Welcome to the Agribusiness HR Review

2020 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 12 15.00%
    Crop Production 7 8.75%
    Commodities and Trading 7 8.75%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 5 6.25%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 6 7.50%
    Animal Health 1 1.25%
    Feed Nutrition 4 5.00%
    Animal Production - Beef 1 1.25%
    Animal Production - Dairy 3 3.75%
    Animal Production - Swine 5 6.25%
    Animal Production - Poultry 3 3.75%
    Animal Production - Other 0 0.00%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 4 5.00%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 2 2.50%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 12 15.00%
    Precision Ag 1 1.25%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 1 1.25%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 0 0.00%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 1 1.25%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 4 5.00%
    Government Policy and Legal 0 0.00%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 1 1.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 23 28.75%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 21 26.25%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 21 26.25%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 4 5.00%
    More than $1 Billion 11 13.75%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 3 3.75%
    Private Sector – privately held 53 66.25%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 6 7.50%
    Public Sector/Government 2 2.50%
    Cooperative 15 18.75%
    Other (Please specify): 1 1.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 4 5.00%
    11-30 3 3.75%
    31-100 23 28.75%
    101-400 28 35.00%
    401-1000 11 13.75%
    1001-5000 8 10.00%
    5000+ 3 3.75%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 6 7.50%
    1 to 50 21 26.25%
    1 to 100 29 36.25%
    1 to 150 12 15.00%
    1 to 200 4 5.00%
    1 to 250 3 3.75%
    Greater than 1 to 250 5 6.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • How has staffing within your organization been affected from COVID-19? Please select all that applyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Furloughs – temporary layoffs 3 3.53% 3.75%
    Layoff - with intention to rehire 2 2.35% 2.50%
    Reduction in force -no intention to rehire 0 0.00% 0.00%
    We have not made staffing changes 65 76.47% 81.25%
    Increased hiring of temporary employees 6 7.06% 7.50%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 9 10.59% 11.25%
    Question Respondents: 85100.00%
  • 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 9 12.00% 11.25%
    Employee base pay increases 4 5.33% 5.00%
    Employee base pay reduction 1 1.33% 1.25%
    Reduced or eliminated bonus structure 1 1.33% 1.25%
    We have not made changes 57 76.00% 71.25%
    We have implemented a salary freeze 3 4.00% 3.75%
    Question Respondents: 75100.00%
  • As a result of COVID-19 will your organization implement 2020 merit increases? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, merit increases were implemented before the pandemic 26 32.50%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increases will be reduced 0 0.00%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increase amounts for 2020 were increased 1 1.25%
    No change in merit increase amounts for 2020 30 37.50%
    No, we will not implement 2020 merit increases 8 10.00%
    Undecided 15 18.75%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Has the timeline for 2020 merit increases been impacted by COVID-19? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, 2020 merit increases have been delayed 6 7.50%
    No, 2020 merit increases have already been given 23 28.75%
    No, 2020 merit increase will be given as planned 34 42.50%
    Undecided 11 13.75%
    We are not implementing merit increases 6 7.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 7 6.86% 8.75%
    Additional allowances to cover work from home expenses (phone/ internet, etc.) 8 7.84% 10.00%
    Additional options to work from home/flex schedules 21 20.59% 26.25%
    Additional paid time off 8 7.84% 10.00%
    Reduced paid time off 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Reduced health plan/wellness program offerings 0 0.00% 0.00%
    We do not anticipate making changes 47 46.08% 58.75%
    Undecided 11 10.78% 13.75%
    Question Respondents: 102100.00%
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 68 85.00%
    Twice a year 2 2.50%
    Rolling (continuous) 5 6.25%
    Every other year 1 1.25%
    More than two years 0 0.00%
    Salaries not reviewed 4 5.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 24 10.96% 31.58%
    February 18 8.22% 23.68%
    March 15 6.85% 19.74%
    April 17 7.76% 22.37%
    May 13 5.94% 17.11%
    June 18 8.22% 23.68%
    July 21 9.59% 27.63%
    August 14 6.39% 18.42%
    September 17 7.76% 22.37%
    October 20 9.13% 26.32%
    November 19 8.68% 25.00%
    December 23 10.50% 30.26%
    Question Respondents: 219100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 33 14.73% 43.42%
    February 20 8.93% 26.32%
    March 22 9.82% 28.95%
    April 20 8.93% 26.32%
    May 19 8.48% 25.00%
    June 18 8.04% 23.68%
    July 20 8.93% 26.32%
    August 16 7.14% 21.05%
    September 15 6.70% 19.74%
    October 16 7.14% 21.05%
    November 13 5.80% 17.11%
    December 12 5.36% 15.79%
    Question Respondents: 224100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 68 85.00%
    No 12 15.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What was the average increase received by employees during the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    0.1 - 0.5% 0 0.00%
    0.6 – 1.0% 1 1.47%
    1.1 – 1.5% 2 2.94%
    1.6 – 2.0% 5 7.35%
    2.1 – 2.5% 7 10.29%
    2.6 – 3.0% 27 39.71%
    3.1 – 3.5% 14 20.59%
    3.6 – 4.0% 8 11.76%
    4.1 – 4.5% 1 1.47%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 3 4.41%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 18 26.47%
    0.1-1% 1 1.47%
    1.1-2% 6 8.82%
    2.1-3% 18 26.47%
    3.1-4% 15 22.06%
    4.1-5% 4 5.88%
    5.1-10% 4 5.88%
    More than 10% 2 2.94%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 2 2.94%
    0.1-1% 3 4.41%
    1.1-2% 8 11.76%
    2.1-3% 26 38.24%
    3.1-4% 22 32.35%
    4.1-5% 3 4.41%
    5.1-10% 3 4.41%
    More than 10% 1 1.47%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 15 22.06%
    0.1-1% 2 2.94%
    1.1-2% 7 10.29%
    2.1-3% 22 32.35%
    3.1-4% 16 23.53%
    4.1-5% 3 4.41%
    5.1-10% 2 2.94%
    More than 10% 1 1.47%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 2 2.94%
    0.1-1% 2 2.94%
    1.1-2% 9 13.24%
    2.1-3% 28 41.18%
    3.1-4% 22 32.35%
    4.1-5% 1 1.47%
    5.1-10% 3 4.41%
    More than 10% 1 1.47%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 4.41%
    0.1-1% 2 2.94%
    1.1-2% 8 11.76%
    2.1-3% 32 47.06%
    3.1-4% 17 25.00%
    4.1-5% 2 2.94%
    5.1-10% 4 5.88%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 68
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 35 43.75%
    Yes, some staff 31 38.75%
    No 14 17.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 9 11.25%
    0.1% - 0.5% 0 0.00%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 4 5.00%
    1.6% - 2.0% 8 10.00%
    2.1 - 2.5% 11 13.75%
    2.6 – 3.0% 29 36.25%
    3.1 – 3.5% 11 13.75%
    3.6 – 4.0% 5 6.25%
    4.1 – 4.5% 0 0.00%
    4.6 – 5.0% 1 1.25%
    More than 5% 2 2.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 35 43.75%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 27 33.75%
    Salary increase for high performers only 8 10.00%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 10 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 59 89.39%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 7 10.61%
    Other: (Please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 66
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 34 30.36% 51.52%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 60 53.57% 90.91%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 17 15.18% 25.76%
    Other 1 0.89% 1.52%
    Question Respondents: 112100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 16 20.00%
    in past 12 months 22 27.50%
    two years ago 14 17.50%
    more than two years ago 9 11.25%
    never have 10 12.50%
    N/A or unsure 9 11.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 30 17.44% 37.50%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 33 19.19% 41.25%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 34 19.77% 42.50%
    We use free salary data 41 23.84% 51.25%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 19 11.05% 23.75%
    No set resource 15 8.72% 18.75%
    Question Respondents: 172100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 29 36.25%
    No 19 23.75%
    Stayed the same 32 40.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.00%
    0.1-2% 7 8.75%
    2.1-4% 6 7.50%
    4.1-6% 6 7.50%
    6.1-8% 4 5.00%
    8.1-10% 7 8.75%
    10.1-12% 6 7.50%
    12.1-14% 4 5.00%
    14.1-16% 5 6.25%
    16.1-18% 6 7.50%
    18.1-20% 5 6.25%
    20+% 20 25.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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% 13 17.11%
    11-20% 6 7.89%
    21-30% 2 2.63%
    31-40% 4 5.26%
    41-50% 2 2.63%
    51-60% 8 10.53%
    61-70% 5 6.58%
    71-80% 11 14.47%
    81-90% 16 21.05%
    91-100% 9 11.84%
    Question Respondents: 76
  • 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
    3 3.75%
    3 3.75%
    2 2.50%
    5 6.25%
    7 8.75%
    14 17.50%
    17 21.25%
    0 0.00%
    29 36.25%
    80
    Middle Management
    2 2.50%
    1 1.25%
    15 18.75%
    17 21.25%
    15 18.75%
    10 12.50%
    6 7.50%
    0 0.00%
    14 17.50%
    80
    Sales Staff
    3 3.75%
    4 5.00%
    12 15.00%
    13 16.25%
    11 13.75%
    5 6.25%
    6 7.50%
    1 1.25%
    25 31.25%
    80
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    2 2.50%
    9 11.25%
    22 27.50%
    21 26.25%
    11 13.75%
    5 6.25%
    1 1.25%
    0 0.00%
    9 11.25%
    80
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    16 20.00%
    23 28.75%
    17 21.25%
    9 11.25%
    5 6.25%
    4 5.00%
    3 3.75%
    0 0.00%
    3 3.75%
    80
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 31 38.75%
    No 49 61.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 20 64.52%
    Every 2 years 9 29.03%
    Every 3 years 2 6.45%
    More than every 3 years 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 31
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 17 31.48% 54.84%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 16 29.63% 51.61%
    Productivity 4 7.41% 12.90%
    Staff retention 9 16.67% 29.03%
    Management review 8 14.81% 25.81%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 54100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 41 51.25%
    Decrease 3 3.75%
    Stay the same 36 45.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 28 45.90% 68.29%
    Natural growth 21 34.43% 51.22%
    Acquisition/Merger 11 18.03% 26.83%
    Other (please specify) 1 1.64% 2.44%
    Question Respondents: 61100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 11 26.83%
    6-10 10 24.39%
    10-50 12 29.27%
    50-100 1 2.44%
    100+ 6 14.63%
    None 1 2.44%
    Question Respondents: 41
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 64 80.00%
    No 16 20.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 48 60.00%
    No 12 15.00%
    Unsure 20 25.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 20 25.00%
    Decreased 11 13.75%
    Stayed the same 49 61.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 36 28.13% 45.00%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 2 1.56% 2.50%
    HR 41 32.03% 51.25%
    Committee/advisory group/council 2 1.56% 2.50%
    President or CEO 17 13.28% 21.25%
    Senior Management 17 13.28% 21.25%
    Board of Directors 4 3.13% 5.00%
    COO or CFO 3 2.34% 3.75%
    No Response 5 3.91% 6.25%
    Other 1 0.78% 1.25%
    Question Respondents: 128100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 30 18.87% 37.50%
    Community involvement/outreach 18 11.32% 22.50%
    Business objectives/goals 13 8.18% 16.25%
    Retention 9 5.66% 11.25%
    Leadership development 15 9.43% 18.75%
    Culture awareness/events 18 11.32% 22.50%
    Company programs or policies 20 12.58% 25.00%
    No Response 35 22.01% 43.75%
    Other 1 0.63% 1.25%
    Question Respondents: 159100.00%
  • 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 65 11.67% 81.25%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 34 6.10% 42.50%
    Providing job-specific training 45 8.08% 56.25%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 43 7.72% 53.75%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 57 10.23% 71.25%
    Relationships with coworkers 57 10.23% 71.25%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 26 4.67% 32.50%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 24 4.31% 30.00%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 10 1.80% 12.50%
    Strong leadership 46 8.26% 57.50%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 60 10.77% 75.00%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 46 8.26% 57.50%
    Transparency 44 7.90% 55.00%
    Question Respondents: 557100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 58 72.50%
    No 22 27.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 34 58.62%
    31-60 days 12 20.69%
    61-90 days 10 17.24%
    More than 90 days 2 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 58
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 27 9.64% 35.53%
    Online/ e-learning 38 13.57% 50.00%
    Computer based training 28 10.00% 36.84%
    Hands-on training 60 21.43% 78.95%
    Interactive training 24 8.57% 31.58%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 33 11.79% 43.42%
    Job Shadowing 33 11.79% 43.42%
    Cross Training 34 12.14% 44.74%
    Other (Please Specify) 3 1.07% 3.95%
    Question Respondents: 280100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 3 3.75%
    % of total revenue 0 0.00%
    % of net profit 1 1.25%
    Based on number of employees 9 11.25%
    On as needed basis 61 76.25%
    We do not offer training to employees 2 2.50%
    Other 4 5.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 51 15.89% 63.75%
    Study leave 2 0.62% 2.50%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 32 9.97% 40.00%
    Mandatory training 49 15.26% 61.25%
    Certificate courses 39 12.15% 48.75%
    Orientation/induction 42 13.08% 52.50%
    Scholarships 12 3.74% 15.00%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 15 4.67% 18.75%
    Formal/accredited training 15 4.67% 18.75%
    Cross training 55 17.13% 68.75%
    Other (please specify) 4 1.25% 5.00%
    None 5 1.56% 6.25%
    Question Respondents: 321100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 14 13.73% 17.50%
    Succession Planning 44 43.14% 55.00%
    External Rotation 1 0.98% 1.25%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 6 5.88% 7.50%
    Apprenticeship 6 5.88% 7.50%
    Other (please specify) 1 0.98% 1.25%
    None 30 29.41% 37.50%
    Question Respondents: 102100.00%
  • 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 31 12.20% 38.75%
    Bonus 57 22.44% 71.25%
    Remuneration 18 7.09% 22.50%
    Promotion 43 16.93% 53.75%
    Additional Benefits 11 4.33% 13.75%
    Training and Development 46 18.11% 57.50%
    Employee Recognition Programs 41 16.14% 51.25%
    None 7 2.76% 8.75%
    Question Respondents: 254100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 27 33.75%
    No 44 55.00%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 9 11.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 1 1.43% 3.70%
    Work from home 19 27.14% 70.37%
    Compressed work week 7 10.00% 25.93%
    Flexibility in schedule 18 25.71% 66.67%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 9 12.86% 33.33%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 16 22.86% 59.26%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 70100.00%
  • 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 4.51% 7.50%
    Temporary agencies 28 21.05% 35.00%
    Contractors 19 14.29% 23.75%
    Employment of part-time staff 25 18.80% 31.25%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 26 19.55% 32.50%
    We do not use flex staffing 29 21.80% 36.25%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 133100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 19 23.75%
    Less than 3 months per year 30 37.50%
    3 to 9 months per year 20 25.00%
    More than 9 months per year 11 13.75%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 9 11.25%
    Decrease 7 8.75%
    Stay the same 64 80.00%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 29 36.25%
    No 51 63.75%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 0 0.00%
    1 to 3 months 8 27.59%
    3 to 6 months 9 31.03%
    6 to 12 months 10 34.48%
    1 to 2 years 1 3.45%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 1 3.45%
    Question Respondents: 29
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 70 87.50%
    No 10 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 55 78.57%
    No 15 21.43%
    Question Respondents: 70
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    52 74.29%
    23 32.86%
    1 1.43%
    11 15.71%
    15 21.43%
    1 1.43%
    8 11.43%
    111
    Middle Management
    56 80.00%
    20 28.57%
    0 0.00%
    4 5.71%
    7 10.00%
    1 1.43%
    8 11.43%
    96
    Sales Staff
    47 67.14%
    13 18.57%
    18 25.71%
    1 1.43%
    1 1.43%
    0 0.00%
    12 17.14%
    92
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    53 75.71%
    18 25.71%
    1 1.43%
    3 4.29%
    5 7.14%
    2 2.86%
    8 11.43%
    90
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    49 70.00%
    19 27.14%
    2 2.86%
    2 2.86%
    4 5.71%
    2 2.86%
    10 14.29%
    88
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 59 31.22% 84.29%
    Individual Performance 55 29.10% 78.57%
    Team Performance 28 14.81% 40.00%
    Business Unit Performance 25 13.23% 35.71%
    Global Performance 6 3.17% 8.57%
    Company Values 9 4.76% 12.86%
    Multiple Structures 4 2.12% 5.71%
    Other (please specify) 3 1.59% 4.29%
    Question Respondents: 189100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 55 68.75% 78.57%
    Biannually 6 7.50% 8.57%
    Quarterly 9 11.25% 12.86%
    Monthly 2 2.50% 2.86%
    Manager discretion 8 10.00% 11.43%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 80100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 50 20.58% 62.50%
    Boost team/division performance 45 18.52% 56.25%
    Achieve business objectives 54 22.22% 67.50%
    Enhance individual performance 40 16.46% 50.00%
    Retaining top employees 52 21.40% 65.00%
    Other (please specify) 2 0.82% 2.50%
    Question Respondents: 243100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 3 3.75%
    0.1-10% 10 12.50%
    11-20% 5 6.25%
    21-30% 2 2.50%
    31-40% 2 2.50%
    41-50% 4 5.00%
    51-60% 2 2.50%
    61-70% 3 3.75%
    71-80% 6 7.50%
    81-90% 9 11.25%
    91-100% 34 42.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 23 28.75%
    Plan to implement soon 7 8.75%
    No 50 62.50%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 33 18.54% 41.25%
    Employee Retention Practices 46 25.84% 57.50%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 8 4.49% 10.00%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 16 8.99% 20.00%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 29 16.29% 36.25%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 20 11.24% 25.00%
    Hiring external recruiters 12 6.74% 15.00%
    None 14 7.87% 17.50%
    Question Respondents: 178100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 9 2.87% 11.25%
    Better Benefits 57 18.15% 71.25%
    Flexible Hours 14 4.46% 17.50%
    Higher Compensation 32 10.19% 40.00%
    Work from Home Option 13 4.14% 16.25%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 25 7.96% 31.25%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 14 4.46% 17.50%
    Recognition Programs 24 7.64% 30.00%
    Positive Work Culture 63 20.06% 78.75%
    Safe and healthy work environment 58 18.47% 72.50%
    None of the above 5 1.59% 6.25%
    Question Respondents: 314100.00%
  • 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 52 13.61% 65.00%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 10 2.62% 12.50%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 39 10.21% 48.75%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 50 13.09% 62.50%
    College / University Recruiting 35 9.16% 43.75%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 18 4.71% 22.50%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 64 16.75% 80.00%
    Other Referrals and Networks 17 4.45% 21.25%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 20 5.24% 25.00%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 12 3.14% 15.00%
    Twitter 4 1.05% 5.00%
    Facebook 26 6.81% 32.50%
    LInkedIn 35 9.16% 43.75%
    Question Respondents: 382100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 65 81.25%
    Do not use 10 12.50%
    Plan to begin using 5 6.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 54 34.62% 83.08%
    Facebook 51 32.69% 78.46%
    Twitter 26 16.67% 40.00%
    Google + 0 0.00% 0.00%
    YouTube 7 4.49% 10.77%
    Blogs 1 0.64% 1.54%
    Instagram 14 8.97% 21.54%
    Vimeo 1 0.64% 1.54%
    Pinterest 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 1.28% 3.08%
    Question Respondents: 156100.00%
  • 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 50 22.62% 62.50%
    Reference Check 53 23.98% 66.25%
    Employment Verification 34 15.38% 42.50%
    Credit History Screen 14 6.33% 17.50%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 50 22.62% 62.50%
    Social Media Screen 12 5.43% 15.00%
    None of the above 6 2.71% 7.50%
    Other 2 0.90% 2.50%
    Question Respondents: 221100.00%
  • 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 10.20% 12.50%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 29 29.59% 36.25%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 9 9.18% 11.25%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 15 15.31% 18.75%
    None of the above 35 35.71% 43.75%
    Question Respondents: 98100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 52 27.08% 65.00%
    Turnover - Involuntary 19 9.90% 23.75%
    Retirements 30 15.63% 37.50%
    Recruitment Difficulties 37 19.27% 46.25%
    Changing Job Market 20 10.42% 25.00%
    Need for different skills/classifications 19 9.90% 23.75%
    Leadership Vacancies 6 3.13% 7.50%
    COVID-19 7 3.65% 8.75%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.04% 2.50%
    Question Respondents: 192100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 34 23.78% 42.50%
    Applicants do not have required skills 50 34.97% 62.50%
    Applicants do not have required experience 35 24.48% 43.75%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 3 2.10% 3.75%
    Complications in hiring due to COVID-19 6 4.20% 7.50%
    We have not experienced recruiting difficulties 11 7.69% 13.75%
    Other (Please Specify) 4 2.80% 5.00%
    Question Respondents: 143100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 20 15.15% 25.00%
    Middle Management 16 12.12% 20.00%
    Sales Staff 22 16.67% 27.50%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 22 16.67% 27.50%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 46 34.85% 57.50%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 6 4.55% 7.50%
    Question Respondents: 132100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 23 17.42% 28.75%
    Marketing 4 3.03% 5.00%
    Technical 32 24.24% 40.00%
    General Management 11 8.33% 13.75%
    Finance and Accounting 9 6.82% 11.25%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 41 31.06% 51.25%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 6 4.55% 7.50%
    Other: (please specify) 6 4.55% 7.50%
    Question Respondents: 132100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 19 23.75%
    No 61 76.25%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 57 27.94% 71.25%
    Associate's Degree 37 18.14% 46.25%
    Bachelor's Degree 65 31.86% 81.25%
    Master's Degree 19 9.31% 23.75%
    PhD / Doctorate 7 3.43% 8.75%
    Certification 17 8.33% 21.25%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 0.98% 2.50%
    Question Respondents: 204100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 6 13.95% 31.58%
    Competition for talent 13 30.23% 68.42%
    Career progression/succession planning 11 25.58% 57.89%
    Lack of quality applicants 6 13.95% 31.58%
    Turnover 6 13.95% 31.58%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No response 1 2.33% 5.26%
    Question Respondents: 43100.00%
  • 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 5 14.29% 26.32%
    IT 5 14.29% 26.32%
    Sales 7 20.00% 36.84%
    Marketing 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Production 7 20.00% 36.84%
    Logistics 2 5.71% 10.53%
    Warehouse 5 14.29% 26.32%
    Research 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 4 11.43% 21.05%
    Question Respondents: 35100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 41 18.22% 51.25%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 34 15.11% 42.50%
    Rotational Program 4 1.78% 5.00%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 4 1.78% 5.00%
    College / University Recruiting 47 20.89% 58.75%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 20 8.89% 25.00%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 30 13.33% 37.50%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 10 4.44% 12.50%
    Scholarships and Grants 17 7.56% 21.25%
    No Response 18 8.00% 22.50%
    Question Respondents: 225100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.00%
    1-5% 38 47.50%
    6-10% 20 25.00%
    11-15% 11 13.75%
    16-20% 4 5.00%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 3 3.75%
    Question Respondents: 80
  • 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 19 5.40% 23.75%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 17 4.83% 21.25%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 9 2.56% 11.25%
    Immigration 15 4.26% 18.75%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 31 8.81% 38.75%
    Competing for talent 45 12.78% 56.25%
    Recruiting Difficulties 40 11.36% 50.00%
    Ethics and compliance issues 7 1.99% 8.75%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 20 5.68% 25.00%
    Employee training and development 28 7.95% 35.00%
    Decreased budget 14 3.98% 17.50%
    Lack of support from leadership 8 2.27% 10.00%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 13 3.69% 16.25%
    Employee retention 39 11.08% 48.75%
    COVID-19 24 6.82% 30.00%
    Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment 23 6.53% 28.75%
    Question Respondents: 352100.00%
  • 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 28 25.23% 35.00%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 16 14.41% 20.00%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 14 12.61% 17.50%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 28 25.23% 35.00%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 14 12.61% 17.50%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 8 7.21% 10.00%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 3 2.70% 3.75%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • Would you like to learn more about AgCareers.com products and services?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 7 8.33% 8.75%
    No 37 44.05% 46.25%
    We already utilize AgCareers.com 40 47.62% 50.00%
    Question Respondents: 84100.00%