and conditions apply – see here.
*Eligible businesses include farm labor contractors, labor recruiters, growers, vendors, shippers, packers, brands and retailers based in, and operating within, the United States (US) fresh produce or wine grapes sector.
Responsible Recruitment Toolkit is a global program driving ethical and professional recruitment and labor supply that is good for workers, recruiters and clients.
Stronger Together US is a multi-stakeholder collaborative program that supports the US fresh produce sector to recognize and reward responsible recruitment, thereby boosting the supply of ethically sourced labor and reducing risks for workers and businesses across the labor supply chain. The program was launched in April 2019 following funding from the Walmart Foundation. Read the press release here.