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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 1 9.09%
    Crop Production 0 0.00%
    Commodities and Trading 4 36.36%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 0 0.00%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 1 9.09%
    Animal Health 0 0.00%
    Feed Nutrition 1 9.09%
    Animal Production - Beef 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Dairy 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Swine 1 9.09%
    Animal Production - Poultry 0 0.00%
    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 3 27.27%
    Precision Ag 0 0.00%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 0 0.00%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 0 0.00%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 0 0.00%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 0 0.00%
    Government Policy and Legal 0 0.00%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 4 36.36%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 4 36.36%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 1 9.09%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 0 0.00%
    More than $1 Billion 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 2 18.18%
    Private Sector – privately held 9 81.82%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 0 0.00%
    Public Sector/Government 0 0.00%
    Cooperative 0 0.00%
    Other (Please specify): 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 1 9.09%
    11-30 1 9.09%
    31-100 3 27.27%
    101-400 2 18.18%
    401-1000 2 18.18%
    1001-5000 2 18.18%
    5000+ 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 1 9.09%
    1 to 50 2 18.18%
    1 to 100 4 36.36%
    1 to 150 3 27.27%
    1 to 200 0 0.00%
    1 to 250 1 9.09%
    Greater than 1 to 250 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • How has staffing within your organization been affected from COVID-19? Please select all that applyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Furloughs – temporary layoffs 2 12.50% 12.50%
    Layoff - with intention to rehire 1 6.25% 6.25%
    Reduction in force -no intention to rehire 1 6.25% 6.25%
    We have not made staffing changes 10 62.50% 62.50%
    Increased hiring of temporary employees 1 6.25% 6.25%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 1 6.25% 6.25%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Has your organization made changes to salary administration as a result of COVID-19? Please select all that apply.Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Offered hazard/premium pay to employees required to work 3 21.43% 21.43%
    Employee base pay increases 1 7.14% 7.14%
    Employee base pay reduction 1 7.14% 7.14%
    We have not made staffing changes 4 28.57% 28.57%
    Reduced or eliminated bonus structure 0 0.00% 0.00%
    We have not made changes 5 35.71% 35.71%
    We have implemented a salary freeze 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • As a result of COVID-19 will your organization implement 2020 merit increases? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, merit increases were implemented before the pandemic 2 18.18%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increases will be reduced 0 0.00%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increase amounts for 2020 were increased 1 9.09%
    No change in merit increase amounts for 2020 5 45.45%
    No, we will not implement 2020 merit increases 0 0.00%
    Undecided 3 27.27%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Has the timeline for 2020 merit increases been impacted by COVID-19? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, 2020 merit increases have been delayed 2 18.18%
    No, 2020 merit increases have already been given 1 9.09%
    No, 2020 merit increase will be given as planned 6 54.55%
    Undecided 2 18.18%
    We are not implementing merit increases 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • As a result of COVID -19, will your organization make changes to your wellness and benefits program for the next plan year? Please select all that apply. Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Increased health plan/ wellness offerings 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Additional allowances to cover work from home expenses (phone/ internet, etc.) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Additional options to work from home/flex schedules 2 15.38% 15.38%
    Additional paid time off 1 7.69% 7.69%
    Reduced paid time off 1 7.69% 7.69%
    Reduced health plan/wellness program offerings 0 0.00% 0.00%
    We do not anticipate making changes 8 61.54% 61.54%
    Undecided 1 7.69% 7.69%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 9 81.82%
    Twice a year 0 0.00%
    Rolling (continuous) 1 9.09%
    Every other year 0 0.00%
    More than two years 0 0.00%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 4 13.33% 13.33%
    February 3 10.00% 10.00%
    March 2 6.67% 6.67%
    April 4 13.33% 13.33%
    May 3 10.00% 10.00%
    June 3 10.00% 10.00%
    July 3 10.00% 10.00%
    August 2 6.67% 6.67%
    September 2 6.67% 6.67%
    October 1 3.33% 3.33%
    November 1 3.33% 3.33%
    December 2 6.67% 6.67%
    Question Respondents: 10100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 3 10.34% 10.34%
    February 4 13.79% 13.79%
    March 3 10.34% 10.34%
    April 2 6.90% 6.90%
    May 3 10.34% 10.34%
    June 4 13.79% 13.79%
    July 3 10.34% 10.34%
    August 3 10.34% 10.34%
    September 1 3.45% 3.45%
    October 1 3.45% 3.45%
    November 1 3.45% 3.45%
    December 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 10100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 10 90.91%
    No 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 1 10.00%
    0.6 – 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1 – 1.5% 0 0.00%
    1.6 – 2.0% 2 20.00%
    2.1 – 2.5% 0 0.00%
    2.6 – 3.0% 6 60.00%
    3.1 – 3.5% 0 0.00%
    3.6 – 4.0% 0 0.00%
    4.1 – 4.5% 0 0.00%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 1 10.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 40.00%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 1 10.00%
    2.1-3% 2 20.00%
    3.1-4% 1 10.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 2 20.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 1 10.00%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 2 20.00%
    2.1-3% 4 40.00%
    3.1-4% 2 20.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 1 10.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 4 40.00%
    0.1-1% 1 10.00%
    1.1-2% 2 20.00%
    2.1-3% 1 10.00%
    3.1-4% 2 20.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 1 10.00%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 3 30.00%
    2.1-3% 4 40.00%
    3.1-4% 1 10.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 1 10.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 1 10.00%
    0.1-1% 1 10.00%
    1.1-2% 2 20.00%
    2.1-3% 3 30.00%
    3.1-4% 2 20.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 1 10.00%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 4 36.36%
    Yes, some staff 6 54.55%
    No 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 0 0.00%
    0.1% - 0.5% 0 0.00%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 0 0.00%
    1.6% - 2.0% 2 18.18%
    2.1 - 2.5% 1 9.09%
    2.6 – 3.0% 5 45.45%
    3.1 – 3.5% 1 9.09%
    3.6 – 4.0% 0 0.00%
    4.1 – 4.5% 1 9.09%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • How did you or how do you plan to administer the salary increase budget for 2020?ResponsesPercentage
    Allocating entire salary increase budget (except for statutory/ mandatory increases) to high performers only 0 0.00%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 6 54.55%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 3 27.27%
    Salary increase for high performers only 2 18.18%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 8 80.00%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 1 10.00%
    Other: (Please specify) 1 10.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 5 29.41% 29.41%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 7 41.18% 41.18%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 3 17.65% 17.65%
    Other 2 11.76% 11.76%
    Question Respondents: 10100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 1 9.09%
    in past 12 months 3 27.27%
    two years ago 3 27.27%
    more than two years ago 0 0.00%
    never have 2 18.18%
    N/A or unsure 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 5 20.00% 20.00%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 4 16.00% 16.00%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 3 12.00% 12.00%
    We use free salary data 8 32.00% 32.00%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 4 16.00% 16.00%
    No set resource 1 4.00% 4.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 3 27.27%
    No 2 18.18%
    Stayed the same 6 54.55%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 9.09%
    0.1-2% 1 9.09%
    2.1-4% 1 9.09%
    4.1-6% 0 0.00%
    6.1-8% 1 9.09%
    8.1-10% 3 27.27%
    10.1-12% 0 0.00%
    12.1-14% 0 0.00%
    14.1-16% 0 0.00%
    16.1-18% 1 9.09%
    18.1-20% 1 9.09%
    20+% 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • 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% 0 0.00%
    11-20% 0 0.00%
    21-30% 1 10.00%
    31-40% 1 10.00%
    41-50% 1 10.00%
    51-60% 1 10.00%
    61-70% 0 0.00%
    71-80% 2 20.00%
    81-90% 2 20.00%
    91-100% 2 20.00%
    Question Respondents: 10
  • 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%
    0 0.00%
    1 9.09%
    1 9.09%
    1 9.09%
    2 18.18%
    3 27.27%
    0 0.00%
    3 27.27%
    11
    Middle Management
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    4 36.36%
    4 36.36%
    1 9.09%
    1 9.09%
    1 9.09%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    11
    Sales Staff
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    5 45.45%
    1 9.09%
    1 9.09%
    2 18.18%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 18.18%
    11
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    0 0.00%
    2 18.18%
    4 36.36%
    3 27.27%
    1 9.09%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 9.09%
    11
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    3 27.27%
    3 27.27%
    3 27.27%
    2 18.18%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    11
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 6 54.55%
    No 5 45.45%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 4 66.67%
    Every 2 years 1 16.67%
    Every 3 years 0 0.00%
    More than every 3 years 1 16.67%
    Question Respondents: 6
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 5 38.46% 38.46%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 2 15.38% 15.38%
    Productivity 1 7.69% 7.69%
    Staff retention 2 15.38% 15.38%
    Management review 3 23.08% 23.08%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 6100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 8 72.73%
    Decrease 0 0.00%
    Stay the same 3 27.27%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 3 37.50% 37.50%
    Natural growth 3 37.50% 37.50%
    Acquisition/Merger 2 25.00% 25.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 2 25.00%
    6-10 2 25.00%
    10-50 3 37.50%
    50-100 0 0.00%
    100+ 1 12.50%
    None 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 9 81.82%
    No 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 6 54.55%
    No 1 9.09%
    Unsure 4 36.36%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 3 27.27%
    Decreased 3 27.27%
    Stayed the same 5 45.45%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 4 25.00% 25.00%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 0 0.00% 0.00%
    HR 6 37.50% 37.50%
    Committee/advisory group/council 0 0.00% 0.00%
    President or CEO 2 12.50% 12.50%
    Senior Management 1 6.25% 6.25%
    Board of Directors 1 6.25% 6.25%
    COO or CFO 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 2 12.50% 12.50%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 3 17.65% 17.65%
    Community involvement/outreach 3 17.65% 17.65%
    Business objectives/goals 1 5.88% 5.88%
    Retention 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Leadership development 1 5.88% 5.88%
    Culture awareness/events 2 11.76% 11.76%
    Company programs or policies 2 11.76% 11.76%
    No Response 5 29.41% 29.41%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • 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 7 9.46% 9.46%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 4 5.41% 5.41%
    Providing job-specific training 8 10.81% 10.81%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 5 6.76% 6.76%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 10 13.51% 13.51%
    Relationships with coworkers 10 13.51% 13.51%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 3 4.05% 4.05%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 4 5.41% 5.41%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 1 1.35% 1.35%
    Strong leadership 5 6.76% 6.76%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 8 10.81% 10.81%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 5 6.76% 6.76%
    Transparency 4 5.41% 5.41%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 8 72.73%
    No 3 27.27%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 2 25.00%
    31-60 days 2 25.00%
    61-90 days 2 25.00%
    More than 90 days 2 25.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 6 14.63% 14.63%
    Online/ e-learning 4 9.76% 9.76%
    Computer based training 6 14.63% 14.63%
    Hands-on training 6 14.63% 14.63%
    Interactive training 5 12.20% 12.20%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 4 9.76% 9.76%
    Job Shadowing 4 9.76% 9.76%
    Cross Training 4 9.76% 9.76%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 4.88% 4.88%
    Question Respondents: 10100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 0 0.00%
    % of total revenue 1 9.09%
    % of net profit 0 0.00%
    Based on number of employees 1 9.09%
    On as needed basis 7 63.64%
    We do not offer training to employees 1 9.09%
    Other 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • 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 9 16.98% 16.98%
    Study leave 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 6 11.32% 11.32%
    Mandatory training 8 15.09% 15.09%
    Certificate courses 5 9.43% 9.43%
    Orientation/induction 5 9.43% 9.43%
    Scholarships 2 3.77% 3.77%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 4 7.55% 7.55%
    Formal/accredited training 5 9.43% 9.43%
    Cross training 9 16.98% 16.98%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    None 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 3 20.00% 20.00%
    Succession Planning 7 46.67% 46.67%
    External Rotation 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Apprenticeship 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Other (please specify) 1 6.67% 6.67%
    None 2 13.33% 13.33%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • 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 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Bonus 7 24.14% 24.14%
    Remuneration 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Promotion 6 20.69% 20.69%
    Additional Benefits 2 6.90% 6.90%
    Training and Development 7 24.14% 24.14%
    Employee Recognition Programs 5 17.24% 17.24%
    None 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 4 36.36%
    No 6 54.55%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Work from home 2 22.22% 22.22%
    Compressed work week 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Flexibility in schedule 2 22.22% 22.22%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 1 11.11% 11.11%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 4 44.44% 44.44%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 4100.00%
  • Which approaches of flex staffing are utilized by your organization to meet staffing needs? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    On-call staff 2 9.52% 9.52%
    Temporary agencies 3 14.29% 14.29%
    Contractors 3 14.29% 14.29%
    Employment of part-time staff 6 28.57% 28.57%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 4 19.05% 19.05%
    We do not use flex staffing 2 9.52% 9.52%
    Other (please specify) 1 4.76% 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 2 18.18%
    Less than 3 months per year 4 36.36%
    3 to 9 months per year 4 36.36%
    More than 9 months per year 1 9.09%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 1 9.09%
    Decrease 1 9.09%
    Stay the same 9 81.82%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 3 27.27%
    No 8 72.73%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 1 33.33%
    1 to 3 months 0 0.00%
    3 to 6 months 1 33.33%
    6 to 12 months 1 33.33%
    1 to 2 years 0 0.00%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 3
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 9 81.82%
    No 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 8 88.89%
    No 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    7 77.78%
    3 33.33%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    1 11.11%
    15
    Middle Management
    7 77.78%
    3 33.33%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    1 11.11%
    12
    Sales Staff
    7 77.78%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    11
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    6 66.67%
    2 22.22%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    11
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    5 55.56%
    2 22.22%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 22.22%
    2 22.22%
    11
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 6 31.58% 31.58%
    Individual Performance 5 26.32% 26.32%
    Team Performance 3 15.79% 15.79%
    Business Unit Performance 2 10.53% 10.53%
    Global Performance 1 5.26% 5.26%
    Company Values 1 5.26% 5.26%
    Multiple Structures 1 5.26% 5.26%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 5 45.45% 45.45%
    Biannually 1 9.09% 9.09%
    Quarterly 2 18.18% 18.18%
    Monthly 2 18.18% 18.18%
    Manager discretion 1 9.09% 9.09%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 4 14.81% 14.81%
    Boost team/division performance 5 18.52% 18.52%
    Achieve business objectives 8 29.63% 29.63%
    Enhance individual performance 4 14.81% 14.81%
    Retaining top employees 5 18.52% 18.52%
    Other (please specify) 1 3.70% 3.70%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 0 0.00%
    0.1-10% 2 18.18%
    11-20% 0 0.00%
    21-30% 0 0.00%
    31-40% 0 0.00%
    41-50% 1 9.09%
    51-60% 1 9.09%
    61-70% 0 0.00%
    71-80% 3 27.27%
    81-90% 2 18.18%
    91-100% 2 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • 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 5 45.45%
    Plan to implement soon 1 9.09%
    No 5 45.45%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • 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 6 21.43% 21.43%
    Employee Retention Practices 6 21.43% 21.43%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 1 3.57% 3.57%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 3 10.71% 10.71%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 4 14.29% 14.29%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 5 17.86% 17.86%
    Hiring external recruiters 1 3.57% 3.57%
    None 2 7.14% 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Better Benefits 7 17.50% 17.50%
    Flexible Hours 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Higher Compensation 5 12.50% 12.50%
    Work from Home Option 1 2.50% 2.50%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 5 12.50% 12.50%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 2 5.00% 5.00%
    Recognition Programs 2 5.00% 5.00%
    Positive Work Culture 9 22.50% 22.50%
    Safe and healthy work environment 9 22.50% 22.50%
    None of the above 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • 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 8 16.33% 16.33%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 2 4.08% 4.08%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 4 8.16% 8.16%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 6 12.24% 12.24%
    College / University Recruiting 8 16.33% 16.33%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 1 2.04% 2.04%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 9 18.37% 18.37%
    Other Referrals and Networks 2 4.08% 4.08%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 3 6.12% 6.12%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 1 2.04% 2.04%
    Twitter 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Facebook 3 6.12% 6.12%
    LInkedIn 2 4.08% 4.08%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 9 81.82%
    Do not use 2 18.18%
    Plan to begin using 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 7 35.00% 35.00%
    Facebook 8 40.00% 40.00%
    Twitter 4 20.00% 20.00%
    Google + 0 0.00% 0.00%
    YouTube 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Blogs 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Instagram 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Vimeo 1 5.00% 5.00%
    Pinterest 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9100.00%
  • 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 8 27.59% 27.59%
    Reference Check 5 17.24% 17.24%
    Employment Verification 4 13.79% 13.79%
    Credit History Screen 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 7 24.14% 24.14%
    Social Media Screen 2 6.90% 6.90%
    None of the above 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Other 1 3.45% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • 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) 1 7.14% 7.14%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 3 21.43% 21.43%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 2 14.29% 14.29%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 3 21.43% 21.43%
    None of the above 5 35.71% 35.71%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 3 12.50% 12.50%
    Turnover - Involuntary 2 8.33% 8.33%
    Retirements 5 20.83% 20.83%
    Recruitment Difficulties 6 25.00% 25.00%
    Changing Job Market 2 8.33% 8.33%
    Need for different skills/classifications 3 12.50% 12.50%
    Leadership Vacancies 1 4.17% 4.17%
    COVID-19 2 8.33% 8.33%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 4 20.00% 20.00%
    Applicants do not have required skills 7 35.00% 35.00%
    Applicants do not have required experience 6 30.00% 30.00%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Complications in hiring due to COVID-19 1 5.00% 5.00%
    We have not experienced recruiting difficulties 1 5.00% 5.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 5.00% 5.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 2 11.11% 11.11%
    Middle Management 2 11.11% 11.11%
    Sales Staff 4 22.22% 22.22%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 4 22.22% 22.22%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 5 27.78% 27.78%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 1 5.56% 5.56%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 5 27.78% 27.78%
    Marketing 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Technical 5 27.78% 27.78%
    General Management 2 11.11% 11.11%
    Finance and Accounting 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 5 27.78% 27.78%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 1 5.56% 5.56%
    Other: (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 3 27.27%
    No 8 72.73%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 5 21.74% 21.74%
    Associate's Degree 5 21.74% 21.74%
    Bachelor's Degree 7 30.43% 30.43%
    Master's Degree 2 8.70% 8.70%
    PhD / Doctorate 3 13.04% 13.04%
    Certification 1 4.35% 4.35%
    Other (Please Specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 2 25.00% 25.00%
    Competition for talent 1 12.50% 12.50%
    Career progression/succession planning 1 12.50% 12.50%
    Lack of quality applicants 1 12.50% 12.50%
    Turnover 2 25.00% 25.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No response 1 12.50% 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 3100.00%
  • 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 0 0.00% 0.00%
    IT 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Marketing 1 25.00% 25.00%
    Production 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Logistics 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Warehouse 1 25.00% 25.00%
    Research 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 2 50.00% 50.00%
    Question Respondents: 3100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 6 20.00% 20.00%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 6 20.00% 20.00%
    Rotational Program 1 3.33% 3.33%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 0 0.00% 0.00%
    College / University Recruiting 9 30.00% 30.00%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 2 6.67% 6.67%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 3 10.00% 10.00%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 2 6.67% 6.67%
    Scholarships and Grants 1 3.33% 3.33%
    No Response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 0 0.00%
    1-5% 4 36.36%
    6-10% 4 36.36%
    11-15% 2 18.18%
    16-20% 1 9.09%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 11
  • 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 2 3.64% 3.64%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 2 3.64% 3.64%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 1 1.82% 1.82%
    Immigration 3 5.45% 5.45%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 6 10.91% 10.91%
    Competing for talent 7 12.73% 12.73%
    Recruiting Difficulties 8 14.55% 14.55%
    Ethics and compliance issues 3 5.45% 5.45%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 2 3.64% 3.64%
    Employee training and development 3 5.45% 5.45%
    Decreased budget 3 5.45% 5.45%
    Lack of support from leadership 4 7.27% 7.27%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 1 1.82% 1.82%
    Employee retention 3 5.45% 5.45%
    COVID-19 3 5.45% 5.45%
    Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment 4 7.27% 7.27%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • 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 5 33.33% 33.33%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 3 20.00% 20.00%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 3 20.00% 20.00%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 1 6.67% 6.67%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%
  • Would you like to learn more about AgCareers.com products and services?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 2 15.38% 15.38%
    No 7 53.85% 53.85%
    We already utilize AgCareers.com 4 30.77% 30.77%
    Question Respondents: 11100.00%