United Fresh Offers New Resource for Training Your Staff

United Fresh Offers New Resource for Training Your Staff

United Fresh Produce Training Checklist

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The United Fresh Produce Association, which brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, has released a new staff training resource that might also be a helpful tool for greenhouse operations. The organization’s Produce Operations Training Checklists are a new tool for companies to use when developing onboarding resources for their warehouse and driver staff.

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Created by United Fresh’s Wholesaler-Distributor Board, this new resource covers key activities for new employees, including interviewing potential staff, employee safety, warehouse training, loading skills, receiving product, and driver delivery.

“The Wholesaler-Distributor Board identified the need for improved training and retaining of frontline employees as a key area of focus for our businesses,” says Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO, Frieda’s Inc. and Chair of United Fresh’s Wholesaler-Distributor Board. “We created this tool so that companies can adopt key training practices in the various checklists to integrate into their own operations for improvement.”

To access the Produce Operation Training Checklists, go to UnitedFresh.org. For questions, contact Mary Alameda, United Fresh’s Industry Relations Manager, at 202-303-3413.