Welcome to the Agribusiness HR Review

USA VERSION FOR HR REVIEW

  • Please confirm which of the following best describes your company’s industry type within agriculture:ResponsesPercentage
    Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services 15 19.23%
    Crop Production 6 7.69%
    Commodities and Trading 5 6.41%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 5 6.41%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 5 6.41%
    Animal Health 1 1.28%
    Feed Nutrition 4 5.13%
    Animal Production - Beef 1 1.28%
    Animal Production - Dairy 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Swine 10 12.82%
    Animal Production - Poultry 1 1.28%
    Animal Production - Other 2 2.56%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 2 2.56%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 6 7.69%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 8 10.26%
    Precision Ag 0 0.00%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 1 1.28%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 1 1.28%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 1 1.28%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 1 1.28%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 3 3.85%
    Government Policy and Legal 0 0.00%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 23 29.49%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 24 30.77%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 11 14.10%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 7 8.97%
    More than $1 Billion 13 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 5 6.41%
    Private Sector – privately held 55 70.51%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 3 3.85%
    Public Sector/Government 0 0.00%
    Cooperative 14 17.95%
    Other (Please specify): 1 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 2 2.56%
    11-30 7 8.97%
    31-100 21 26.92%
    101-400 26 33.33%
    401-1000 10 12.82%
    1001-5000 10 12.82%
    5000+ 2 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 5 6.41%
    1 to 50 20 25.64%
    1 to 100 23 29.49%
    1 to 150 12 15.38%
    1 to 200 8 10.26%
    1 to 250 4 5.13%
    Greater than 1 to 250 6 7.69%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 58 74.36%
    Twice a year 4 5.13%
    Rolling (continuous) 11 14.10%
    Every other year 4 5.13%
    More than two years 0 0.00%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 32 9.79% 41.03%
    February 27 8.26% 34.62%
    March 28 8.56% 35.90%
    April 23 7.03% 29.49%
    May 21 6.42% 26.92%
    June 27 8.26% 34.62%
    July 30 9.17% 38.46%
    August 24 7.34% 30.77%
    September 25 7.65% 32.05%
    October 26 7.95% 33.33%
    November 29 8.87% 37.18%
    December 35 10.70% 44.87%
    Question Respondents: 327100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 41 12.39% 52.56%
    February 27 8.16% 34.62%
    March 28 8.46% 35.90%
    April 29 8.76% 37.18%
    May 25 7.55% 32.05%
    June 24 7.25% 30.77%
    July 31 9.37% 39.74%
    August 26 7.85% 33.33%
    September 26 7.85% 33.33%
    October 23 6.95% 29.49%
    November 23 6.95% 29.49%
    December 28 8.46% 35.90%
    Question Respondents: 331100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 74 94.87%
    No 4 5.13%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 3 3.85%
    0.6 – 1.0% 2 2.56%
    1.1 – 1.5% 2 2.56%
    1.6 – 2.0% 6 7.69%
    2.1 – 2.5% 12 15.38%
    2.6 – 3.0% 21 26.92%
    3.1 – 3.5% 15 19.23%
    3.6 – 4.0% 7 8.97%
    4.1 – 4.5% 4 5.13%
    4.6 – 5.0% 4 5.13%
    More than 5% 2 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 23 29.49%
    0.1-1% 2 2.56%
    1.1-2% 7 8.97%
    2.1-3% 19 24.36%
    3.1-4% 11 14.10%
    4.1-5% 9 11.54%
    5.1-10% 5 6.41%
    More than 10% 2 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 5.13%
    0.1-1% 6 7.69%
    1.1-2% 18 23.08%
    2.1-3% 26 33.33%
    3.1-4% 10 12.82%
    4.1-5% 6 7.69%
    5.1-10% 2 2.56%
    More than 10% 6 7.69%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 22 28.21%
    0.1-1% 2 2.56%
    1.1-2% 7 8.97%
    2.1-3% 26 33.33%
    3.1-4% 10 12.82%
    4.1-5% 6 7.69%
    5.1-10% 3 3.85%
    More than 10% 2 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 5.13%
    0.1-1% 8 10.26%
    1.1-2% 23 29.49%
    2.1-3% 22 28.21%
    3.1-4% 12 15.38%
    4.1-5% 3 3.85%
    5.1-10% 2 2.56%
    More than 10% 4 5.13%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 3.85%
    0.1-1% 7 8.97%
    1.1-2% 22 28.21%
    2.1-3% 25 32.05%
    3.1-4% 11 14.10%
    4.1-5% 6 7.69%
    5.1-10% 2 2.56%
    More than 10% 2 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 46 58.97%
    Yes, some staff 29 37.18%
    No 3 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.13%
    0.1% - 0.5% 3 3.85%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 2 2.56%
    1.6% - 2.0% 3 3.85%
    2.1 - 2.5% 13 16.67%
    2.6 – 3.0% 25 32.05%
    3.1 – 3.5% 17 21.79%
    3.6 – 4.0% 3 3.85%
    4.1 – 4.5% 3 3.85%
    4.6 – 5.0% 2 2.56%
    More than 5% 3 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • How did you or how do you plan to administer the salary increase budget for 2018?ResponsesPercentage
    Allocating entire salary increase budget (except for statutory/ mandatory increases) to high performers only 2 2.56%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 55 70.51%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 20 25.64%
    Salary freeze in place except for high performers 1 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 62 81.58%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 13 17.11%
    Other: (Please specify) 1 1.32%
    Question Respondents: 76
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 32 25.81% 42.11%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 70 56.45% 92.11%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 18 14.52% 23.68%
    Other 4 3.23% 5.26%
    Question Respondents: 124100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 22 28.21%
    in past 12 months 19 24.36%
    two years ago 13 16.67%
    more than two years ago 11 14.10%
    never have 6 7.69%
    N/A or unsure 7 8.97%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 35 18.62% 44.87%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 39 20.74% 50.00%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 38 20.21% 48.72%
    We use free salary data 47 25.00% 60.26%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 20 10.64% 25.64%
    No set resource 9 4.79% 11.54%
    Question Respondents: 188100.00%
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 2 2.56%
    0.1-2% 10 12.82%
    2.1-4% 6 7.69%
    4.1-6% 7 8.97%
    6.1-8% 5 6.41%
    8.1-10% 6 7.69%
    10.1-12% 10 12.82%
    12.1-14% 4 5.13%
    14.1-16% 9 11.54%
    16.1-18% 2 2.56%
    18.1-20% 2 2.56%
    20+% 15 19.23%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Please indicate the percentage of total employee turnover that was VOLUNTARY during the last financial year? Example: Company ABC has a total turnover rate of 10%, of which 75% is voluntary and 25% is involuntary (includes terminations and layoffs). Response selection below would be 71-80%ResponsesPercentage
    None 3 3.90%
    1-10% 15 19.48%
    11-20% 4 5.19%
    21-30% 4 5.19%
    31-40% 1 1.30%
    41-50% 4 5.19%
    51-60% 4 5.19%
    61-70% 6 7.79%
    71-80% 15 19.48%
    81-90% 14 18.18%
    91-100% 7 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 77
  • What is the average time frame for replacing an employee?
    Less than 2 weeks2-4 weeks4-6 weeks6-8 weeks8-10 weeks10-12 weeks> 12 weeksUnable to fillNot ApplicableTotals
    Executive
    0 0.00%
    2 2.56%
    4 5.13%
    5 6.41%
    7 8.97%
    9 11.54%
    23 29.49%
    2 2.56%
    26 33.33%
    78
    Middle Management
    3 3.85%
    7 8.97%
    16 20.51%
    17 21.79%
    14 17.95%
    7 8.97%
    4 5.13%
    7 8.97%
    3 3.85%
    78
    Sales Staff
    0 0.00%
    6 7.69%
    12 15.38%
    12 15.38%
    8 10.26%
    9 11.54%
    7 8.97%
    3 3.85%
    21 26.92%
    78
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    3 3.85%
    19 24.36%
    20 25.64%
    12 15.38%
    13 16.67%
    5 6.41%
    3 3.85%
    2 2.56%
    1 1.28%
    78
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    13 16.67%
    40 51.28%
    8 10.26%
    5 6.41%
    2 2.56%
    1 1.28%
    4 5.13%
    1 1.28%
    4 5.13%
    78
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 45 57.69%
    No 33 42.31%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 32 47.76%
    Every 2 years 11 16.42%
    Every 3 years 7 10.45%
    More than every 3 years 17 25.37%
    Question Respondents: 67
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 43 34.40% 64.18%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 15 12.00% 22.39%
    Productivity 15 12.00% 22.39%
    Staff retention 22 17.60% 32.84%
    Management review 23 18.40% 34.33%
    Other (please specify) 7 5.60% 10.45%
    Question Respondents: 125100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 49 62.82%
    Decrease 3 3.85%
    Stay the same 26 33.33%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 39 44.83% 58.21%
    Natural growth 27 31.03% 40.30%
    Acquisition/Merger 13 14.94% 19.40%
    Other (please specify) 8 9.20% 11.94%
    Question Respondents: 87100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0-5 18 26.87%
    5-10 15 22.39%
    10-50 23 34.33%
    50-100 6 8.96%
    100+ 5 7.46%
    Question Respondents: 67
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 67 85.90%
    No 11 14.10%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 42 53.85%
    No 22 28.21%
    Unsure 14 17.95%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 18 23.08%
    Decreased 8 10.26%
    Stayed the same 52 66.67%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 33 29.46% 42.31%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 2 1.79% 2.56%
    HR 35 31.25% 44.87%
    Committee/advisory group/council 3 2.68% 3.85%
    President or CEO 10 8.93% 12.82%
    Senior Management 15 13.39% 19.23%
    Board of Directors 2 1.79% 2.56%
    COO or CFO 6 5.36% 7.69%
    No Response 6 5.36% 7.69%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 112100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 29 19.33% 37.18%
    Community involvement/outreach 10 6.67% 12.82%
    Business objectives/goals 10 6.67% 12.82%
    Retention 12 8.00% 15.38%
    Leadership development 20 13.33% 25.64%
    Culture awareness/events 13 8.67% 16.67%
    Company programs or policies 18 12.00% 23.08%
    No Response 37 24.67% 47.44%
    Other 1 0.67% 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 150100.00%
  • Which of the following does your organization focus on to maintain/improve culture? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Opportunity for employees to use skills and abilities 67 12.12% 85.90%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 37 6.69% 47.44%
    Providing job-specific training 51 9.22% 65.38%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 44 7.96% 56.41%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 51 9.22% 65.38%
    Relationships with coworkers 53 9.58% 67.95%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 23 4.16% 29.49%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 21 3.80% 26.92%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 11 1.99% 14.10%
    Strong leadership 45 8.14% 57.69%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 56 10.13% 71.79%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 52 9.40% 66.67%
    Transparency 42 7.59% 53.85%
    Question Respondents: 553100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 60 76.92%
    No 18 23.08%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 42 57.53%
    31-60 days 13 17.81%
    61-90 days 12 16.44%
    More than 90 days 6 8.22%
    Question Respondents: 73
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 37 12.42% 47.44%
    Online/ e-learning 32 10.74% 41.03%
    Computer based training 26 8.72% 33.33%
    Hands-on training 65 21.81% 83.33%
    Interactive training 24 8.05% 30.77%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 30 10.07% 38.46%
    Job Shadowing 41 13.76% 52.56%
    Cross Training 40 13.42% 51.28%
    Other (Please Specify) 3 1.01% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 298100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 0 0.00%
    % of total revenue 0 0.00%
    % of net profit 0 0.00%
    Based on number of employees 8 10.26%
    On as needed basis 66 84.62%
    We do not offer training to employees 0 0.00%
    Other 4 5.13%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What system(s) does your company have in place for staff development and training? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Financial assistance for external study/tuition reimbursement 51 16.56% 65.38%
    Study leave 4 1.30% 5.13%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 35 11.36% 44.87%
    Mandatory training 40 12.99% 51.28%
    Certificate courses 32 10.39% 41.03%
    Orientation/induction 51 16.56% 65.38%
    Scholarships 9 2.92% 11.54%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 18 5.84% 23.08%
    Formal/accredited training 10 3.25% 12.82%
    Cross training 54 17.53% 69.23%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.32% 1.28%
    None 3 0.97% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 308100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 19 17.76% 24.36%
    Succession Planning 42 39.25% 53.85%
    External Rotation 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 13 12.15% 16.67%
    Apprenticeship 10 9.35% 12.82%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.87% 2.56%
    None 21 19.63% 26.92%
    Question Respondents: 107100.00%
  • How do you motivate employees in order to keep them productive and challenged by their role? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Succession/Career Planning 35 14.83% 44.87%
    Bonus 57 24.15% 73.08%
    Remuneration 15 6.36% 19.23%
    Promotion 45 19.07% 57.69%
    Additional Benefits 22 9.32% 28.21%
    Training and Development 53 22.46% 67.95%
    Other: (please specify) 6 2.54% 7.69%
    None 3 1.27% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 236100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 30 38.46%
    No 48 61.54%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What approaches to flexible staffing have been most commonly used? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 6 3.92% 9.38%
    Work from home 25 16.34% 39.06%
    Compressed work week 6 3.92% 9.38%
    Flexibility in schedule 35 22.88% 54.69%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 18 11.76% 28.13%
    Temporaries/contractors (through employment agency) 15 9.80% 23.44%
    Employment of part-time staff 25 16.34% 39.06%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 15 9.80% 23.44%
    Other (please specify) 8 5.23% 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 153100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 17 21.79%
    Less than 3 months per year 27 34.62%
    3 to 9 months per year 21 26.92%
    More than 9 months per year 13 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 11 14.10%
    Decrease 7 8.97%
    Stay the same 60 76.92%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 35 44.87%
    No 43 55.13%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 8 12.12%
    1 to 3 months 19 28.79%
    3 to 6 months 16 24.24%
    6 to 12 months 5 7.58%
    1 to 2 years 1 1.52%
    3+ years 3 4.55%
    Other (please specify) 14 21.21%
    Question Respondents: 66
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 64 82.05%
    No 14 17.95%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 55 75.34%
    No 18 24.66%
    Question Respondents: 73
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    55 75.34%
    28 38.36%
    1 1.37%
    8 10.96%
    16 21.92%
    0 0.00%
    10 13.70%
    118
    Middle Management
    57 78.08%
    24 32.88%
    4 5.48%
    5 6.85%
    2 2.74%
    0 0.00%
    8 10.96%
    100
    Sales Staff
    46 63.01%
    21 28.77%
    28 38.36%
    3 4.11%
    2 2.74%
    0 0.00%
    14 19.18%
    114
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    52 71.23%
    23 31.51%
    2 2.74%
    2 2.74%
    1 1.37%
    1 1.37%
    9 12.33%
    90
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    43 58.90%
    23 31.51%
    2 2.74%
    2 2.74%
    1 1.37%
    3 4.11%
    12 16.44%
    86
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 62 32.63% 84.93%
    Individual Performance 54 28.42% 73.97%
    Team Performance 25 13.16% 34.25%
    Business Unit Performance 29 15.26% 39.73%
    Global Performance 5 2.63% 6.85%
    Company Values 13 6.84% 17.81%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.05% 2.74%
    Question Respondents: 190100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 59 64.84% 80.82%
    Biannually 3 3.30% 4.11%
    Quarterly 15 16.48% 20.55%
    Monthly 6 6.59% 8.22%
    Manager discretion 6 6.59% 8.22%
    Other (please specify) 2 2.20% 2.74%
    Question Respondents: 91100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 51 21.52% 65.38%
    Boost team/division performance 40 16.88% 51.28%
    Achieve business objectives 50 21.10% 64.10%
    Enhance individual performance 47 19.83% 60.26%
    Retaining top employees 46 19.41% 58.97%
    Other (please specify) 3 1.27% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 237100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 3 3.85%
    0.1-10% 11 14.10%
    11-20% 5 6.41%
    21-30% 1 1.28%
    31-40% 2 2.56%
    41-50% 3 3.85%
    51-60% 8 10.26%
    61-70% 5 6.41%
    71-80% 6 7.69%
    81-90% 5 6.41%
    91-100% 29 37.18%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • VehicleResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 30 30.61% 53.57%
    Middle Management 16 16.33% 28.57%
    Sales Staff 22 22.45% 39.29%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 12 12.24% 21.43%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 3 3.06% 5.36%
    Not Offered 15 15.31% 26.79%
    Question Respondents: 98100.00%
  • Vehicle ParkingResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 17 16.19% 30.36%
    Middle Management 15 14.29% 26.79%
    Sales Staff 12 11.43% 21.43%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 12 11.43% 21.43%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 11 10.48% 19.64%
    Not Offered 38 36.19% 67.86%
    Question Respondents: 105100.00%
  • BonusResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 49 21.59% 87.50%
    Middle Management 51 22.47% 91.07%
    Sales Staff 37 16.30% 66.07%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 47 20.70% 83.93%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 40 17.62% 71.43%
    Not Offered 3 1.32% 5.36%
    Question Respondents: 227100.00%
  • Share OptionsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 8 11.76% 14.29%
    Middle Management 6 8.82% 10.71%
    Sales Staff 2 2.94% 3.57%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 3 4.41% 5.36%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 1 1.47% 1.79%
    Not Offered 48 70.59% 85.71%
    Question Respondents: 68100.00%
  • Health InsuranceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 53 20.46% 94.64%
    Middle Management 53 20.46% 94.64%
    Sales Staff 46 17.76% 82.14%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 53 20.46% 94.64%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 52 20.08% 92.86%
    Not Offered 2 0.77% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 259100.00%
  • Mobile PhonesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 50 27.47% 89.29%
    Middle Management 49 26.92% 87.50%
    Sales Staff 40 21.98% 71.43%
    Salaried Staff 30 16.48% 53.57%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 10 5.49% 17.86%
    Not Offered 3 1.65% 5.36%
    Question Respondents: 182100.00%
  • Housing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 7 10.45% 12.50%
    Middle Management 4 5.97% 7.14%
    Sales Staff 3 4.48% 5.36%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 4 5.97% 7.14%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 2 2.99% 3.57%
    Not Offered 47 70.15% 83.93%
    Question Respondents: 67100.00%
  • Wellness ProgramsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 32 18.18% 57.14%
    Middle Management 32 18.18% 57.14%
    Sales Staff 26 14.77% 46.43%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 32 18.18% 57.14%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 30 17.05% 53.57%
    Not Offered 24 13.64% 42.86%
    Question Respondents: 176100.00%
  • Tuition ReimbursementsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 31 17.13% 55.36%
    Middle Management 36 19.89% 64.29%
    Sales Staff 28 15.47% 50.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 34 18.78% 60.71%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 34 18.78% 60.71%
    Not Offered 18 9.94% 32.14%
    Question Respondents: 181100.00%
  • 401K/Retirement SavingsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 52 20.23% 92.86%
    Middle Management 54 21.01% 96.43%
    Sales Staff 45 17.51% 80.36%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 52 20.23% 92.86%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 52 20.23% 92.86%
    Not Offered 2 0.78% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 257100.00%
  • Discounted ProductsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 14 12.39% 25.00%
    Middle Management 15 13.27% 26.79%
    Sales Staff 13 11.50% 23.21%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 15 13.27% 26.79%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 15 13.27% 26.79%
    Not Offered 41 36.28% 73.21%
    Question Respondents: 113100.00%
  • Gym SubsidyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 14 12.28% 25.00%
    Middle Management 15 13.16% 26.79%
    Sales Staff 14 12.28% 25.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 15 13.16% 26.79%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 15 13.16% 26.79%
    Not Offered 41 35.96% 73.21%
    Question Respondents: 114100.00%
  • Clothing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 14 12.28% 25.00%
    Middle Management 15 13.16% 26.79%
    Sales Staff 14 12.28% 25.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 16 14.04% 28.57%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 21 18.42% 37.50%
    Not Offered 34 29.82% 60.71%
    Question Respondents: 114100.00%
  • Flexible Working HoursResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 25 18.12% 44.64%
    Middle Management 26 18.84% 46.43%
    Sales Staff 20 14.49% 35.71%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 24 17.39% 42.86%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 15 10.87% 26.79%
    Not Offered 28 20.29% 50.00%
    Question Respondents: 138100.00%
  • RelocationResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 27 24.32% 48.21%
    Middle Management 24 21.62% 42.86%
    Sales Staff 14 12.61% 25.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 15 13.51% 26.79%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 4 3.60% 7.14%
    Not Offered 27 24.32% 48.21%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • Anniversary/Service RewardsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 34 18.18% 60.71%
    Middle Management 36 19.25% 64.29%
    Sales Staff 29 15.51% 51.79%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 35 18.72% 62.50%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 34 18.18% 60.71%
    Not Offered 19 10.16% 33.93%
    Question Respondents: 187100.00%
  • Other long term incentivesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 21 25.30% 37.50%
    Middle Management 13 15.66% 23.21%
    Sales Staff 3 3.61% 5.36%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 7 8.43% 12.50%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 5 6.02% 8.93%
    Not Offered 34 40.96% 60.71%
    Question Respondents: 83100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 12 5.56% 15.38%
    Better Benefits 60 27.78% 76.92%
    Flexible Hours 24 11.11% 30.77%
    Higher Compensation 35 16.20% 44.87%
    Work from Home Option 8 3.70% 10.26%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 21 9.72% 26.92%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 16 7.41% 20.51%
    Recognition Programs 25 11.57% 32.05%
    Other 6 2.78% 7.69%
    None of the above 9 4.17% 11.54%
    Question Respondents: 216100.00%
  • Which of the following do you consider to be the most effective means of reaching prospective applicants? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Corporate Website 53 13.05% 67.95%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 10 2.46% 12.82%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 45 11.08% 57.69%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 44 10.84% 56.41%
    College / University Recruiting 45 11.08% 57.69%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 16 3.94% 20.51%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 60 14.78% 76.92%
    Other Referrals and Networks 19 4.68% 24.36%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 21 5.17% 26.92%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 14 3.45% 17.95%
    Twitter 14 3.45% 17.95%
    Facebook 34 8.37% 43.59%
    LInkedIn 31 7.64% 39.74%
    Question Respondents: 406100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 65 83.33%
    Do not use 10 12.82%
    Plan to begin using 3 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 49 31.61% 67.12%
    Facebook 58 37.42% 79.45%
    Twitter 23 14.84% 31.51%
    Google + 2 1.29% 2.74%
    YouTube 7 4.52% 9.59%
    Blogs 2 1.29% 2.74%
    Instagram 8 5.16% 10.96%
    Vimeo 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Pinterest 2 1.29% 2.74%
    Other (Please Specify) 4 2.58% 5.48%
    Question Respondents: 155100.00%
  • What process(es) do you use to assess the suitability of staff during the recruitment/selection process? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Interview 78 26.26% 100.00%
    Reference checks 57 19.19% 73.08%
    Discussion with agency 14 4.71% 17.95%
    On-the-job tasks 11 3.70% 14.10%
    Rating against specific criteria 19 6.40% 24.36%
    Background checks 52 17.51% 66.67%
    Psychometric testing 15 5.05% 19.23%
    Drug and Alcohol testing 50 16.84% 64.10%
    Other 1 0.34% 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 297100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 54 26.73% 69.23%
    Turnover - Involuntary 27 13.37% 34.62%
    Retirements 33 16.34% 42.31%
    Recruitment Difficulties 29 14.36% 37.18%
    Changing Job Market 22 10.89% 28.21%
    Need for different skills/classifications 18 8.91% 23.08%
    Leadership Vacancies 14 6.93% 17.95%
    Other (please specify) 5 2.48% 6.41%
    Question Respondents: 202100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 46 30.26% 58.97%
    Applicants do not have required skills 51 33.55% 65.38%
    Applicants do not have required experience 37 24.34% 47.44%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 13 8.55% 16.67%
    Other (Please Specify) 5 3.29% 6.41%
    Question Respondents: 152100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 20 13.16% 25.64%
    Middle Management 31 20.39% 39.74%
    Sales Staff 26 17.11% 33.33%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 31 20.39% 39.74%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 44 28.95% 56.41%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 152100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 34 22.52% 43.59%
    Marketing 10 6.62% 12.82%
    Technical 32 21.19% 41.03%
    General Management 16 10.60% 20.51%
    Finance and Accounting 15 9.93% 19.23%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 41 27.15% 52.56%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 1 0.66% 1.28%
    Other: (please specify) 2 1.32% 2.56%
    Question Respondents: 151100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 38 48.72%
    No 40 51.28%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 69 43.95% 88.46%
    Associate\'s Degree 66 42.04% 84.62%
    Bachelor's Degree 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Master's Degree 0 0.00% 0.00%
    PhD / Doctorate 10 6.37% 12.82%
    Certification 9 5.73% 11.54%
    Other (Please Specify) 3 1.91% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 157100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 21 15.56% 32.81%
    Competition for talent 35 25.93% 54.69%
    Career progression/succession planning 19 14.07% 29.69%
    Lack of quality applicants 23 17.04% 35.94%
    Turnover 18 13.33% 28.13%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.48% 3.13%
    No response 17 12.59% 26.56%
    Question Respondents: 135100.00%
  • Which of the following functional areas do you expect to hire new graduates for in the next twelve months (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Finance 17 11.56% 26.56%
    IT 16 10.88% 25.00%
    Sales 26 17.69% 40.63%
    Marketing 14 9.52% 21.88%
    Production 25 17.01% 39.06%
    Logistics 11 7.48% 17.19%
    Warehouse 7 4.76% 10.94%
    Research 17 11.56% 26.56%
    No Response 14 9.52% 21.88%
    Question Respondents: 147100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 49 23.90% 62.82%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 22 10.73% 28.21%
    Rotational Program 7 3.41% 8.97%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 4 1.95% 5.13%
    College / University Recruiting 50 24.39% 64.10%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 16 7.80% 20.51%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 15 7.32% 19.23%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 10 4.88% 12.82%
    Scholarships and Grants 18 8.78% 23.08%
    No Response 14 6.83% 17.95%
    Question Respondents: 205100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.13%
    1-5% 37 47.44%
    6-10% 26 33.33%
    11-15% 6 7.69%
    16-20% 3 3.85%
    More than 20% 1 1.28%
    No response 1 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • Has your company implemented an Employer Branding Strategy?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 28 35.90%
    Plan to implement soon 15 19.23%
    No 35 44.87%
    Question Respondents: 78
  • What human resource related matters are you most concerned about during the upcoming year? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Workplace diversity and inclusion 13 4.59% 16.67%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 28 9.89% 35.90%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 22 7.77% 28.21%
    Immigration 16 5.65% 20.51%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 35 12.37% 44.87%
    Competing for talent/ recruiting difficulties 54 19.08% 69.23%
    Ethics and compliance issues 5 1.77% 6.41%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 21 7.42% 26.92%
    Employee training and development 44 15.55% 56.41%
    Decreased Budget 11 3.89% 14.10%
    Lack of support from leadership 13 4.59% 16.67%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 20 7.07% 25.64%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 0.35% 1.28%
    Question Respondents: 283100.00%