“Reduce, Respond, Recover” Program
Proactive non-market risk management and crisis preparedness are critical for pork industry stakeholders. In order to address this need proactively, MPPA staff has been delivering the Reduce. Respond. Recover. materials to farms on an individual basis ensuring tools are tailored to the farm’s specific needs.
The RRR materials are delivered in three phases. Phase one focuses on applicant screening, interview standardization and helps identify red flags of individuals with ill intent. Phase two focuses on crisis scenarios like a fire, tornado, truck rollover and/or unauthorized video. Farms are able to plan how they would respond to each situation developing media statements, policies and response procedures before the crisis occurs.
In 2014, the third phase of the RRR materials was rolled out. Phase three works with farm employees and human resource professionals to identify application, interview and on-farm tendencies of employees that have ill intent in order to take a more proactive role in finding and retaining the right people on farms. Utilizing the past experiences of farms and employees impacted by unauthorized videos, stakeholders are provided with tools they can utilize immediately to take a more offensive role in identifying individuals with ill intent and establishing a culture of doing the right thing on their farm.
The MPPA continues to develop additional resources that will help farms find and retain quality employees and prepare for crisis situations. To schedule a meeting or to learn more about the RRR resources contact Jill Resler, MPPA Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507)345-8814.