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2019 Agribusiness HR Review (U.S.)

  • Please confirm which of the following best describes your company’s industry type within agriculture:ResponsesPercentage
    Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services 10 15.87%
    Crop Production 6 9.52%
    Commodities and Trading 2 3.17%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 0 0.00%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 4 6.35%
    Animal Health 0 0.00%
    Feed Nutrition 1 1.59%
    Animal Production - Beef 2 3.17%
    Animal Production - Dairy 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Swine 6 9.52%
    Animal Production - Poultry 2 3.17%
    Animal Production - Other 0 0.00%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 0 0.00%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 0 0.00%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 7 11.11%
    Precision Ag 1 1.59%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 2 3.17%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 2 3.17%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 0 0.00%
    Education and Extension 1 1.59%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 1 1.59%
    Government Policy and Legal 1 1.59%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 21 33.33%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 20 31.75%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 11 17.46%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 5 7.94%
    More than $1 Billion 6 9.52%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 4 6.35%
    Private Sector – privately held 42 66.67%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 7 11.11%
    Public Sector/Government 0 0.00%
    Cooperative 10 15.87%
    Other (Please specify): 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 0 0.00%
    11-30 3 4.76%
    31-100 20 31.75%
    101-400 23 36.51%
    401-1000 4 6.35%
    1001-5000 8 12.70%
    5000+ 5 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 4 6.35%
    1 to 50 21 33.33%
    1 to 100 23 36.51%
    1 to 150 4 6.35%
    1 to 200 6 9.52%
    1 to 250 2 3.17%
    Greater than 1 to 250 3 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 47 74.60%
    Twice a year 5 7.94%
    Rolling (continuous) 6 9.52%
    Every other year 2 3.17%
    More than two years 2 3.17%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 1.59%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 16 10.39% 25.81%
    February 11 7.14% 17.74%
    March 13 8.44% 20.97%
    April 13 8.44% 20.97%
    May 8 5.19% 12.90%
    June 10 6.49% 16.13%
    July 14 9.09% 22.58%
    August 10 6.49% 16.13%
    September 9 5.84% 14.52%
    October 16 10.39% 25.81%
    November 15 9.74% 24.19%
    December 19 12.34% 30.65%
    Question Respondents: 154100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 30 18.99% 48.39%
    February 11 6.96% 17.74%
    March 14 8.86% 22.58%
    April 16 10.13% 25.81%
    May 10 6.33% 16.13%
    June 9 5.70% 14.52%
    July 15 9.49% 24.19%
    August 9 5.70% 14.52%
    September 13 8.23% 20.97%
    October 12 7.59% 19.35%
    November 10 6.33% 16.13%
    December 9 5.70% 14.52%
    Question Respondents: 158100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 58 92.06%
    No 5 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 3 5.17%
    0.6 – 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1 – 1.5% 0 0.00%
    1.6 – 2.0% 2 3.45%
    2.1 – 2.5% 5 8.62%
    2.6 – 3.0% 26 44.83%
    3.1 – 3.5% 14 24.14%
    3.6 – 4.0% 4 6.90%
    4.1 – 4.5% 3 5.17%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 1 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 11 18.97%
    0.1-1% 2 3.45%
    1.1-2% 10 17.24%
    2.1-3% 15 25.86%
    3.1-4% 9 15.52%
    4.1-5% 4 6.90%
    5.1-10% 4 6.90%
    More than 10% 3 5.17%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 6 10.34%
    0.1-1% 1 1.72%
    1.1-2% 12 20.69%
    2.1-3% 22 37.93%
    3.1-4% 10 17.24%
    4.1-5% 4 6.90%
    5.1-10% 1 1.72%
    More than 10% 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 12 20.69%
    0.1-1% 3 5.17%
    1.1-2% 10 17.24%
    2.1-3% 21 36.21%
    3.1-4% 5 8.62%
    4.1-5% 4 6.90%
    5.1-10% 1 1.72%
    More than 10% 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 5.17%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 18 31.03%
    2.1-3% 22 37.93%
    3.1-4% 7 12.07%
    4.1-5% 4 6.90%
    5.1-10% 2 3.45%
    More than 10% 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 2 3.45%
    0.1-1% 1 1.72%
    1.1-2% 17 29.31%
    2.1-3% 19 32.76%
    3.1-4% 11 18.97%
    4.1-5% 4 6.90%
    5.1-10% 3 5.17%
    More than 10% 1 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 33 52.38%
    Yes, some staff 29 46.03%
    No 1 1.59%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 1.59%
    0.1% - 0.5% 2 3.17%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 1 1.59%
    1.6% - 2.0% 4 6.35%
    2.1 - 2.5% 5 7.94%
    2.6 – 3.0% 25 39.68%
    3.1 – 3.5% 14 22.22%
    3.6 – 4.0% 4 6.35%
    4.1 – 4.5% 3 4.76%
    4.6 – 5.0% 1 1.59%
    More than 5% 3 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • How did you or how do you plan to administer the salary increase budget for 2019?ResponsesPercentage
    Allocating entire salary increase budget (except for statutory/ mandatory increases) to high performers only 3 4.76%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 44 69.84%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 14 22.22%
    Salary freeze in place except for high performers 1 1.59%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 1 1.59%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 53 85.48%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 8 12.90%
    Other: (Please specify) 1 1.61%
    Question Respondents: 62
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 31 27.19% 50.00%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 56 49.12% 90.32%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 23 20.18% 37.10%
    Other 4 3.51% 6.45%
    Question Respondents: 114100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 19 30.16%
    in past 12 months 19 30.16%
    two years ago 4 6.35%
    more than two years ago 10 15.87%
    never have 4 6.35%
    N/A or unsure 7 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 23 18.85% 36.51%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 23 18.85% 36.51%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 31 25.41% 49.21%
    We use free salary data 27 22.13% 42.86%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 10 8.20% 15.87%
    No set resource 8 6.56% 12.70%
    Question Respondents: 122100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 26 41.27%
    No 13 20.63%
    Stayed the same 24 38.10%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 1.59%
    0.1-2% 3 4.76%
    2.1-4% 8 12.70%
    4.1-6% 6 9.52%
    6.1-8% 3 4.76%
    8.1-10% 9 14.29%
    10.1-12% 9 14.29%
    12.1-14% 4 6.35%
    14.1-16% 3 4.76%
    16.1-18% 1 1.59%
    18.1-20% 1 1.59%
    20+% 15 23.81%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • 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 0 0.00%
    1-10% 7 11.29%
    11-20% 4 6.45%
    21-30% 2 3.23%
    31-40% 2 3.23%
    41-50% 5 8.06%
    51-60% 1 1.61%
    61-70% 9 14.52%
    71-80% 16 25.81%
    81-90% 13 20.97%
    91-100% 3 4.84%
    Question Respondents: 62
  • 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%
    1 1.59%
    5 7.94%
    6 9.52%
    3 4.76%
    16 25.40%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    13 20.63%
    44
    Middle Management
    1 1.59%
    4 6.35%
    8 12.70%
    8 12.70%
    14 22.22%
    9 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    2 3.17%
    9 14.29%
    55
    Sales Staff
    1 1.59%
    5 7.94%
    8 12.70%
    8 12.70%
    9 14.29%
    4 6.35%
    0 0.00%
    1 1.59%
    21 33.33%
    57
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    1 1.59%
    10 15.87%
    13 20.63%
    14 22.22%
    7 11.11%
    5 7.94%
    0 0.00%
    1 1.59%
    6 9.52%
    57
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    10 15.87%
    20 31.75%
    12 19.05%
    11 17.46%
    1 1.59%
    1 1.59%
    0 0.00%
    3 4.76%
    3 4.76%
    61
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 29 46.03%
    No 34 53.97%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 20 68.97%
    Every 2 years 6 20.69%
    Every 3 years 2 6.90%
    More than every 3 years 1 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 29
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 19 30.65% 65.52%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 9 14.52% 31.03%
    Productivity 6 9.68% 20.69%
    Staff retention 11 17.74% 37.93%
    Management review 12 19.35% 41.38%
    Other (please specify) 5 8.06% 17.24%
    Question Respondents: 62100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 39 61.90%
    Decrease 3 4.76%
    Stay the same 21 33.33%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 28 51.85% 71.79%
    Natural growth 11 20.37% 28.21%
    Acquisition/Merger 13 24.07% 33.33%
    Other (please specify) 2 3.70% 5.13%
    Question Respondents: 54100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 7 17.95%
    6-10 10 25.64%
    10-50 15 38.46%
    50-100 4 10.26%
    100+ 3 7.69%
    None 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 39
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 50 79.37%
    No 13 20.63%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 40 63.49%
    No 11 17.46%
    Unsure 12 19.05%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 11 17.46%
    Decreased 9 14.29%
    Stayed the same 43 68.25%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 22 16.54% 34.92%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 4 3.01% 6.35%
    HR 42 31.58% 66.67%
    Committee/advisory group/council 6 4.51% 9.52%
    President or CEO 21 15.79% 33.33%
    Senior Management 21 15.79% 33.33%
    Board of Directors 9 6.77% 14.29%
    COO or CFO 6 4.51% 9.52%
    No Response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 2 1.50% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 133100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 31 20.95% 49.21%
    Community involvement/outreach 13 8.78% 20.63%
    Business objectives/goals 11 7.43% 17.46%
    Retention 12 8.11% 19.05%
    Leadership development 17 11.49% 26.98%
    Culture awareness/events 20 13.51% 31.75%
    Company programs or policies 21 14.19% 33.33%
    No Response 23 15.54% 36.51%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 148100.00%
  • 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 50 10.46% 79.37%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 37 7.74% 58.73%
    Providing job-specific training 44 9.21% 69.84%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 35 7.32% 55.56%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 42 8.79% 66.67%
    Relationships with coworkers 51 10.67% 80.95%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 28 5.86% 44.44%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 27 5.65% 42.86%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 15 3.14% 23.81%
    Strong leadership 38 7.95% 60.32%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 42 8.79% 66.67%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 40 8.37% 63.49%
    Transparency 29 6.07% 46.03%
    Question Respondents: 478100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 45 71.43%
    No 18 28.57%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 27 60.00%
    31-60 days 6 13.33%
    61-90 days 10 22.22%
    More than 90 days 2 4.44%
    Question Respondents: 45
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 17 7.20% 27.42%
    Online/ e-learning 27 11.44% 43.55%
    Computer based training 20 8.47% 32.26%
    Hands-on training 50 21.19% 80.65%
    Interactive training 26 11.02% 41.94%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 29 12.29% 46.77%
    Job Shadowing 36 15.25% 58.06%
    Cross Training 29 12.29% 46.77%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 0.85% 3.23%
    Question Respondents: 236100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 1 1.59%
    % of total revenue 0 0.00%
    % of net profit 1 1.59%
    Based on number of employees 12 19.05%
    On as needed basis 45 71.43%
    We do not offer training to employees 2 3.17%
    Other 2 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • 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 35 14.11% 55.56%
    Study leave 1 0.40% 1.59%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 26 10.48% 41.27%
    Mandatory training 36 14.52% 57.14%
    Certificate courses 30 12.10% 47.62%
    Orientation/induction 35 14.11% 55.56%
    Scholarships 9 3.63% 14.29%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 15 6.05% 23.81%
    Formal/accredited training 16 6.45% 25.40%
    Cross training 39 15.73% 61.90%
    Other (please specify) 4 1.61% 6.35%
    None 2 0.81% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 248100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 12 13.64% 19.05%
    Succession Planning 37 42.05% 58.73%
    External Rotation 3 3.41% 4.76%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 7 7.95% 11.11%
    Apprenticeship 8 9.09% 12.70%
    Other (please specify) 2 2.27% 3.17%
    None 19 21.59% 30.16%
    Question Respondents: 88100.00%
  • 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 28 13.33% 44.44%
    Bonus 45 21.43% 71.43%
    Remuneration 12 5.71% 19.05%
    Promotion 34 16.19% 53.97%
    Additional Benefits 16 7.62% 25.40%
    Training and Development 41 19.52% 65.08%
    Employee Recognition Programs 32 15.24% 50.79%
    None 2 0.95% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 210100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 26 41.27%
    No 32 50.79%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 5 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 4 5.88% 15.38%
    Work from home 15 22.06% 57.69%
    Compressed work week 6 8.82% 23.08%
    Flexibility in schedule 20 29.41% 76.92%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 9 13.24% 34.62%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 13 19.12% 50.00%
    Other (please specify) 1 1.47% 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 68100.00%
  • Which approaches of flex staffing are utilized by your organization to meet staffing needs? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    On-call staff 8 6.50% 12.70%
    Temporary agencies 25 20.33% 39.68%
    Contractors 25 20.33% 39.68%
    Employment of part-time staff 21 17.07% 33.33%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 23 18.70% 36.51%
    We do not use flex staffing 20 16.26% 31.75%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.81% 1.59%
    Question Respondents: 123100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 6 9.52%
    Less than 3 months per year 23 36.51%
    3 to 9 months per year 20 31.75%
    More than 9 months per year 14 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 11 17.46%
    Decrease 4 6.35%
    Stay the same 48 76.19%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 25 39.68%
    No 38 60.32%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 0 0.00%
    1 to 3 months 8 32.00%
    3 to 6 months 14 56.00%
    6 to 12 months 3 12.00%
    1 to 2 years 0 0.00%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 25
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 58 92.06%
    No 5 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 48 82.76%
    No 10 17.24%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    51 87.93%
    14 24.14%
    0 0.00%
    11 18.97%
    13 22.41%
    1 1.72%
    1 1.72%
    91
    Middle Management
    49 84.48%
    10 17.24%
    0 0.00%
    7 12.07%
    8 13.79%
    1 1.72%
    3 5.17%
    78
    Sales Staff
    35 60.34%
    10 17.24%
    15 25.86%
    5 8.62%
    3 5.17%
    1 1.72%
    10 17.24%
    79
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    46 79.31%
    10 17.24%
    1 1.72%
    6 10.34%
    4 6.90%
    0 0.00%
    4 6.90%
    71
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    42 72.41%
    9 15.52%
    0 0.00%
    4 6.90%
    4 6.90%
    0 0.00%
    9 15.52%
    68
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 51 30.91% 87.93%
    Individual Performance 50 30.30% 86.21%
    Team Performance 27 16.36% 46.55%
    Business Unit Performance 20 12.12% 34.48%
    Global Performance 5 3.03% 8.62%
    Company Values 11 6.67% 18.97%
    New Option 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.61% 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 165100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 47 70.15% 81.03%
    Biannually 2 2.99% 3.45%
    Quarterly 9 13.43% 15.52%
    Monthly 3 4.48% 5.17%
    Manager discretion 4 5.97% 6.90%
    Other (please specify) 2 2.99% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 67100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 50 23.70% 79.37%
    Boost team/division performance 36 17.06% 57.14%
    Achieve business objectives 38 18.01% 60.32%
    Enhance individual performance 43 20.38% 68.25%
    Retaining top employees 43 20.38% 68.25%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.47% 1.59%
    Question Respondents: 211100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 7 11.11%
    0.1-10% 6 9.52%
    11-20% 4 6.35%
    21-30% 5 7.94%
    31-40% 2 3.17%
    41-50% 4 6.35%
    51-60% 3 4.76%
    61-70% 1 1.59%
    71-80% 4 6.35%
    81-90% 5 7.94%
    91-100% 22 34.92%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • VehicleResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Vehicle ParkingResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • BonusResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Share OptionsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Health InsuranceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Mobile PhonesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Housing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Wellness ProgramsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Tuition ReimbursementsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • 401K/Retirement SavingsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Discounted ProductsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Gym SubsidyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Clothing AllowanceResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Flexible Working HoursResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • RelocationResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Anniversary/Service RewardsResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Other long term incentivesResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Middle Management 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Not Offered 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • How many paid holidays do you give employees?ResponsesPercentage
    5 or less 0 0.00%
    6 0 0.00%
    7 0 0.00%
    8 0 0.00%
    9 0 0.00%
    10 0 0.00%
    11 0 0.00%
    12 0 0.00%
    13+ 0 0.00%
    Other 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 0
  • Which of the following best describes your company's time off policy?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traditional paid vacation/sick program 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Paid Time Off or PTO program 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Do not offer either 0 0.00% 0.00%
    other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 00.00%
  • Do you offer a retirement savings match to the employee's contribution? If yes, what is the maximum percentage matched.ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 0 0.00%
    No 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 0
  • Has your company implemented an Employer Branding Strategy?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 26 41.27%
    Plan to implement soon 12 19.05%
    No 25 39.68%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • Which of the following recruiting practices will your organization likely focus on in the coming year? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Better Candidate Engagement 34 21.38% 53.97%
    Employee Retention Practices 47 29.56% 74.60%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 12 7.55% 19.05%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 26 16.35% 41.27%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 25 15.72% 39.68%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 10 6.29% 15.87%
    None 5 3.14% 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 159100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 11 4.98% 17.46%
    Better Benefits 43 19.46% 68.25%
    Flexible Hours 21 9.50% 33.33%
    Higher Compensation 27 12.22% 42.86%
    Work from Home Option 8 3.62% 12.70%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 24 10.86% 38.10%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 20 9.05% 31.75%
    Recognition Programs 19 8.60% 30.16%
    Positive Work Culture 45 20.36% 71.43%
    None of the above 3 1.36% 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 221100.00%
  • 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 36 11.25% 57.14%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 9 2.81% 14.29%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 37 11.56% 58.73%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 42 13.13% 66.67%
    College / University Recruiting 34 10.63% 53.97%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 18 5.63% 28.57%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 47 14.69% 74.60%
    Other Referrals and Networks 15 4.69% 23.81%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 19 5.94% 30.16%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 12 3.75% 19.05%
    Twitter 4 1.25% 6.35%
    Facebook 23 7.19% 36.51%
    LInkedIn 24 7.50% 38.10%
    Question Respondents: 320100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 48 76.19%
    Do not use 10 15.87%
    Plan to begin using 5 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 31 27.93% 64.58%
    Facebook 36 32.43% 75.00%
    Twitter 20 18.02% 41.67%
    Google + 1 0.90% 2.08%
    YouTube 6 5.41% 12.50%
    Blogs 4 3.60% 8.33%
    Instagram 10 9.01% 20.83%
    Vimeo 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Pinterest 2 1.80% 4.17%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 0.90% 2.08%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • Which of the following pre-employment screening tools does your company use prior to extending an offer? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Background Check 38 21.23% 60.32%
    Reference Check 41 22.91% 65.08%
    Employment Verification 28 15.64% 44.44%
    Credit History Screen 12 6.70% 19.05%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 40 22.35% 63.49%
    Social Media Screen 8 4.47% 12.70%
    None of the above 5 2.79% 7.94%
    Other 7 3.91% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 179100.00%
  • Which of the following pre-hire assessments does your company utilize to assess a candidate’s fit for the position? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Cognitive Ability Tests (problem solving, mathematical ability) 12 14.81% 19.05%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 17 20.99% 26.98%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 10 12.35% 15.87%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 13 16.05% 20.63%
    None of the above 29 35.80% 46.03%
    Question Respondents: 81100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 37 21.76% 58.73%
    Turnover - Involuntary 19 11.18% 30.16%
    Retirements 19 11.18% 30.16%
    Recruitment Difficulties 35 20.59% 55.56%
    Changing Job Market 25 14.71% 39.68%
    Need for different skills/classifications 21 12.35% 33.33%
    Leadership Vacancies 12 7.06% 19.05%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.18% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 170100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 41 33.88% 65.08%
    Applicants do not have required skills 37 30.58% 58.73%
    Applicants do not have required experience 30 24.79% 47.62%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 6 4.96% 9.52%
    Other (Please Specify) 7 5.79% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 121100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 25 18.80% 39.68%
    Middle Management 35 26.32% 55.56%
    Sales Staff 16 12.03% 25.40%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 24 18.05% 38.10%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 33 24.81% 52.38%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 133100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 21 16.67% 33.33%
    Marketing 9 7.14% 14.29%
    Technical 30 23.81% 47.62%
    General Management 15 11.90% 23.81%
    Finance and Accounting 14 11.11% 22.22%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 31 24.60% 49.21%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 2 1.59% 3.17%
    Other: (please specify) 4 3.17% 6.35%
    Question Respondents: 126100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 27 42.86%
    No 36 57.14%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 43 24.02% 68.25%
    Associate's Degree 30 16.76% 47.62%
    Bachelor's Degree 50 27.93% 79.37%
    Master's Degree 22 12.29% 34.92%
    PhD / Doctorate 15 8.38% 23.81%
    Certification 14 7.82% 22.22%
    Other (Please Specify) 5 2.79% 7.94%
    Question Respondents: 179100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 10 15.38% 37.04%
    Competition for talent 17 26.15% 62.96%
    Career progression/succession planning 20 30.77% 74.07%
    Lack of quality applicants 8 12.31% 29.63%
    Turnover 8 12.31% 29.63%
    Other (please specify) 2 3.08% 7.41%
    No response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 65100.00%
  • 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 6 8.82% 22.22%
    IT 4 5.88% 14.81%
    Sales 12 17.65% 44.44%
    Marketing 4 5.88% 14.81%
    Production 16 23.53% 59.26%
    Logistics 8 11.76% 29.63%
    Warehouse 7 10.29% 25.93%
    Research 9 13.24% 33.33%
    No Response 2 2.94% 7.41%
    Question Respondents: 68100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 36 19.67% 57.14%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 25 13.66% 39.68%
    Rotational Program 7 3.83% 11.11%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 10 5.46% 15.87%
    College / University Recruiting 45 24.59% 71.43%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 13 7.10% 20.63%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 19 10.38% 30.16%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 6 3.28% 9.52%
    Scholarships and Grants 11 6.01% 17.46%
    No Response 11 6.01% 17.46%
    Question Respondents: 183100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 5 7.94%
    1-5% 32 50.79%
    6-10% 13 20.63%
    11-15% 6 9.52%
    16-20% 3 4.76%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 4 6.35%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • 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 14 5.13% 22.22%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 19 6.96% 30.16%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 8 2.93% 12.70%
    Immigration 16 5.86% 25.40%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 28 10.26% 44.44%
    Competing for talent/ recruiting difficulties 46 16.85% 73.02%
    Ethics and compliance issues 7 2.56% 11.11%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 17 6.23% 26.98%
    Employee training and development 37 13.55% 58.73%
    Decreased budget 14 5.13% 22.22%
    Lack of support from leadership 8 2.93% 12.70%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 24 8.79% 38.10%
    Employee retention 35 12.82% 55.56%
    Question Respondents: 273100.00%
  • When using AgCareers.com as part of your recruiting strategy, which of the following best describes your experience: (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Do not use AgCareers.com for recruitment 23 23.71% 36.51%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 12 12.37% 19.05%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 13 13.40% 20.63%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 23 23.71% 36.51%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 13 13.40% 20.63%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 11 11.34% 17.46%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 2 2.06% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 97100.00%