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 11 15.94%
    Crop Production 5 7.25%
    Commodities and Trading 7 10.14%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 5 7.25%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 5 7.25%
    Animal Health 1 1.45%
    Feed Nutrition 4 5.80%
    Animal Production - Beef 1 1.45%
    Animal Production - Dairy 2 2.90%
    Animal Production - Swine 5 7.25%
    Animal Production - Poultry 3 4.35%
    Animal Production - Other 0 0.00%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 2 2.90%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 2 2.90%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 10 14.49%
    Precision Ag 0 0.00%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 1 1.45%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 0 0.00%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 1 1.45%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 3 4.35%
    Government Policy and Legal 0 0.00%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 1 1.45%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 21 30.43%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 17 24.64%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 16 23.19%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 4 5.80%
    More than $1 Billion 11 15.94%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 3 4.35%
    Private Sector – privately held 46 66.67%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 5 7.25%
    Public Sector/Government 2 2.90%
    Cooperative 12 17.39%
    Other (Please specify): 1 1.45%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 4 5.80%
    11-30 4 5.80%
    31-100 17 24.64%
    101-400 23 33.33%
    401-1000 10 14.49%
    1001-5000 8 11.59%
    5000+ 3 4.35%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 6 8.70%
    1 to 50 19 27.54%
    1 to 100 24 34.78%
    1 to 150 9 13.04%
    1 to 200 4 5.80%
    1 to 250 2 2.90%
    Greater than 1 to 250 5 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • How has staffing within your organization been affected from COVID-19? Please select all that applyResponses% ResponsesPercentage
    Furloughs – temporary layoffs 2 2.74% 2.90%
    Layoff - with intention to rehire 1 1.37% 1.45%
    Reduction in force -no intention to rehire 1 1.37% 1.45%
    We have not made staffing changes 57 78.08% 82.61%
    Increased hiring of temporary employees 5 6.85% 7.25%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 7 9.59% 10.14%
    Question Respondents: 73100.00%
  • 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 14.06% 13.04%
    Employee base pay increases 3 4.69% 4.35%
    Employee base pay reduction 1 1.56% 1.45%
    Reduced or eliminated bonus structure 1 1.56% 1.45%
    We have not made changes 47 73.44% 68.12%
    We have implemented a salary freeze 3 4.69% 4.35%
    Question Respondents: 64100.00%
  • As a result of COVID-19 will your organization implement 2020 merit increases? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, merit increases were implemented before the pandemic 23 33.33%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increases will be reduced 0 0.00%
    Yes, but 2020 merit increase amounts for 2020 were increased 0 0.00%
    No change in merit increase amounts for 2020 26 37.68%
    No, we will not implement 2020 merit increases 7 10.14%
    Undecided 13 18.84%
    Increased hiring of permanent employees 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Has the timeline for 2020 merit increases been impacted by COVID-19? ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, 2020 merit increases have been delayed 5 7.25%
    No, 2020 merit increases have already been given 19 27.54%
    No, 2020 merit increase will be given as planned 30 43.48%
    Undecided 10 14.49%
    We are not implementing merit increases 5 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 5 6.10% 7.25%
    Additional allowances to cover work from home expenses (phone/ internet, etc.) 4 4.88% 5.80%
    Additional options to work from home/flex schedules 14 17.07% 20.29%
    Additional paid time off 4 4.88% 5.80%
    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 46 56.10% 66.67%
    Undecided 9 10.98% 13.04%
    Question Respondents: 82100.00%
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 58 84.06%
    Twice a year 2 2.90%
    Rolling (continuous) 5 7.25%
    Every other year 1 1.45%
    More than two years 0 0.00%
    Salaries not reviewed 3 4.35%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 23 11.33% 34.85%
    February 18 8.87% 27.27%
    March 13 6.40% 19.70%
    April 16 7.88% 24.24%
    May 12 5.91% 18.18%
    June 16 7.88% 24.24%
    July 19 9.36% 28.79%
    August 14 6.90% 21.21%
    September 17 8.37% 25.76%
    October 17 8.37% 25.76%
    November 17 8.37% 25.76%
    December 21 10.34% 31.82%
    Question Respondents: 203100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 31 14.62% 46.97%
    February 18 8.49% 27.27%
    March 21 9.91% 31.82%
    April 18 8.49% 27.27%
    May 17 8.02% 25.76%
    June 17 8.02% 25.76%
    July 19 8.96% 28.79%
    August 15 7.08% 22.73%
    September 15 7.08% 22.73%
    October 16 7.55% 24.24%
    November 13 6.13% 19.70%
    December 12 5.66% 18.18%
    Question Respondents: 212100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 60 86.96%
    No 9 13.04%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 1.67%
    1.1 – 1.5% 3 5.00%
    1.6 – 2.0% 4 6.67%
    2.1 – 2.5% 8 13.33%
    2.6 – 3.0% 24 40.00%
    3.1 – 3.5% 11 18.33%
    3.6 – 4.0% 6 10.00%
    4.1 – 4.5% 1 1.67%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 2 3.33%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 15 25.00%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 6 10.00%
    2.1-3% 18 30.00%
    3.1-4% 13 21.67%
    4.1-5% 3 5.00%
    5.1-10% 3 5.00%
    More than 10% 2 3.33%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 5.00%
    0.1-1% 2 3.33%
    1.1-2% 7 11.67%
    2.1-3% 25 41.67%
    3.1-4% 17 28.33%
    4.1-5% 3 5.00%
    5.1-10% 2 3.33%
    More than 10% 1 1.67%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 13 21.67%
    0.1-1% 2 3.33%
    1.1-2% 7 11.67%
    2.1-3% 21 35.00%
    3.1-4% 13 21.67%
    4.1-5% 3 5.00%
    5.1-10% 1 1.67%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 5.00%
    0.1-1% 2 3.33%
    1.1-2% 8 13.33%
    2.1-3% 27 45.00%
    3.1-4% 16 26.67%
    4.1-5% 1 1.67%
    5.1-10% 2 3.33%
    More than 10% 1 1.67%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 5.00%
    0.1-1% 2 3.33%
    1.1-2% 9 15.00%
    2.1-3% 28 46.67%
    3.1-4% 13 21.67%
    4.1-5% 2 3.33%
    5.1-10% 3 5.00%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 60
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 32 46.38%
    Yes, some staff 25 36.23%
    No 12 17.39%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 8 11.59%
    0.1% - 0.5% 0 0.00%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 3 4.35%
    1.6% - 2.0% 8 11.59%
    2.1 - 2.5% 11 15.94%
    2.6 – 3.0% 26 37.68%
    3.1 – 3.5% 7 10.14%
    3.6 – 4.0% 4 5.80%
    4.1 – 4.5% 0 0.00%
    4.6 – 5.0% 1 1.45%
    More than 5% 1 1.45%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 31 44.93%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 23 33.33%
    Salary increase for high performers only 7 10.14%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 8 11.59%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 49 85.96%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 8 14.04%
    Other: (Please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 57
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 27 27.84% 47.37%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 53 54.64% 92.98%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 16 16.49% 28.07%
    Other 1 1.03% 1.75%
    Question Respondents: 97100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 14 20.29%
    in past 12 months 21 30.43%
    two years ago 11 15.94%
    more than two years ago 6 8.70%
    never have 9 13.04%
    N/A or unsure 8 11.59%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 28 18.67% 40.58%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 31 20.67% 44.93%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 30 20.00% 43.48%
    We use free salary data 34 22.67% 49.28%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 15 10.00% 21.74%
    No set resource 12 8.00% 17.39%
    Question Respondents: 150100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 25 36.23%
    No 15 21.74%
    Stayed the same 29 42.03%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.80%
    0.1-2% 6 8.70%
    2.1-4% 4 5.80%
    4.1-6% 6 8.70%
    6.1-8% 4 5.80%
    8.1-10% 5 7.25%
    10.1-12% 5 7.25%
    12.1-14% 2 2.90%
    14.1-16% 5 7.25%
    16.1-18% 6 8.70%
    18.1-20% 4 5.80%
    20+% 18 26.09%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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% 11 16.92%
    11-20% 4 6.15%
    21-30% 2 3.08%
    31-40% 4 6.15%
    41-50% 1 1.54%
    51-60% 6 9.23%
    61-70% 5 7.69%
    71-80% 9 13.85%
    81-90% 14 21.54%
    91-100% 9 13.85%
    Question Respondents: 65
  • 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
    2 2.90%
    3 4.35%
    1 1.45%
    4 5.80%
    4 5.80%
    13 18.84%
    16 23.19%
    0 0.00%
    26 37.68%
    69
    Middle Management
    2 2.90%
    1 1.45%
    12 17.39%
    13 18.84%
    13 18.84%
    10 14.49%
    6 8.70%
    0 0.00%
    12 17.39%
    69
    Sales Staff
    2 2.90%
    2 2.90%
    10 14.49%
    12 17.39%
    9 13.04%
    5 7.25%
    6 8.70%
    1 1.45%
    22 31.88%
    69
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    1 1.45%
    6 8.70%
    19 27.54%
    18 26.09%
    9 13.04%
    5 7.25%
    1 1.45%
    0 0.00%
    10 14.49%
    69
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    14 20.29%
    17 24.64%
    16 23.19%
    9 13.04%
    5 7.25%
    3 4.35%
    3 4.35%
    0 0.00%
    2 2.90%
    69
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 30 43.48%
    No 39 56.52%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 19 63.33%
    Every 2 years 8 26.67%
    Every 3 years 3 10.00%
    More than every 3 years 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 30
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 17 31.48% 56.67%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 15 27.78% 50.00%
    Productivity 4 7.41% 13.33%
    Staff retention 9 16.67% 30.00%
    Management review 9 16.67% 30.00%
    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 37 53.62%
    Decrease 2 2.90%
    Stay the same 30 43.48%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 24 44.44% 64.86%
    Natural growth 20 37.04% 54.05%
    Acquisition/Merger 10 18.52% 27.03%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 54100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 10 27.03%
    6-10 10 27.03%
    10-50 10 27.03%
    50-100 0 0.00%
    100+ 6 16.22%
    None 1 2.70%
    Question Respondents: 37
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 56 81.16%
    No 13 18.84%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 44 63.77%
    No 8 11.59%
    Unsure 17 24.64%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 17 24.64%
    Decreased 9 13.04%
    Stayed the same 43 62.32%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 29 26.13% 42.03%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 2 1.80% 2.90%
    HR 39 35.14% 56.52%
    Committee/advisory group/council 1 0.90% 1.45%
    President or CEO 14 12.61% 20.29%
    Senior Management 15 13.51% 21.74%
    Board of Directors 4 3.60% 5.80%
    COO or CFO 3 2.70% 4.35%
    No Response 3 2.70% 4.35%
    Other 1 0.90% 1.45%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 27 19.01% 39.13%
    Community involvement/outreach 16 11.27% 23.19%
    Business objectives/goals 13 9.15% 18.84%
    Retention 9 6.34% 13.04%
    Leadership development 14 9.86% 20.29%
    Culture awareness/events 17 11.97% 24.64%
    Company programs or policies 17 11.97% 24.64%
    No Response 29 20.42% 42.03%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 142100.00%
  • 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 58 11.93% 84.06%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 30 6.17% 43.48%
    Providing job-specific training 42 8.64% 60.87%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 36 7.41% 52.17%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 49 10.08% 71.01%
    Relationships with coworkers 49 10.08% 71.01%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 22 4.53% 31.88%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 18 3.70% 26.09%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 10 2.06% 14.49%
    Strong leadership 40 8.23% 57.97%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 51 10.49% 73.91%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 44 9.05% 63.77%
    Transparency 37 7.61% 53.62%
    Question Respondents: 486100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 48 69.57%
    No 21 30.43%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 28 58.33%
    31-60 days 11 22.92%
    61-90 days 7 14.58%
    More than 90 days 2 4.17%
    Question Respondents: 48
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 24 10.00% 36.36%
    Online/ e-learning 35 14.58% 53.03%
    Computer based training 24 10.00% 36.36%
    Hands-on training 52 21.67% 78.79%
    Interactive training 18 7.50% 27.27%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 28 11.67% 42.42%
    Job Shadowing 27 11.25% 40.91%
    Cross Training 30 12.50% 45.45%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 0.83% 3.03%
    Question Respondents: 240100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 2 2.90%
    % of total revenue 0 0.00%
    % of net profit 1 1.45%
    Based on number of employees 7 10.14%
    On as needed basis 55 79.71%
    We do not offer training to employees 2 2.90%
    Other 2 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 48 16.78% 69.57%
    Study leave 2 0.70% 2.90%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 27 9.44% 39.13%
    Mandatory training 45 15.73% 65.22%
    Certificate courses 36 12.59% 52.17%
    Orientation/induction 35 12.24% 50.72%
    Scholarships 13 4.55% 18.84%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 11 3.85% 15.94%
    Formal/accredited training 15 5.24% 21.74%
    Cross training 47 16.43% 68.12%
    Other (please specify) 3 1.05% 4.35%
    None 4 1.40% 5.80%
    Question Respondents: 286100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 12 13.33% 17.39%
    Succession Planning 41 45.56% 59.42%
    External Rotation 1 1.11% 1.45%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 6 6.67% 8.70%
    Apprenticeship 7 7.78% 10.14%
    Other (please specify) 1 1.11% 1.45%
    None 22 24.44% 31.88%
    Question Respondents: 90100.00%
  • 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 27 11.74% 39.13%
    Bonus 51 22.17% 73.91%
    Remuneration 17 7.39% 24.64%
    Promotion 40 17.39% 57.97%
    Additional Benefits 9 3.91% 13.04%
    Training and Development 44 19.13% 63.77%
    Employee Recognition Programs 37 16.09% 53.62%
    None 5 2.17% 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 230100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 24 34.78%
    No 38 55.07%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 7 10.14%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 1 1.61% 4.17%
    Work from home 15 24.19% 62.50%
    Compressed work week 5 8.06% 20.83%
    Flexibility in schedule 17 27.42% 70.83%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 8 12.90% 33.33%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 16 25.81% 66.67%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 62100.00%
  • 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 5.17% 8.70%
    Temporary agencies 23 19.83% 33.33%
    Contractors 18 15.52% 26.09%
    Employment of part-time staff 22 18.97% 31.88%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 22 18.97% 31.88%
    We do not use flex staffing 25 21.55% 36.23%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 116100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 18 26.09%
    Less than 3 months per year 24 34.78%
    3 to 9 months per year 17 24.64%
    More than 9 months per year 10 14.49%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 7 10.14%
    Decrease 5 7.25%
    Stay the same 57 82.61%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 26 37.68%
    No 43 62.32%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 0 0.00%
    1 to 3 months 6 23.08%
    3 to 6 months 8 30.77%
    6 to 12 months 10 38.46%
    1 to 2 years 1 3.85%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 1 3.85%
    Question Respondents: 26
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 63 91.30%
    No 6 8.70%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 48 76.19%
    No 15 23.81%
    Question Respondents: 63
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    46 73.02%
    22 34.92%
    1 1.59%
    11 17.46%
    15 23.81%
    1 1.59%
    7 11.11%
    103
    Middle Management
    50 79.37%
    18 28.57%
    0 0.00%
    4 6.35%
    8 12.70%
    1 1.59%
    8 12.70%
    89
    Sales Staff
    44 69.84%
    11 17.46%
    17 26.98%
    1 1.59%
    2 3.17%
    0 0.00%
    10 15.87%
    85
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    48 76.19%
    15 23.81%
    1 1.59%
    3 4.76%
    6 9.52%
    2 3.17%
    7 11.11%
    82
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    47 74.60%
    15 23.81%
    1 1.59%
    2 3.17%
    5 7.94%
    2 3.17%
    8 12.70%
    80
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 54 30.17% 85.71%
    Individual Performance 52 29.05% 82.54%
    Team Performance 28 15.64% 44.44%
    Business Unit Performance 24 13.41% 38.10%
    Global Performance 6 3.35% 9.52%
    Company Values 9 5.03% 14.29%
    Multiple Structures 4 2.23% 6.35%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.12% 3.17%
    Question Respondents: 179100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 51 69.86% 80.95%
    Biannually 4 5.48% 6.35%
    Quarterly 9 12.33% 14.29%
    Monthly 2 2.74% 3.17%
    Manager discretion 7 9.59% 11.11%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 73100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 44 20.28% 63.77%
    Boost team/division performance 41 18.89% 59.42%
    Achieve business objectives 49 22.58% 71.01%
    Enhance individual performance 33 15.21% 47.83%
    Retaining top employees 48 22.12% 69.57%
    Other (please specify) 2 0.92% 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 217100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 3 4.35%
    0.1-10% 8 11.59%
    11-20% 2 2.90%
    21-30% 2 2.90%
    31-40% 2 2.90%
    41-50% 4 5.80%
    51-60% 2 2.90%
    61-70% 3 4.35%
    71-80% 6 8.70%
    81-90% 7 10.14%
    91-100% 30 43.48%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 31.88%
    Plan to implement soon 7 10.14%
    No 40 57.97%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 20.75% 47.83%
    Employee Retention Practices 42 26.42% 60.87%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 6 3.77% 8.70%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 15 9.43% 21.74%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 26 16.35% 37.68%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 17 10.69% 24.64%
    Hiring external recruiters 10 6.29% 14.49%
    None 10 6.29% 14.49%
    Question Respondents: 159100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 8 2.92% 11.59%
    Better Benefits 47 17.15% 68.12%
    Flexible Hours 14 5.11% 20.29%
    Higher Compensation 29 10.58% 42.03%
    Work from Home Option 8 2.92% 11.59%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 24 8.76% 34.78%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 14 5.11% 20.29%
    Recognition Programs 21 7.66% 30.43%
    Positive Work Culture 55 20.07% 79.71%
    Safe and healthy work environment 49 17.88% 71.01%
    None of the above 5 1.82% 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 274100.00%
  • 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 46 14.02% 66.67%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 8 2.44% 11.59%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 33 10.06% 47.83%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 43 13.11% 62.32%
    College / University Recruiting 30 9.15% 43.48%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 16 4.88% 23.19%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 57 17.38% 82.61%
    Other Referrals and Networks 16 4.88% 23.19%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 16 4.88% 23.19%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 8 2.44% 11.59%
    Twitter 3 0.91% 4.35%
    Facebook 22 6.71% 31.88%
    LInkedIn 30 9.15% 43.48%
    Question Respondents: 328100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 57 82.61%
    Do not use 7 10.14%
    Plan to begin using 5 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 48 34.53% 84.21%
    Facebook 46 33.09% 80.70%
    Twitter 23 16.55% 40.35%
    Google + 0 0.00% 0.00%
    YouTube 6 4.32% 10.53%
    Blogs 1 0.72% 1.75%
    Instagram 13 9.35% 22.81%
    Vimeo 1 0.72% 1.75%
    Pinterest 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 0.72% 1.75%
    Question Respondents: 139100.00%
  • 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 43 22.40% 62.32%
    Reference Check 45 23.44% 65.22%
    Employment Verification 31 16.15% 44.93%
    Credit History Screen 11 5.73% 15.94%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 45 23.44% 65.22%
    Social Media Screen 10 5.21% 14.49%
    None of the above 6 3.13% 8.70%
    Other 1 0.52% 1.45%
    Question Respondents: 192100.00%
  • 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 11.49% 14.49%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 25 28.74% 36.23%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 9 10.34% 13.04%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 12 13.79% 17.39%
    None of the above 31 35.63% 44.93%
    Question Respondents: 87100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 47 27.98% 68.12%
    Turnover - Involuntary 19 11.31% 27.54%
    Retirements 23 13.69% 33.33%
    Recruitment Difficulties 31 18.45% 44.93%
    Changing Job Market 18 10.71% 26.09%
    Need for different skills/classifications 18 10.71% 26.09%
    Leadership Vacancies 5 2.98% 7.25%
    COVID-19 5 2.98% 7.25%
    Other (please specify) 2 1.19% 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 168100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 29 23.58% 42.03%
    Applicants do not have required skills 45 36.59% 65.22%
    Applicants do not have required experience 31 25.20% 44.93%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 3 2.44% 4.35%
    Complications in hiring due to COVID-19 4 3.25% 5.80%
    We have not experienced recruiting difficulties 9 7.32% 13.04%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 1.63% 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 123100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 16 14.81% 23.19%
    Middle Management 12 11.11% 17.39%
    Sales Staff 18 16.67% 26.09%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 18 16.67% 26.09%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 39 36.11% 56.52%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 5 4.63% 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 108100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 19 17.12% 27.54%
    Marketing 3 2.70% 4.35%
    Technical 27 24.32% 39.13%
    General Management 9 8.11% 13.04%
    Finance and Accounting 7 6.31% 10.14%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 35 31.53% 50.72%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 6 5.41% 8.70%
    Other: (please specify) 5 4.50% 7.25%
    Question Respondents: 111100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 15 21.74%
    No 54 78.26%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 49 26.92% 71.01%
    Associate's Degree 34 18.68% 49.28%
    Bachelor's Degree 56 30.77% 81.16%
    Master's Degree 17 9.34% 24.64%
    PhD / Doctorate 7 3.85% 10.14%
    Certification 17 9.34% 24.64%
    Other (Please Specify) 2 1.10% 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 182100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 5 14.29% 33.33%
    Competition for talent 11 31.43% 73.33%
    Career progression/succession planning 8 22.86% 53.33%
    Lack of quality applicants 5 14.29% 33.33%
    Turnover 5 14.29% 33.33%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No response 1 2.86% 6.67%
    Question Respondents: 35100.00%
  • 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 4 14.29% 26.67%
    IT 3 10.71% 20.00%
    Sales 6 21.43% 40.00%
    Marketing 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Production 6 21.43% 40.00%
    Logistics 2 7.14% 13.33%
    Warehouse 4 14.29% 26.67%
    Research 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 3 10.71% 20.00%
    Question Respondents: 28100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 38 18.45% 55.07%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 33 16.02% 47.83%
    Rotational Program 4 1.94% 5.80%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 4 1.94% 5.80%
    College / University Recruiting 41 19.90% 59.42%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 19 9.22% 27.54%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 28 13.59% 40.58%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 10 4.85% 14.49%
    Scholarships and Grants 16 7.77% 23.19%
    No Response 13 6.31% 18.84%
    Question Respondents: 206100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 4 5.80%
    1-5% 33 47.83%
    6-10% 18 26.09%
    11-15% 9 13.04%
    16-20% 3 4.35%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 2 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 69
  • 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 6.05% 27.54%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 15 4.78% 21.74%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 9 2.87% 13.04%
    Immigration 13 4.14% 18.84%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 29 9.24% 42.03%
    Competing for talent 42 13.38% 60.87%
    Recruiting Difficulties 33 10.51% 47.83%
    Ethics and compliance issues 6 1.91% 8.70%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 16 5.10% 23.19%
    Employee training and development 25 7.96% 36.23%
    Decreased budget 13 4.14% 18.84%
    Lack of support from leadership 7 2.23% 10.14%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 11 3.50% 15.94%
    Employee retention 35 11.15% 50.72%
    COVID-19 19 6.05% 27.54%
    Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment 22 7.01% 31.88%
    Question Respondents: 314100.00%
  • 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 26 27.37% 37.68%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 12 12.63% 17.39%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 12 12.63% 17.39%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 22 23.16% 31.88%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 13 13.68% 18.84%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 8 8.42% 11.59%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 2 2.11% 2.90%
    Question Respondents: 95100.00%
  • Would you like to learn more about AgCareers.com products and services?Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 5 7.04% 7.25%
    No 33 46.48% 47.83%
    We already utilize AgCareers.com 33 46.48% 47.83%
    Question Respondents: 71100.00%