NewsTalk ZB: 2 July 2021

This Canterbury dairy farm lets its workers pick their own hours

More companies around New Zealand and overseas are letting staff pick their own working hours.

Deloitte Australia is the latest big player to give it a go.

One staff member is making the most of it by working two hours in the morning, surfing in the lunch break and then coming back to do another six.

A dairy farm in Canterbury, Align Farms started the same thing recently.

Align Farms CEO Rhys Roberts told Kate Hawkesby the flexibility has attracted workers from other industries.

“That dairy farm actually just employed the head trainer at f45 in Ashburton, which is obviously a whole new skill set and diversity into the team. You’d argue we wouldn’t be able to employ someone of that calibre onto a dairy farm 12 months ago without that flexibility.”