CareersInFood.com’s HRA Pt 1-2015 The CareersInFood.com’s Human Resource Assessment is an annual questionnaire that documents the human resource trends and practices of food and beverage companies. The compiled report provides the most current metrics pertinent to the industry. All responses to this survey are completely confidential so please be open and honest in your responses. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete; responses are only recorded once you click ‘Submit’. If you have questions or for further assistance please call the CareersInFood Team at 1-877-329-1693, ask for Andi. Contact Information Company Name * Contact Name * Title * State/Province * Email * Phone * Participant Info Which of the following best describes your current role within the organization: * Executive Management Human Resources Salaried Staff Hourly Staff Part-time/Temporary Please confirm your total number of employees: * 0-5 5-10 11-30 31-100 101-400 401-1000 1001-5000 5000+ Please confirm which of the following best describes your company’s industry type within food and/or beverage processing: * Academia Agriculture Beverages - Alcoholic Beverages - Non-Alcoholic Biotechnology Broker Commodities Confections Cosmetics Dairy Dry Food Blends Edible Oils Ethanol Fish/Seafood Flavors/Fragrances Food Equipment Frozen/Refrigerated Foods Fruits & Vegetables Gourmet Foods Grocery Halal Foods Hispanic Specialty Foods Household Products Ingredients Jams/Jellies Meals Meat – Red Meat – White Milling Nutritionals/Nutraceuticals Organic Packaging Pasta Pet Foods/Animal Feeds Pharm/Healthcare Poultry Sauces/Condiments Savory Snack Foods Soups Other (Please Specify) Other - Industry type Please indicate your organization type: * Non Profit/Not For Profit Private Sector – privately held Private Sector – publically traded Public Sector/Government Cooperative Other (Please specify): Other - Organization type Please indicate your organization revenue range: * Less than $30 Million $30 Million to $100 Million $100 Million to $500 Million $500 Million to $1 Billion More than $1 Billion Which of the following do you consider to be the most effective means of reaching prospective applicants? (Please select ALL that apply) * Corporate Website Social Media Sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: CareersInFood.com) General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) College / University Recruting Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services Employee Referrals and Networks Other Referrals and Networks Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) None of the above Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts? * * Use Do not use Plan to begin using What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply) * LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Blogs Instagram Vimeo Pinterest Other (Please Specify) Other - Social networks or social media tools What process(es) do you use to assess the suitability of staff during the recruitment/selection process? (Please select ALL that apply) * Interview Reference checks Discussion with agency On-the-job tasks Rating against specific criteria Background checks Psychometric testing Drug and Alcohol testing None of the above Other (Please Specify) Other - Process(es) to assess suitability of staff during th recruitment/selection process What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply) * Turnover - Voluntary Turnover - Involuntary Retirements Recruitment Difficulties Changing Job Market Need for different skills/classifications Leadership Vacancies None of the above Other (please specify) Other - Significant factors influencing workforce planning needs What roles do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply) * Accounting/Finance Administrative EH&S Engineering Human Resources IT Labor/Hourly Maintenance Manufacturing Supervisor/Managers Marketing Supply Chain/Logistics Purchasing QA/QC R&D Sales None of the above Other: (please specify) Other - Roles difficult to recruit for What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply) * Higher Compensation Better Benefits Flexible Hours Work from Home Option Formal Internship / Rotation Program Recruit Passive Candidates Recognition Programs None of the above Other (please specify) Other - Roles difficult to recruit for Has your company implemented an Employer Branding Strategy? * Yes Plan to Implement soon No If you are human, leave this field blank.