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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 8 13.79%
    Crop Production 4 6.90%
    Commodities and Trading 3 5.17%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 0 0.00%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 4 6.90%
    Animal Health 0 0.00%
    Feed Nutrition 1 1.72%
    Animal Production - Beef 3 5.17%
    Animal Production - Dairy 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Swine 6 10.34%
    Animal Production - Poultry 3 5.17%
    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 6 10.34%
    Precision Ag 1 1.72%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 1 1.72%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 2 3.45%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 0 0.00%
    Education and Extension 1 1.72%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 1 1.72%
    Government Policy and Legal 1 1.72%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 19 32.76%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 17 29.31%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 10 17.24%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 5 8.62%
    More than $1 Billion 7 12.07%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 4 6.90%
    Private Sector – privately held 39 67.24%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 7 12.07%
    Public Sector/Government 0 0.00%
    Cooperative 8 13.79%
    Other (Please specify): 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 0 0.00%
    11-30 3 5.17%
    31-100 18 31.03%
    101-400 20 34.48%
    401-1000 4 6.90%
    1001-5000 8 13.79%
    5000+ 5 8.62%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 5 8.62%
    1 to 50 20 34.48%
    1 to 100 20 34.48%
    1 to 150 2 3.45%
    1 to 200 6 10.34%
    1 to 250 2 3.45%
    Greater than 1 to 250 3 5.17%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 42 72.41%
    Twice a year 6 10.34%
    Rolling (continuous) 6 10.34%
    Every other year 1 1.72%
    More than two years 2 3.45%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 17 11.72% 29.82%
    February 11 7.59% 19.30%
    March 12 8.28% 21.05%
    April 13 8.97% 22.81%
    May 8 5.52% 14.04%
    June 9 6.21% 15.79%
    July 15 10.34% 26.32%
    August 9 6.21% 15.79%
    September 9 6.21% 15.79%
    October 14 9.66% 24.56%
    November 12 8.28% 21.05%
    December 16 11.03% 28.07%
    Question Respondents: 145100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 28 18.42% 49.12%
    February 9 5.92% 15.79%
    March 14 9.21% 24.56%
    April 16 10.53% 28.07%
    May 10 6.58% 17.54%
    June 9 5.92% 15.79%
    July 14 9.21% 24.56%
    August 9 5.92% 15.79%
    September 13 8.55% 22.81%
    October 11 7.24% 19.30%
    November 10 6.58% 17.54%
    December 9 5.92% 15.79%
    Question Respondents: 152100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 52 89.66%
    No 6 10.34%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 3 5.77%
    0.6 – 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1 – 1.5% 0 0.00%
    1.6 – 2.0% 2 3.85%
    2.1 – 2.5% 5 9.62%
    2.6 – 3.0% 25 48.08%
    3.1 – 3.5% 10 19.23%
    3.6 – 4.0% 3 5.77%
    4.1 – 4.5% 2 3.85%
    4.6 – 5.0% 1 1.92%
    More than 5% 1 1.92%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 11 21.15%
    0.1-1% 3 5.77%
    1.1-2% 10 19.23%
    2.1-3% 12 23.08%
    3.1-4% 8 15.38%
    4.1-5% 1 1.92%
    5.1-10% 4 7.69%
    More than 10% 3 5.77%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 6 11.54%
    0.1-1% 1 1.92%
    1.1-2% 13 25.00%
    2.1-3% 19 36.54%
    3.1-4% 8 15.38%
    4.1-5% 2 3.85%
    5.1-10% 1 1.92%
    More than 10% 2 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 10 19.23%
    0.1-1% 3 5.77%
    1.1-2% 11 21.15%
    2.1-3% 18 34.62%
    3.1-4% 4 7.69%
    4.1-5% 3 5.77%
    5.1-10% 1 1.92%
    More than 10% 2 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 5.77%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 19 36.54%
    2.1-3% 19 36.54%
    3.1-4% 5 9.62%
    4.1-5% 2 3.85%
    5.1-10% 2 3.85%
    More than 10% 2 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 2 3.85%
    0.1-1% 1 1.92%
    1.1-2% 18 34.62%
    2.1-3% 16 30.77%
    3.1-4% 8 15.38%
    4.1-5% 3 5.77%
    5.1-10% 3 5.77%
    More than 10% 1 1.92%
    Question Respondents: 52
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 27 46.55%
    Yes, some staff 29 50.00%
    No 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 2 3.45%
    0.1% - 0.5% 2 3.45%
    0.6% - 1.0% 1 1.72%
    1.1% - 1.5% 1 1.72%
    1.6% - 2.0% 4 6.90%
    2.1 - 2.5% 4 6.90%
    2.6 – 3.0% 26 44.83%
    3.1 – 3.5% 10 17.24%
    3.6 – 4.0% 3 5.17%
    4.1 – 4.5% 2 3.45%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 3 5.17%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 5.17%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 40 68.97%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 10 17.24%
    Salary freeze in place except for high performers 3 5.17%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 46 82.14%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 9 16.07%
    Other: (Please specify) 1 1.79%
    Question Respondents: 56
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 25 24.75% 44.64%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 52 51.49% 92.86%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 20 19.80% 35.71%
    Other 4 3.96% 7.14%
    Question Respondents: 101100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 16 27.59%
    in past 12 months 20 34.48%
    two years ago 4 6.90%
    more than two years ago 8 13.79%
    never have 4 6.90%
    N/A or unsure 6 10.34%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 20 18.52% 34.48%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 21 19.44% 36.21%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 25 23.15% 43.10%
    We use free salary data 24 22.22% 41.38%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 10 9.26% 17.24%
    No set resource 8 7.41% 13.79%
    Question Respondents: 108100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 23 39.66%
    No 12 20.69%
    Stayed the same 23 39.66%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 1.72%
    0.1-2% 4 6.90%
    2.1-4% 9 15.52%
    4.1-6% 5 8.62%
    6.1-8% 2 3.45%
    8.1-10% 9 15.52%
    10.1-12% 8 13.79%
    12.1-14% 4 6.90%
    14.1-16% 2 3.45%
    16.1-18% 1 1.72%
    18.1-20% 0 0.00%
    20+% 13 22.41%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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% 8 14.04%
    11-20% 4 7.02%
    21-30% 2 3.51%
    31-40% 2 3.51%
    41-50% 5 8.77%
    51-60% 1 1.75%
    61-70% 7 12.28%
    71-80% 14 24.56%
    81-90% 11 19.30%
    91-100% 3 5.26%
    Question Respondents: 57
  • 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
    1 1.72%
    1 1.72%
    4 6.90%
    5 8.62%
    3 5.17%
    15 25.86%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    12 20.69%
    41
    Middle Management
    1 1.72%
    5 8.62%
    7 12.07%
    7 12.07%
    11 18.97%
    8 13.79%
    0 0.00%
    2 3.45%
    8 13.79%
    49
    Sales Staff
    1 1.72%
    5 8.62%
    7 12.07%
    8 13.79%
    8 13.79%
    4 6.90%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    18 31.03%
    51
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    1 1.72%
    10 17.24%
    11 18.97%
    13 22.41%
    7 12.07%
    5 8.62%
    0 0.00%
    1 1.72%
    5 8.62%
    53
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    11 18.97%
    19 32.76%
    10 17.24%
    8 13.79%
    2 3.45%
    1 1.72%
    0 0.00%
    3 5.17%
    3 5.17%
    57
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 27 46.55%
    No 31 53.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 18 66.67%
    Every 2 years 6 22.22%
    Every 3 years 2 7.41%
    More than every 3 years 1 3.70%
    Question Respondents: 27
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 20 34.48% 74.07%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 6 10.34% 22.22%
    Productivity 6 10.34% 22.22%
    Staff retention 11 18.97% 40.74%
    Management review 11 18.97% 40.74%
    Other (please specify) 4 6.90% 14.81%
    Question Respondents: 58100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 32 55.17%
    Decrease 4 6.90%
    Stay the same 22 37.93%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 25 56.82% 78.13%
    Natural growth 9 20.45% 28.13%
    Acquisition/Merger 9 20.45% 28.13%
    Other (please specify) 1 2.27% 3.13%
    Question Respondents: 44100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 6 18.75%
    6-10 6 18.75%
    10-50 13 40.63%
    50-100 4 12.50%
    100+ 3 9.38%
    None 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 32
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 46 79.31%
    No 12 20.69%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 37 63.79%
    No 10 17.24%
    Unsure 11 18.97%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 12 20.69%
    Decreased 10 17.24%
    Stayed the same 36 62.07%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 18.49% 37.93%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 3 2.52% 5.17%
    HR 37 31.09% 63.79%
    Committee/advisory group/council 6 5.04% 10.34%
    President or CEO 19 15.97% 32.76%
    Senior Management 19 15.97% 32.76%
    Board of Directors 8 6.72% 13.79%
    COO or CFO 5 4.20% 8.62%
    No Response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 119100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 27 19.85% 46.55%
    Community involvement/outreach 12 8.82% 20.69%
    Business objectives/goals 12 8.82% 20.69%
    Retention 12 8.82% 20.69%
    Leadership development 15 11.03% 25.86%
    Culture awareness/events 19 13.97% 32.76%
    Company programs or policies 17 12.50% 29.31%
    No Response 22 16.18% 37.93%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 136100.00%
  • 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 45 10.69% 77.59%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 32 7.60% 55.17%
    Providing job-specific training 38 9.03% 65.52%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 30 7.13% 51.72%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 36 8.55% 62.07%
    Relationships with coworkers 45 10.69% 77.59%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 24 5.70% 41.38%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 23 5.46% 39.66%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 14 3.33% 24.14%
    Strong leadership 34 8.08% 58.62%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 39 9.26% 67.24%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 35 8.31% 60.34%
    Transparency 26 6.18% 44.83%
    Question Respondents: 421100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 39 67.24%
    No 19 32.76%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 22 56.41%
    31-60 days 6 15.38%
    61-90 days 9 23.08%
    More than 90 days 2 5.13%
    Question Respondents: 39
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 16 7.55% 28.07%
    Online/ e-learning 23 10.85% 40.35%
    Computer based training 18 8.49% 31.58%
    Hands-on training 46 21.70% 80.70%
    Interactive training 24 11.32% 42.11%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 25 11.79% 43.86%
    Job Shadowing 34 16.04% 59.65%
    Cross Training 24 11.32% 42.11%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 0.94% 3.51%
    Question Respondents: 212100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 1 1.72%
    % of total revenue 1 1.72%
    % of net profit 1 1.72%
    Based on number of employees 11 18.97%
    On as needed basis 41 70.69%
    We do not offer training to employees 2 3.45%
    Other 1 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 30 13.51% 51.72%
    Study leave 1 0.45% 1.72%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 24 10.81% 41.38%
    Mandatory training 32 14.41% 55.17%
    Certificate courses 25 11.26% 43.10%
    Orientation/induction 32 14.41% 55.17%
    Scholarships 9 4.05% 15.52%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 14 6.31% 24.14%
    Formal/accredited training 14 6.31% 24.14%
    Cross training 35 15.77% 60.34%
    Other (please specify) 4 1.80% 6.90%
    None 2 0.90% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 222100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 10 12.35% 17.24%
    Succession Planning 32 39.51% 55.17%
    External Rotation 3 3.70% 5.17%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 7 8.64% 12.07%
    Apprenticeship 9 11.11% 15.52%
    Other (please specify) 2 2.47% 3.45%
    None 18 22.22% 31.03%
    Question Respondents: 81100.00%
  • 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 26 13.68% 44.83%
    Bonus 40 21.05% 68.97%
    Remuneration 12 6.32% 20.69%
    Promotion 31 16.32% 53.45%
    Additional Benefits 15 7.89% 25.86%
    Training and Development 34 17.89% 58.62%
    Employee Recognition Programs 30 15.79% 51.72%
    None 2 1.05% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 190100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 21 36.21%
    No 31 53.45%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 6 10.34%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 4 7.27% 19.05%
    Work from home 13 23.64% 61.90%
    Compressed work week 5 9.09% 23.81%
    Flexibility in schedule 15 27.27% 71.43%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 7 12.73% 33.33%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 10 18.18% 47.62%
    Other (please specify) 1 1.82% 4.76%
    Question Respondents: 55100.00%
  • Which approaches of flex staffing are utilized by your organization to meet staffing needs? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    On-call staff 6 5.56% 10.34%
    Temporary agencies 24 22.22% 41.38%
    Contractors 22 20.37% 37.93%
    Employment of part-time staff 17 15.74% 29.31%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 18 16.67% 31.03%
    We do not use flex staffing 20 18.52% 34.48%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.93% 1.72%
    Question Respondents: 108100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 8 13.79%
    Less than 3 months per year 18 31.03%
    3 to 9 months per year 18 31.03%
    More than 9 months per year 14 24.14%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 10 17.24%
    Decrease 4 6.90%
    Stay the same 44 75.86%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 22 37.93%
    No 36 62.07%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 0 0.00%
    1 to 3 months 7 31.82%
    3 to 6 months 12 54.55%
    6 to 12 months 3 13.64%
    1 to 2 years 0 0.00%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 22
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 54 93.10%
    No 4 6.90%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 44 81.48%
    No 10 18.52%
    Question Respondents: 54
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    47 87.04%
    12 22.22%
    0 0.00%
    9 16.67%
    13 24.07%
    1 1.85%
    1 1.85%
    83
    Middle Management
    44 81.48%
    9 16.67%
    0 0.00%
    6 11.11%
    7 12.96%
    1 1.85%
    3 5.56%
    70
    Sales Staff
    33 61.11%
    8 14.81%
    13 24.07%
    4 7.41%
    3 5.56%
    1 1.85%
    8 14.81%
    70
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    41 75.93%
    8 14.81%
    1 1.85%
    5 9.26%
    3 5.56%
    0 0.00%
    4 7.41%
    62
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    38 70.37%
    7 12.96%
    0 0.00%
    3 5.56%
    4 7.41%
    0 0.00%
    8 14.81%
    60
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 46 29.87% 85.19%
    Individual Performance 47 30.52% 87.04%
    Team Performance 25 16.23% 46.30%
    Business Unit Performance 18 11.69% 33.33%
    Global Performance 6 3.90% 11.11%
    Company Values 11 7.14% 20.37%
    New Option 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.65% 1.85%
    Question Respondents: 154100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 42 67.74% 77.78%
    Biannually 2 3.23% 3.70%
    Quarterly 11 17.74% 20.37%
    Monthly 2 3.23% 3.70%
    Manager discretion 3 4.84% 5.56%
    Other (please specify) 2 3.23% 3.70%
    Question Respondents: 62100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 46 24.34% 79.31%
    Boost team/division performance 33 17.46% 56.90%
    Achieve business objectives 33 17.46% 56.90%
    Enhance individual performance 40 21.16% 68.97%
    Retaining top employees 37 19.58% 63.79%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 189100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 5 8.62%
    0.1-10% 6 10.34%
    11-20% 4 6.90%
    21-30% 5 8.62%
    31-40% 1 1.72%
    41-50% 4 6.90%
    51-60% 3 5.17%
    61-70% 1 1.72%
    71-80% 4 6.90%
    81-90% 5 8.62%
    91-100% 20 34.48%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 22 37.93%
    Plan to implement soon 13 22.41%
    No 23 39.66%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 29 20.28% 50.00%
    Employee Retention Practices 42 29.37% 72.41%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 12 8.39% 20.69%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 24 16.78% 41.38%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 21 14.69% 36.21%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 9 6.29% 15.52%
    None 6 4.20% 10.34%
    Question Respondents: 143100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 11 5.61% 18.97%
    Better Benefits 39 19.90% 67.24%
    Flexible Hours 17 8.67% 29.31%
    Higher Compensation 23 11.73% 39.66%
    Work from Home Option 6 3.06% 10.34%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 21 10.71% 36.21%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 18 9.18% 31.03%
    Recognition Programs 18 9.18% 31.03%
    Positive Work Culture 40 20.41% 68.97%
    None of the above 3 1.53% 5.17%
    Question Respondents: 196100.00%
  • 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 31 11.11% 53.45%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 7 2.51% 12.07%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 33 11.83% 56.90%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 35 12.54% 60.34%
    College / University Recruiting 29 10.39% 50.00%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 17 6.09% 29.31%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 42 15.05% 72.41%
    Other Referrals and Networks 14 5.02% 24.14%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 17 6.09% 29.31%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 10 3.58% 17.24%
    Twitter 4 1.43% 6.90%
    Facebook 19 6.81% 32.76%
    LInkedIn 21 7.53% 36.21%
    Question Respondents: 279100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 41 70.69%
    Do not use 11 18.97%
    Plan to begin using 6 10.34%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 26 28.89% 63.41%
    Facebook 31 34.44% 75.61%
    Twitter 16 17.78% 39.02%
    Google + 1 1.11% 2.44%
    YouTube 4 4.44% 9.76%
    Blogs 2 2.22% 4.88%
    Instagram 8 8.89% 19.51%
    Vimeo 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Pinterest 1 1.11% 2.44%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 1.11% 2.44%
    Question Respondents: 90100.00%
  • 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 33 20.63% 56.90%
    Reference Check 35 21.88% 60.34%
    Employment Verification 26 16.25% 44.83%
    Credit History Screen 11 6.88% 18.97%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 36 22.50% 62.07%
    Social Media Screen 8 5.00% 13.79%
    None of the above 6 3.75% 10.34%
    Other 5 3.13% 8.62%
    Question Respondents: 160100.00%
  • 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) 10 13.51% 17.24%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 14 18.92% 24.14%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 10 13.51% 17.24%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 12 16.22% 20.69%
    None of the above 28 37.84% 48.28%
    Question Respondents: 74100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 35 22.73% 60.34%
    Turnover - Involuntary 18 11.69% 31.03%
    Retirements 16 10.39% 27.59%
    Recruitment Difficulties 32 20.78% 55.17%
    Changing Job Market 22 14.29% 37.93%
    Need for different skills/classifications 18 11.69% 31.03%
    Leadership Vacancies 11 7.14% 18.97%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.30% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 154100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 34 31.78% 58.62%
    Applicants do not have required skills 33 30.84% 56.90%
    Applicants do not have required experience 27 25.23% 46.55%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 6 5.61% 10.34%
    Other (Please Specify) 7 6.54% 12.07%
    Question Respondents: 107100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 21 17.36% 36.21%
    Middle Management 32 26.45% 55.17%
    Sales Staff 15 12.40% 25.86%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 23 19.01% 39.66%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 30 24.79% 51.72%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 121100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 20 17.24% 34.48%
    Marketing 10 8.62% 17.24%
    Technical 27 23.28% 46.55%
    General Management 13 11.21% 22.41%
    Finance and Accounting 15 12.93% 25.86%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 28 24.14% 48.28%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 1 0.86% 1.72%
    Other: (please specify) 2 1.72% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 116100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 24 41.38%
    No 34 58.62%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 39 23.64% 67.24%
    Associate's Degree 29 17.58% 50.00%
    Bachelor's Degree 47 28.48% 81.03%
    Master's Degree 20 12.12% 34.48%
    PhD / Doctorate 13 7.88% 22.41%
    Certification 12 7.27% 20.69%
    Other (Please Specify) 5 3.03% 8.62%
    Question Respondents: 165100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 8 15.69% 33.33%
    Competition for talent 14 27.45% 58.33%
    Career progression/succession planning 17 33.33% 70.83%
    Lack of quality applicants 6 11.76% 25.00%
    Turnover 4 7.84% 16.67%
    Other (please specify) 2 3.92% 8.33%
    No response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 51100.00%
  • 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 9.38% 25.00%
    IT 3 4.69% 12.50%
    Sales 11 17.19% 45.83%
    Marketing 5 7.81% 20.83%
    Production 16 25.00% 66.67%
    Logistics 7 10.94% 29.17%
    Warehouse 7 10.94% 29.17%
    Research 7 10.94% 29.17%
    No Response 2 3.13% 8.33%
    Question Respondents: 64100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 32 19.88% 55.17%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 21 13.04% 36.21%
    Rotational Program 6 3.73% 10.34%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 10 6.21% 17.24%
    College / University Recruiting 39 24.22% 67.24%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 11 6.83% 18.97%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 14 8.70% 24.14%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 6 3.73% 10.34%
    Scholarships and Grants 10 6.21% 17.24%
    No Response 12 7.45% 20.69%
    Question Respondents: 161100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 5 8.62%
    1-5% 29 50.00%
    6-10% 12 20.69%
    11-15% 6 10.34%
    16-20% 2 3.45%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 4 6.90%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • 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 12 4.96% 20.69%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 17 7.02% 29.31%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 7 2.89% 12.07%
    Immigration 17 7.02% 29.31%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 24 9.92% 41.38%
    Competing for talent/ recruiting difficulties 41 16.94% 70.69%
    Ethics and compliance issues 8 3.31% 13.79%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 14 5.79% 24.14%
    Employee training and development 31 12.81% 53.45%
    Decreased budget 12 4.96% 20.69%
    Lack of support from leadership 9 3.72% 15.52%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 19 7.85% 32.76%
    Employee retention 31 12.81% 53.45%
    Question Respondents: 242100.00%
  • 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 24 26.37% 41.38%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 12 13.19% 20.69%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 12 13.19% 20.69%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 18 19.78% 31.03%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 11 12.09% 18.97%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 12 13.19% 20.69%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 2 2.20% 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 91100.00%