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 16 19.05%
    Crop Production 8 9.52%
    Commodities and Trading 5 5.95%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 5 5.95%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 5 5.95%
    Animal Health 1 1.19%
    Feed Nutrition 4 4.76%
    Animal Production - Beef 1 1.19%
    Animal Production - Dairy 1 1.19%
    Animal Production - Swine 10 11.90%
    Animal Production - Poultry 1 1.19%
    Animal Production - Other 3 3.57%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 2 2.38%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 6 7.14%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 9 10.71%
    Precision Ag 0 0.00%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 1 1.19%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 1 1.19%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 1 1.19%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 1 1.19%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 3 3.57%
    Government Policy and Legal 0 0.00%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 24 28.57%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 26 30.95%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 13 15.48%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 8 9.52%
    More than $1 Billion 13 15.48%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 5 5.95%
    Private Sector – privately held 57 67.86%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 5 5.95%
    Public Sector/Government 1 1.19%
    Cooperative 14 16.67%
    Other (Please specify): 2 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 2 2.38%
    11-30 7 8.33%
    31-100 21 25.00%
    101-400 29 34.52%
    401-1000 11 13.10%
    1001-5000 12 14.29%
    5000+ 2 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 5 5.95%
    1 to 50 20 23.81%
    1 to 100 24 28.57%
    1 to 150 13 15.48%
    1 to 200 10 11.90%
    1 to 250 4 4.76%
    Greater than 1 to 250 8 9.52%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 64 76.19%
    Twice a year 4 4.76%
    Rolling (continuous) 11 13.10%
    Every other year 4 4.76%
    More than two years 0 0.00%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 33 9.85% 39.29%
    February 29 8.66% 34.52%
    March 28 8.36% 33.33%
    April 23 6.87% 27.38%
    May 21 6.27% 25.00%
    June 27 8.06% 32.14%
    July 30 8.96% 35.71%
    August 24 7.16% 28.57%
    September 26 7.76% 30.95%
    October 26 7.76% 30.95%
    November 29 8.66% 34.52%
    December 39 11.64% 46.43%
    Question Respondents: 335100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 44 13.02% 52.38%
    February 27 7.99% 32.14%
    March 30 8.88% 35.71%
    April 30 8.88% 35.71%
    May 25 7.40% 29.76%
    June 24 7.10% 28.57%
    July 31 9.17% 36.90%
    August 26 7.69% 30.95%
    September 26 7.69% 30.95%
    October 23 6.80% 27.38%
    November 23 6.80% 27.38%
    December 29 8.58% 34.52%
    Question Respondents: 338100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 79 94.05%
    No 5 5.95%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 4 4.76%
    0.6 – 1.0% 2 2.38%
    1.1 – 1.5% 2 2.38%
    1.6 – 2.0% 6 7.14%
    2.1 – 2.5% 13 15.48%
    2.6 – 3.0% 22 26.19%
    3.1 – 3.5% 17 20.24%
    3.6 – 4.0% 8 9.52%
    4.1 – 4.5% 4 4.76%
    4.6 – 5.0% 4 4.76%
    More than 5% 2 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 23 27.38%
    0.1-1% 2 2.38%
    1.1-2% 7 8.33%
    2.1-3% 22 26.19%
    3.1-4% 12 14.29%
    4.1-5% 10 11.90%
    5.1-10% 6 7.14%
    More than 10% 2 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 5 5.95%
    0.1-1% 6 7.14%
    1.1-2% 20 23.81%
    2.1-3% 29 34.52%
    3.1-4% 10 11.90%
    4.1-5% 6 7.14%
    5.1-10% 2 2.38%
    More than 10% 6 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 23 27.38%
    0.1-1% 2 2.38%
    1.1-2% 7 8.33%
    2.1-3% 28 33.33%
    3.1-4% 12 14.29%
    4.1-5% 6 7.14%
    5.1-10% 3 3.57%
    More than 10% 3 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 4.76%
    0.1-1% 8 9.52%
    1.1-2% 25 29.76%
    2.1-3% 25 29.76%
    3.1-4% 12 14.29%
    4.1-5% 3 3.57%
    5.1-10% 2 2.38%
    More than 10% 5 5.95%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 4.76%
    0.1-1% 7 8.33%
    1.1-2% 24 28.57%
    2.1-3% 28 33.33%
    3.1-4% 11 13.10%
    4.1-5% 6 7.14%
    5.1-10% 2 2.38%
    More than 10% 2 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 49 58.33%
    Yes, some staff 32 38.10%
    No 3 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 4.76%
    0.1% - 0.5% 3 3.57%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 3 3.57%
    1.6% - 2.0% 3 3.57%
    2.1 - 2.5% 14 16.67%
    2.6 – 3.0% 26 30.95%
    3.1 – 3.5% 20 23.81%
    3.6 – 4.0% 3 3.57%
    4.1 – 4.5% 3 3.57%
    4.6 – 5.0% 2 2.38%
    More than 5% 3 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • 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 2.38%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 60 71.43%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 21 25.00%
    Salary freeze in place except for high performers 1 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 65 79.27%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 16 19.51%
    Other: (Please specify) 1 1.22%
    Question Respondents: 82
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 37 26.81% 45.12%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 76 55.07% 92.68%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 21 15.22% 25.61%
    Other 4 2.90% 4.88%
    Question Respondents: 138100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 24 28.57%
    in past 12 months 21 25.00%
    two years ago 13 15.48%
    more than two years ago 11 13.10%
    never have 7 8.33%
    N/A or unsure 8 9.52%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 38 18.54% 45.24%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 43 20.98% 51.19%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 41 20.00% 48.81%
    We use free salary data 50 24.39% 59.52%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 23 11.22% 27.38%
    No set resource 10 4.88% 11.90%
    Question Respondents: 205100.00%
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 2 2.38%
    0.1-2% 10 11.90%
    2.1-4% 7 8.33%
    4.1-6% 8 9.52%
    6.1-8% 5 5.95%
    8.1-10% 6 7.14%
    10.1-12% 11 13.10%
    12.1-14% 4 4.76%
    14.1-16% 10 11.90%
    16.1-18% 3 3.57%
    18.1-20% 3 3.57%
    20+% 15 17.86%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • 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 3.61%
    1-10% 17 20.48%
    11-20% 5 6.02%
    21-30% 4 4.82%
    31-40% 1 1.20%
    41-50% 4 4.82%
    51-60% 4 4.82%
    61-70% 6 7.23%
    71-80% 16 19.28%
    81-90% 16 19.28%
    91-100% 7 8.43%
    Question Respondents: 83
  • 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 2.38%
    4 4.76%
    6 7.14%
    8 9.52%
    10 11.90%
    24 28.57%
    3 3.57%
    27 32.14%
    84
    Middle Management
    3 3.57%
    8 9.52%
    19 22.62%
    17 20.24%
    16 19.05%
    7 8.33%
    4 4.76%
    7 8.33%
    3 3.57%
    84
    Sales Staff
    0 0.00%
    6 7.14%
    13 15.48%
    15 17.86%
    9 10.71%
    9 10.71%
    7 8.33%
    3 3.57%
    22 26.19%
    84
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    3 3.57%
    21 25.00%
    23 27.38%
    13 15.48%
    13 15.48%
    5 5.95%
    3 3.57%
    2 2.38%
    1 1.19%
    84
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    16 19.05%
    41 48.81%
    8 9.52%
    6 7.14%
    2 2.38%
    1 1.19%
    4 4.76%
    2 2.38%
    4 4.76%
    84
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 51 60.71%
    No 33 39.29%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 35 47.95%
    Every 2 years 14 19.18%
    Every 3 years 7 9.59%
    More than every 3 years 17 23.29%
    Question Respondents: 73
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 46 33.33% 63.01%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 19 13.77% 26.03%
    Productivity 16 11.59% 21.92%
    Staff retention 25 18.12% 34.25%
    Management review 25 18.12% 34.25%
    Other (please specify) 7 5.07% 9.59%
    Question Respondents: 138100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 54 64.29%
    Decrease 3 3.57%
    Stay the same 27 32.14%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 44 45.36% 60.27%
    Natural growth 30 30.93% 41.10%
    Acquisition/Merger 15 15.46% 20.55%
    Other (please specify) 8 8.25% 10.96%
    Question Respondents: 97100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0-5 18 24.66%
    5-10 18 24.66%
    10-50 24 32.88%
    50-100 8 10.96%
    100+ 5 6.85%
    Question Respondents: 73
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 72 85.71%
    No 12 14.29%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 48 57.14%
    No 22 26.19%
    Unsure 14 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 21 25.00%
    Decreased 9 10.71%
    Stayed the same 54 64.29%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 36 28.35% 42.86%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 4 3.15% 4.76%
    HR 38 29.92% 45.24%
    Committee/advisory group/council 3 2.36% 3.57%
    President or CEO 11 8.66% 13.10%
    Senior Management 17 13.39% 20.24%
    Board of Directors 3 2.36% 3.57%
    COO or CFO 7 5.51% 8.33%
    No Response 7 5.51% 8.33%
    Other 1 0.79% 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 127100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 32 18.39% 38.10%
    Community involvement/outreach 13 7.47% 15.48%
    Business objectives/goals 13 7.47% 15.48%
    Retention 15 8.62% 17.86%
    Leadership development 23 13.22% 27.38%
    Culture awareness/events 16 9.20% 19.05%
    Company programs or policies 21 12.07% 25.00%
    No Response 40 22.99% 47.62%
    Other 1 0.57% 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 174100.00%
  • 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 73 12.09% 86.90%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 40 6.62% 47.62%
    Providing job-specific training 56 9.27% 66.67%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 47 7.78% 55.95%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 57 9.44% 67.86%
    Relationships with coworkers 58 9.60% 69.05%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 26 4.30% 30.95%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 24 3.97% 28.57%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 11 1.82% 13.10%
    Strong leadership 49 8.11% 58.33%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 61 10.10% 72.62%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 57 9.44% 67.86%
    Transparency 45 7.45% 53.57%
    Question Respondents: 604100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 64 76.19%
    No 20 23.81%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 45 56.96%
    31-60 days 13 16.46%
    61-90 days 14 17.72%
    More than 90 days 7 8.86%
    Question Respondents: 79
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 40 12.50% 47.62%
    Online/ e-learning 33 10.31% 39.29%
    Computer based training 28 8.75% 33.33%
    Hands-on training 71 22.19% 84.52%
    Interactive training 25 7.81% 29.76%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 31 9.69% 36.90%
    Job Shadowing 46 14.38% 54.76%
    Cross Training 43 13.44% 51.19%
    Other (Please Specify) 3 0.94% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 320100.00%
  • 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 9 10.71%
    On as needed basis 69 82.14%
    We do not offer training to employees 0 0.00%
    Other 6 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • 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 53 15.82% 63.10%
    Study leave 5 1.49% 5.95%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 38 11.34% 45.24%
    Mandatory training 43 12.84% 51.19%
    Certificate courses 37 11.04% 44.05%
    Orientation/induction 54 16.12% 64.29%
    Scholarships 10 2.99% 11.90%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 19 5.67% 22.62%
    Formal/accredited training 12 3.58% 14.29%
    Cross training 58 17.31% 69.05%
    Other (please specify) 2 0.60% 2.38%
    None 4 1.19% 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 335100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 21 17.80% 25.00%
    Succession Planning 45 38.14% 53.57%
    External Rotation 1 0.85% 1.19%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 14 11.86% 16.67%
    Apprenticeship 11 9.32% 13.10%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.69% 2.38%
    None 24 20.34% 28.57%
    Question Respondents: 118100.00%
  • 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 38 14.67% 45.24%
    Bonus 63 24.32% 75.00%
    Remuneration 16 6.18% 19.05%
    Promotion 51 19.69% 60.71%
    Additional Benefits 24 9.27% 28.57%
    Training and Development 57 22.01% 67.86%
    Other: (please specify) 7 2.70% 8.33%
    None 3 1.16% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 259100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 33 39.29%
    No 51 60.71%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What approaches to flexible staffing have been most commonly used? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 6 3.57% 8.57%
    Work from home 28 16.67% 40.00%
    Compressed work week 8 4.76% 11.43%
    Flexibility in schedule 37 22.02% 52.86%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 19 11.31% 27.14%
    Temporaries/contractors (through employment agency) 16 9.52% 22.86%
    Employment of part-time staff 28 16.67% 40.00%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 17 10.12% 24.29%
    Other (please specify) 9 5.36% 12.86%
    Question Respondents: 168100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 19 22.62%
    Less than 3 months per year 27 32.14%
    3 to 9 months per year 24 28.57%
    More than 9 months per year 14 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 11 13.10%
    Decrease 9 10.71%
    Stay the same 64 76.19%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 39 46.43%
    No 45 53.57%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 9 12.50%
    1 to 3 months 21 29.17%
    3 to 6 months 17 23.61%
    6 to 12 months 6 8.33%
    1 to 2 years 1 1.39%
    3+ years 3 4.17%
    Other (please specify) 15 20.83%
    Question Respondents: 72
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 70 83.33%
    No 14 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 60 75.95%
    No 19 24.05%
    Question Respondents: 79
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    61 77.22%
    31 39.24%
    1 1.27%
    10 12.66%
    18 22.78%
    1 1.27%
    10 12.66%
    132
    Middle Management
    62 78.48%
    27 34.18%
    4 5.06%
    6 7.59%
    4 5.06%
    0 0.00%
    8 10.13%
    111
    Sales Staff
    52 65.82%
    23 29.11%
    29 36.71%
    4 5.06%
    3 3.80%
    0 0.00%
    14 17.72%
    125
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    57 72.15%
    26 32.91%
    2 2.53%
    3 3.80%
    2 2.53%
    1 1.27%
    9 11.39%
    100
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    48 60.76%
    25 31.65%
    2 2.53%
    2 2.53%
    1 1.27%
    3 3.80%
    13 16.46%
    94
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 67 31.90% 84.81%
    Individual Performance 59 28.10% 74.68%
    Team Performance 31 14.76% 39.24%
    Business Unit Performance 31 14.76% 39.24%
    Global Performance 5 2.38% 6.33%
    Company Values 15 7.14% 18.99%
    Other (please specify) 2 0.95% 2.53%
    Question Respondents: 210100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 64 65.31% 81.01%
    Biannually 3 3.06% 3.80%
    Quarterly 16 16.33% 20.25%
    Monthly 6 6.12% 7.59%
    Manager discretion 7 7.14% 8.86%
    Other (please specify) 2 2.04% 2.53%
    Question Respondents: 98100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 57 22.01% 67.86%
    Boost team/division performance 43 16.60% 51.19%
    Achieve business objectives 55 21.24% 65.48%
    Enhance individual performance 51 19.69% 60.71%
    Retaining top employees 50 19.31% 59.52%
    Other (please specify) 3 1.16% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 259100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 3 3.57%
    0.1-10% 12 14.29%
    11-20% 6 7.14%
    21-30% 1 1.19%
    31-40% 3 3.57%
    41-50% 3 3.57%
    51-60% 8 9.52%
    61-70% 5 5.95%
    71-80% 6 7.14%
    81-90% 5 5.95%
    91-100% 32 38.10%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • VehicleResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 35 31.82% 56.45%
    Middle Management 18 16.36% 29.03%
    Sales Staff 26 23.64% 41.94%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 13 11.82% 20.97%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 3 2.73% 4.84%
    Not Offered 15 13.64% 24.19%
    Question Respondents: 110100.00%
  • Vehicle ParkingResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 17 15.32% 27.42%
    Middle Management 15 13.51% 24.19%
    Sales Staff 12 10.81% 19.35%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 12 10.81% 19.35%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 11 9.91% 17.74%
    Not Offered 44 39.64% 70.97%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • BonusResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 55 21.83% 88.71%
    Middle Management 56 22.22% 90.32%
    Sales Staff 42 16.67% 67.74%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 52 20.63% 83.87%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 43 17.06% 69.35%
    Not Offered 4 1.59% 6.45%
    Question Respondents: 252100.00%
  • Share OptionsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 11 13.92% 17.74%
    Middle Management 8 10.13% 12.90%
    Sales Staff 3 3.80% 4.84%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 4 5.06% 6.45%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 2 2.53% 3.23%
    Not Offered 51 64.56% 82.26%
    Question Respondents: 79100.00%
  • Health InsuranceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 59 20.34% 95.16%
    Middle Management 59 20.34% 95.16%
    Sales Staff 52 17.93% 83.87%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 59 20.34% 95.16%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 58 20.00% 93.55%
    Not Offered 3 1.03% 4.84%
    Question Respondents: 290100.00%
  • Mobile PhonesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 56 27.32% 90.32%
    Middle Management 55 26.83% 88.71%
    Sales Staff 45 21.95% 72.58%
    Salaried Staff 35 17.07% 56.45%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 11 5.37% 17.74%
    Not Offered 3 1.46% 4.84%
    Question Respondents: 205100.00%
  • Housing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 9 12.00% 14.52%
    Middle Management 5 6.67% 8.06%
    Sales Staff 3 4.00% 4.84%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 5 6.67% 8.06%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 2 2.67% 3.23%
    Not Offered 51 68.00% 82.26%
    Question Respondents: 75100.00%
  • Wellness ProgramsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 35 18.04% 56.45%
    Middle Management 35 18.04% 56.45%
    Sales Staff 29 14.95% 46.77%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 35 18.04% 56.45%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 33 17.01% 53.23%
    Not Offered 27 13.92% 43.55%
    Question Respondents: 194100.00%
  • Tuition ReimbursementsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 35 17.24% 56.45%
    Middle Management 40 19.70% 64.52%
    Sales Staff 32 15.76% 51.61%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 38 18.72% 61.29%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 38 18.72% 61.29%
    Not Offered 20 9.85% 32.26%
    Question Respondents: 203100.00%
  • 401K/Retirement SavingsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 58 20.21% 93.55%
    Middle Management 60 20.91% 96.77%
    Sales Staff 51 17.77% 82.26%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 58 20.21% 93.55%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 58 20.21% 93.55%
    Not Offered 2 0.70% 3.23%
    Question Respondents: 287100.00%
  • Discounted ProductsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 15 12.30% 24.19%
    Middle Management 16 13.11% 25.81%
    Sales Staff 14 11.48% 22.58%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 16 13.11% 25.81%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 15 12.30% 24.19%
    Not Offered 46 37.70% 74.19%
    Question Respondents: 122100.00%
  • Gym SubsidyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 16 12.50% 25.81%
    Middle Management 17 13.28% 27.42%
    Sales Staff 16 12.50% 25.81%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 17 13.28% 27.42%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 17 13.28% 27.42%
    Not Offered 45 35.16% 72.58%
    Question Respondents: 128100.00%
  • Clothing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 16 12.50% 25.81%
    Middle Management 17 13.28% 27.42%
    Sales Staff 16 12.50% 25.81%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 18 14.06% 29.03%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 25 19.53% 40.32%
    Not Offered 36 28.13% 58.06%
    Question Respondents: 128100.00%
  • Flexible Working HoursResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 27 18.00% 43.55%
    Middle Management 28 18.67% 45.16%
    Sales Staff 22 14.67% 35.48%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 27 18.00% 43.55%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 15 10.00% 24.19%
    Not Offered 31 20.67% 50.00%
    Question Respondents: 150100.00%
  • RelocationResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 32 24.62% 51.61%
    Middle Management 29 22.31% 46.77%
    Sales Staff 17 13.08% 27.42%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 19 14.62% 30.65%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 5 3.85% 8.06%
    Not Offered 28 21.54% 45.16%
    Question Respondents: 130100.00%
  • Anniversary/Service RewardsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 37 18.05% 59.68%
    Middle Management 39 19.02% 62.90%
    Sales Staff 32 15.61% 51.61%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 38 18.54% 61.29%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 38 18.54% 61.29%
    Not Offered 21 10.24% 33.87%
    Question Respondents: 205100.00%
  • Other long term incentivesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 26 25.00% 41.94%
    Middle Management 18 17.31% 29.03%
    Sales Staff 7 6.73% 11.29%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 10 9.62% 16.13%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 8 7.69% 12.90%
    Not Offered 35 33.65% 56.45%
    Question Respondents: 104100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 13 5.63% 15.48%
    Better Benefits 64 27.71% 76.19%
    Flexible Hours 25 10.82% 29.76%
    Higher Compensation 37 16.02% 44.05%
    Work from Home Option 9 3.90% 10.71%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 24 10.39% 28.57%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 17 7.36% 20.24%
    Recognition Programs 26 11.26% 30.95%
    Other 6 2.60% 7.14%
    None of the above 10 4.33% 11.90%
    Question Respondents: 231100.00%
  • 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 57 12.90% 67.86%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 11 2.49% 13.10%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 48 10.86% 57.14%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 46 10.41% 54.76%
    College / University Recruiting 49 11.09% 58.33%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 18 4.07% 21.43%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 66 14.93% 78.57%
    Other Referrals and Networks 21 4.75% 25.00%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 21 4.75% 25.00%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 16 3.62% 19.05%
    Twitter 15 3.39% 17.86%
    Facebook 38 8.60% 45.24%
    LInkedIn 36 8.14% 42.86%
    Question Respondents: 442100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 70 83.33%
    Do not use 11 13.10%
    Plan to begin using 3 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 55 31.43% 69.62%
    Facebook 63 36.00% 79.75%
    Twitter 26 14.86% 32.91%
    Google + 2 1.14% 2.53%
    YouTube 10 5.71% 12.66%
    Blogs 3 1.71% 3.80%
    Instagram 9 5.14% 11.39%
    Vimeo 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Pinterest 3 1.71% 3.80%
    Other (Please Specify) 4 2.29% 5.06%
    Question Respondents: 175100.00%
  • 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 84 25.85% 100.00%
    Reference checks 63 19.38% 75.00%
    Discussion with agency 16 4.92% 19.05%
    On-the-job tasks 12 3.69% 14.29%
    Rating against specific criteria 22 6.77% 26.19%
    Background checks 56 17.23% 66.67%
    Psychometric testing 15 4.62% 17.86%
    Drug and Alcohol testing 56 17.23% 66.67%
    Other 1 0.31% 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 325100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 60 26.91% 71.43%
    Turnover - Involuntary 29 13.00% 34.52%
    Retirements 36 16.14% 42.86%
    Recruitment Difficulties 32 14.35% 38.10%
    Changing Job Market 23 10.31% 27.38%
    Need for different skills/classifications 21 9.42% 25.00%
    Leadership Vacancies 16 7.17% 19.05%
    Other (please specify) 6 2.69% 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 223100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 51 30.91% 60.71%
    Applicants do not have required skills 53 32.12% 63.10%
    Applicants do not have required experience 41 24.85% 48.81%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 14 8.48% 16.67%
    Other (Please Specify) 6 3.64% 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 165100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 22 13.33% 26.19%
    Middle Management 34 20.61% 40.48%
    Sales Staff 28 16.97% 33.33%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 33 20.00% 39.29%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 47 28.48% 55.95%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 1 0.61% 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 165100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 36 22.22% 42.86%
    Marketing 11 6.79% 13.10%
    Technical 35 21.60% 41.67%
    General Management 17 10.49% 20.24%
    Finance and Accounting 16 9.88% 19.05%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 43 26.54% 51.19%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 2 1.23% 2.38%
    Other: (please specify) 2 1.23% 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 162100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 43 51.19%
    No 41 48.81%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 75 42.61% 89.29%
    Associate\'s Degree 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Bachelor's Degree 56 31.82% 66.67%
    Master's Degree 20 11.36% 23.81%
    PhD / Doctorate 12 6.82% 14.29%
    Certification 10 5.68% 11.90%
    Other (Please Specify) 3 1.70% 3.57%
    Question Respondents: 176100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 21 14.29% 30.00%
    Competition for talent 38 25.85% 54.29%
    Career progression/succession planning 22 14.97% 31.43%
    Lack of quality applicants 26 17.69% 37.14%
    Turnover 19 12.93% 27.14%
    Other (please specify) 3 2.04% 4.29%
    No response 18 12.24% 25.71%
    Question Respondents: 147100.00%
  • 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 19 12.10% 27.14%
    IT 16 10.19% 22.86%
    Sales 27 17.20% 38.57%
    Marketing 14 8.92% 20.00%
    Production 29 18.47% 41.43%
    Logistics 11 7.01% 15.71%
    Warehouse 7 4.46% 10.00%
    Research 18 11.46% 25.71%
    No Response 16 10.19% 22.86%
    Question Respondents: 157100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 54 23.58% 64.29%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 25 10.92% 29.76%
    Rotational Program 8 3.49% 9.52%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 4 1.75% 4.76%
    College / University Recruiting 54 23.58% 64.29%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 19 8.30% 22.62%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 18 7.86% 21.43%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 11 4.80% 13.10%
    Scholarships and Grants 21 9.17% 25.00%
    No Response 15 6.55% 17.86%
    Question Respondents: 229100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 4.76%
    1-5% 39 46.43%
    6-10% 29 34.52%
    11-15% 7 8.33%
    16-20% 3 3.57%
    More than 20% 1 1.19%
    No response 1 1.19%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • Has your company implemented an Employer Branding Strategy?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 31 36.90%
    Plan to implement soon 16 19.05%
    No 37 44.05%
    Question Respondents: 84
  • 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 15 4.84% 17.86%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 28 9.03% 33.33%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 22 7.10% 26.19%
    Immigration 20 6.45% 23.81%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 40 12.90% 47.62%
    Competing for talent/ recruiting difficulties 60 19.35% 71.43%
    Ethics and compliance issues 5 1.61% 5.95%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 24 7.74% 28.57%
    Employee training and development 48 15.48% 57.14%
    Decreased Budget 12 3.87% 14.29%
    Lack of support from leadership 13 4.19% 15.48%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 21 6.77% 25.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 0.65% 2.38%
    Question Respondents: 310100.00%