Citrus season preparedness: Harvesting and labor compliance

WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED this season in the citrus industry, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start streamlining the harvesting process. Specifically, there are tools available to make the ticketing and CitraNet process easier. Make sure that you manage your demand, crew schedules, and generate harvesting tickets in the field or on the Web. This will ensure that you are ready for the busy schedule that is directly on the horizon.

It’s your choice now. Along with harvesting comes labor challenges and compliance. Not only do you have to secure quality labor, but also managing them is a challenge all of its own. Capturing accurate timekeeping records to pay workers correctly with different piece rates, locations, and crews spread out is no easy task. To help make this necessity easier, I recommend software for harvesting functions and electronic timekeeping. This definitely will save you time and money to process the payroll and help you be labor compliant.

There is no need to let the upcoming harvesting schedule become a problem for you or your business this year. With the help of some great software, you can ensure that this crucial time of year is a success in both harvesting and labor compliance.


column by RICK MONTNEY

BIO: Rick Montney is Vice President of ProPak Software. His extensive experience spans more than 35 years in business information systems technologies, including previous employment with Exxon Office Systems, Information & Computing Services, and IBM. For the past 20 years, his focus has been on agricultural software technologies.

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