Welcome to the Agribusiness HR Review

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 0 0.00%
    Crop Production 1 11.11%
    Commodities and Trading 2 22.22%
    Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology 0 0.00%
    Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer 0 0.00%
    Animal Health 0 0.00%
    Feed Nutrition 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Beef 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Dairy 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Swine 2 22.22%
    Animal Production - Poultry 0 0.00%
    Animal Production - Other 0 0.00%
    Food & Beverage Products and Processing 0 0.00%
    Produce & Produce Related Services 0 0.00%
    Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical 0 0.00%
    Precision Ag 0 0.00%
    Energy, Biofuels and Alternative Energy 0 0.00%
    Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry 0 0.00%
    Horticulture, Floriculture, Turf, Viticulture and Ornamental 0 0.00%
    Communications, Promotion, and Public Relations 0 0.00%
    Education and Extension 0 0.00%
    Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate 0 0.00%
    Government Policy and Legal 1 11.11%
    Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood 0 0.00%
    Pest Management 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Please indicate your company revenue range:ResponsesPercentage
    Less than $30 Million 4 44.44%
    $30 Million to $100 Million 3 33.33%
    $100 Million to $500 Million 1 11.11%
    $500 Million to $1 Billion 0 0.00%
    More than $1 Billion 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Please indicate your company type:ResponsesPercentage
    Non Profit/Not For Profit 1 11.11%
    Private Sector – privately held 7 77.78%
    Private Sector – publicly traded 1 11.11%
    Public Sector/Government 0 0.00%
    Cooperative 0 0.00%
    Other (Please specify): 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Please confirm your total number of employees:ResponsesPercentage
    1-10 0 0.00%
    11-30 2 22.22%
    31-100 4 44.44%
    101-400 2 22.22%
    401-1000 0 0.00%
    1001-5000 1 11.11%
    5000+ 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to employees?ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated HR staff 2 22.22%
    1 to 50 5 55.56%
    1 to 100 2 22.22%
    1 to 150 0 0.00%
    1 to 200 0 0.00%
    1 to 250 0 0.00%
    Greater than 1 to 250 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • How often are salaries reviewed in your company?ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 6 66.67%
    Twice a year 0 0.00%
    Rolling (continuous) 1 11.11%
    Every other year 0 0.00%
    More than two years 1 11.11%
    Salaries not reviewed 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • In which month(s) are salaries reviewed in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 3 15.79% 37.50%
    February 1 5.26% 12.50%
    March 2 10.53% 25.00%
    April 2 10.53% 25.00%
    May 1 5.26% 12.50%
    June 1 5.26% 12.50%
    July 1 5.26% 12.50%
    August 1 5.26% 12.50%
    September 1 5.26% 12.50%
    October 2 10.53% 25.00%
    November 1 5.26% 12.50%
    December 3 15.79% 37.50%
    Question Respondents: 19100.00%
  • In which month(s) are salary increases implemented in your company? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    January 4 13.33% 50.00%
    February 2 6.67% 25.00%
    March 3 10.00% 37.50%
    April 3 10.00% 37.50%
    May 3 10.00% 37.50%
    June 2 6.67% 25.00%
    July 2 6.67% 25.00%
    August 2 6.67% 25.00%
    September 3 10.00% 37.50%
    October 2 6.67% 25.00%
    November 2 6.67% 25.00%
    December 2 6.67% 25.00%
    Question Respondents: 30100.00%
  • Have salaries increased during the last 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 8 88.89%
    No 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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% 0 0.00%
    1.1 – 1.5% 0 0.00%
    1.6 – 2.0% 0 0.00%
    2.1 – 2.5% 0 0.00%
    2.6 – 3.0% 5 62.50%
    3.1 – 3.5% 1 12.50%
    3.6 – 4.0% 2 25.00%
    4.1 – 4.5% 0 0.00%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • ExecutiveResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 37.50%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 3 37.50%
    2.1-3% 0 0.00%
    3.1-4% 1 12.50%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 1 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Middle ManagementResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 37.50%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 3 37.50%
    2.1-3% 1 12.50%
    3.1-4% 0 0.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 1 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Sales StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 3 37.50%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 3 37.50%
    2.1-3% 2 25.00%
    3.1-4% 0 0.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 0 0.00%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Salaried/Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 0 0.00%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 4 50.00%
    2.1-3% 3 37.50%
    3.1-4% 0 0.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 1 12.50%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Hourly/Non-Exempt StaffResponsesPercentage
    No Increase 1 12.50%
    0.1-1% 0 0.00%
    1.1-2% 2 25.00%
    2.1-3% 2 25.00%
    3.1-4% 2 25.00%
    4.1-5% 0 0.00%
    5.1-10% 1 12.50%
    More than 10% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Are salaries likely to increase in the next 12 months? (Financial Year)ResponsesPercentage
    Yes, all staff 3 33.33%
    Yes, some staff 5 55.56%
    No 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What has been budgeted for salary increases for the next financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 11.11%
    0.1% - 0.5% 0 0.00%
    0.6% - 1.0% 0 0.00%
    1.1% - 1.5% 1 11.11%
    1.6% - 2.0% 1 11.11%
    2.1 - 2.5% 1 11.11%
    2.6 – 3.0% 4 44.44%
    3.1 – 3.5% 0 0.00%
    3.6 – 4.0% 0 0.00%
    4.1 – 4.5% 0 0.00%
    4.6 – 5.0% 0 0.00%
    More than 5% 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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 0 0.00%
    Allocating larger portion of salary increases budget to high performers 6 66.67%
    Allocating same increase/ no increase to all performers (excluding promotions) 1 11.11%
    Salary freeze in place except for high performers 1 11.11%
    Salaries will not be/ were not increased 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • On what basis are your salary increases calculated?ResponsesPercentage
    Base Salary 7 87.50%
    Total Cash (Base Salary + Performance Pay) 1 12.50%
    Other: (Please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • Which of the following types of salary increase were distributed? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    General Increase/Cost of Living 4 23.53% 50.00%
    Merit Increase/Performance Based 8 47.06% 100.00%
    Equity/Market Adjustment 4 23.53% 50.00%
    Other 1 5.88% 12.50%
    Question Respondents: 17100.00%
  • When was the last time your organization performed a compensation market study?ResponsesPercentage
    in past 6 months 2 22.22%
    in past 12 months 4 44.44%
    two years ago 0 0.00%
    more than two years ago 2 22.22%
    never have 1 11.11%
    N/A or unsure 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Where do you get your salary data for benchmarking? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    We participate in a local based salary survey 1 8.33% 11.11%
    We participate in a nationwide salary survey 3 25.00% 33.33%
    We subscribe to an industry specific survey (Example: AgCareers.com’s Compensation Benchmark Review) 1 8.33% 11.11%
    We use free salary data 3 25.00% 33.33%
    We guesstimate pay rates (word of mouth, industry knowledge, new hires) 3 25.00% 33.33%
    No set resource 1 8.33% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 12100.00%
  • Have you added or enhanced benefit offerings within the past year?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 2 22.22%
    No 5 55.56%
    Stayed the same 2 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What was your overall employee turnover rate in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 11.11%
    0.1-2% 2 22.22%
    2.1-4% 0 0.00%
    4.1-6% 0 0.00%
    6.1-8% 0 0.00%
    8.1-10% 0 0.00%
    10.1-12% 2 22.22%
    12.1-14% 0 0.00%
    14.1-16% 0 0.00%
    16.1-18% 0 0.00%
    18.1-20% 0 0.00%
    20+% 4 44.44%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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% 3 37.50%
    11-20% 1 12.50%
    21-30% 0 0.00%
    31-40% 0 0.00%
    41-50% 0 0.00%
    51-60% 0 0.00%
    61-70% 0 0.00%
    71-80% 1 12.50%
    81-90% 3 37.50%
    91-100% 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8
  • What is the average time frame for replacing an employee?
    Less than 2 weeks2-4 weeks4-6 weeks6-8 weeks8-10 weeks10-12 weeks> 12 weeksUnable to fillNot ApplicableTotals
    Executive
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    1 11.11%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 22.22%
    7
    Middle Management
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    3 33.33%
    1 11.11%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    1 11.11%
    7
    Sales Staff
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    4 44.44%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    4 44.44%
    9
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    0 0.00%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    3 33.33%
    0 0.00%
    2 22.22%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    9
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    4 44.44%
    2 22.22%
    1 11.11%
    1 11.11%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 11.11%
    9
  • Do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 5 55.56%
    No 4 44.44%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • How often do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement?ResponsesPercentage
    Once a year 4 80.00%
    Every 2 years 0 0.00%
    Every 3 years 0 0.00%
    More than every 3 years 1 20.00%
    Question Respondents: 5
  • By what method do you measure employee satisfaction and engagement? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Internal survey 3 33.33% 60.00%
    External survey (ie. climate study, engagement survey, etc.) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Productivity 1 11.11% 20.00%
    Staff retention 1 11.11% 20.00%
    Management review 2 22.22% 40.00%
    Other (please specify) 2 22.22% 40.00%
    Question Respondents: 9100.00%
  • Is the size of your workforce likely to change in the next 2 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 7 77.78%
    Decrease 1 11.11%
    Stay the same 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Please indicate reasons for the anticipated increase: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Growth strategy 6 66.67% 85.71%
    Natural growth 1 11.11% 14.29%
    Acquisition/Merger 2 22.22% 28.57%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 9100.00%
  • How many job openings do you anticipate filling in the next 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    1-5 2 28.57%
    6-10 2 28.57%
    10-50 2 28.57%
    50-100 1 14.29%
    100+ 0 0.00%
    None 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 7
  • Do you conduct exit interviews with employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 6 66.67%
    No 3 33.33%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Has the proportion of female employees within your workforce grown over the past five years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 5 55.56%
    No 2 22.22%
    Unsure 2 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Has overtime in your company changed in the last 12 months?ResponsesPercentage
    Increased 3 33.33%
    Decreased 1 11.11%
    Stayed the same 5 55.56%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Which of the following staff are responsible for diversity/inclusion strategies within your organization? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    No dedicated staff 3 21.43% 33.33%
    Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff member 0 0.00% 0.00%
    HR 5 35.71% 55.56%
    Committee/advisory group/council 1 7.14% 11.11%
    President or CEO 3 21.43% 33.33%
    Senior Management 2 14.29% 22.22%
    Board of Directors 0 0.00% 0.00%
    COO or CFO 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 14100.00%
  • Which of the following within your organization contain an intentional diversity/inclusion element or focus? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Recruitment 3 25.00% 33.33%
    Community involvement/outreach 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Business objectives/goals 1 8.33% 11.11%
    Retention 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Leadership development 1 8.33% 11.11%
    Culture awareness/events 1 8.33% 11.11%
    Company programs or policies 1 8.33% 11.11%
    No Response 5 41.67% 55.56%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 12100.00%
  • 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 5 11.11% 55.56%
    Autonomy and independence for employees 4 8.89% 44.44%
    Providing job-specific training 5 11.11% 55.56%
    Contribution of work to organization’s business goals 3 6.67% 33.33%
    Relationship to immediate supervisor 4 8.89% 44.44%
    Relationships with coworkers 6 13.33% 66.67%
    Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace 2 4.44% 22.22%
    Commitment to corporate social responsibility 2 4.44% 22.22%
    Commitment to a ‘green’ workplace 1 2.22% 11.11%
    Strong leadership 2 4.44% 22.22%
    Employee recognition/appreciation 6 13.33% 66.67%
    Growth and advancement opportunities 3 6.67% 33.33%
    Transparency 2 4.44% 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 45100.00%
  • Do you have a specified onboarding program in place for new employees?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 3 33.33%
    No 6 66.67%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What is the length of your onboarding program?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 30 days 3 100.00%
    31-60 days 0 0.00%
    61-90 days 0 0.00%
    More than 90 days 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 3
  • Other than the initial orientation, which types of onboarding are in place? (Please select all that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Classroom/instructor led training 1 5.56% 12.50%
    Online/ e-learning 2 11.11% 25.00%
    Computer based training 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Hands-on training 6 33.33% 75.00%
    Interactive training 2 11.11% 25.00%
    Structured staff introduction/ networking 1 5.56% 12.50%
    Job Shadowing 5 27.78% 62.50%
    Cross Training 1 5.56% 12.50%
    Other (Please Specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 18100.00%
  • How does your company determine your spending on training?ResponsesPercentage
    % of total employee remuneration 0 0.00%
    % of total revenue 0 0.00%
    % of net profit 0 0.00%
    Based on number of employees 1 11.11%
    On as needed basis 6 66.67%
    We do not offer training to employees 1 11.11%
    Other 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Study leave 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Formalized on-the-job mentoring or coaching 3 14.29% 33.33%
    Mandatory training 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Certificate courses 5 23.81% 55.56%
    Orientation/induction 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Scholarships 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Staff rotation between areas within your organization 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Formal/accredited training 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Cross training 4 19.05% 44.44%
    Other (please specify) 1 4.76% 11.11%
    None 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 21100.00%
  • What career advancement policy initiatives do you have in place? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Traineeship 2 16.67% 22.22%
    Succession Planning 2 16.67% 22.22%
    External Rotation 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Tracking Systems and Resources 2 16.67% 22.22%
    Apprenticeship 1 8.33% 11.11%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    None 5 41.67% 55.56%
    Question Respondents: 12100.00%
  • 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 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Bonus 4 22.22% 44.44%
    Remuneration 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Promotion 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Additional Benefits 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Training and Development 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Employee Recognition Programs 5 27.78% 55.56%
    None 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 18100.00%
  • Has your company adopted a flexible staffing approach?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 1 11.11%
    No 6 66.67%
    No, but we want to offer in the future 2 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • If yes, which options for a flexible work arrangement are most commonly offered? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Job sharing 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Work from home 1 33.33% 100.00%
    Compressed work week 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Flexibility in schedule 1 33.33% 100.00%
    Core hours, with flexibility outside of those core hours 1 33.33% 100.00%
    Part-time or reduced schedule 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 3100.00%
  • Which approaches of flex staffing are utilized by your organization to meet staffing needs? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    On-call staff 2 12.50% 22.22%
    Temporary agencies 2 12.50% 22.22%
    Contractors 4 25.00% 44.44%
    Employment of part-time staff 2 12.50% 22.22%
    Employment of temporary staff (on your payroll) 2 12.50% 22.22%
    We do not use flex staffing 3 18.75% 33.33%
    Other (please specify) 1 6.25% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 16100.00%
  • How often do you employ Temporary/Contract Staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Never 1 11.11%
    Less than 3 months per year 5 55.56%
    3 to 9 months per year 2 22.22%
    More than 9 months per year 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your use of Temporary/Contract staff to:ResponsesPercentage
    Increase 3 33.33%
    Decrease 0 0.00%
    Stay the same 6 66.67%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Does your company employ skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 3 33.33%
    No 6 66.67%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What is the average length of employment for skilled seasonal staff?ResponsesPercentage
    Less than 1 month 0 0.00%
    1 to 3 months 1 33.33%
    3 to 6 months 1 33.33%
    6 to 12 months 1 33.33%
    1 to 2 years 0 0.00%
    3+ years 0 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 3
  • Are rewards linked to staff performance?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 7 77.78%
    No 2 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • Is there a structured staff performance system in place?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 5 71.43%
    No 2 28.57%
    Question Respondents: 7
  • What best describes the staff performance reward? (Please select ALL that apply)
    Bonus/IncentiveProfit ShareCommissionShare/Stock OptionsLong Term IncentiveOtherNo Performance RewardTotals
    Executive
    6 85.71%
    1 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    8
    Middle Management
    5 71.43%
    1 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 14.29%
    7
    Sales Staff
    4 57.14%
    1 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 28.57%
    7
    Salary/Exempt Staff
    5 71.43%
    1 14.29%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    1 14.29%
    7
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
    5 71.43%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    0 0.00%
    2 28.57%
    7
  • What factors are performance rewards based on? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Company Performance 7 38.89% 100.00%
    Individual Performance 3 16.67% 42.86%
    Team Performance 3 16.67% 42.86%
    Business Unit Performance 2 11.11% 28.57%
    Global Performance 2 11.11% 28.57%
    Company Values 1 5.56% 14.29%
    New Option 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 18100.00%
  • How often is the performance system implemented? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Annually 6 75.00% 85.71%
    Biannually 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Quarterly 2 25.00% 28.57%
    Monthly 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Manager discretion 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 8100.00%
  • Which of the following are your main objectives for introducing performance rewards? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Improve business performance 7 31.82% 77.78%
    Boost team/division performance 4 18.18% 44.44%
    Achieve business objectives 2 9.09% 22.22%
    Enhance individual performance 5 22.73% 55.56%
    Retaining top employees 4 18.18% 44.44%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 22100.00%
  • What percentage of employees received a bonus in the last financial year?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 11.11%
    0.1-10% 1 11.11%
    11-20% 1 11.11%
    21-30% 0 0.00%
    31-40% 0 0.00%
    41-50% 1 11.11%
    51-60% 0 0.00%
    61-70% 0 0.00%
    71-80% 2 22.22%
    81-90% 0 0.00%
    91-100% 3 33.33%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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 3 33.33%
    Plan to implement soon 2 22.22%
    No 4 44.44%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • 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 3 16.67% 33.33%
    Employee Retention Practices 7 38.89% 77.78%
    Hiring internal recruitment staff 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Increasing Collegiate Presence/Branding 3 16.67% 33.33%
    Increasing employer branding efforts 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Implementing a new Applicant Tracking System 0 0.00% 0.00%
    None 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 18100.00%
  • What steps do you take to compete against other employers? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Better Benefits 5 23.81% 55.56%
    Flexible Hours 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Higher Compensation 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Work from Home Option 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Formal Internship / Rotation Program 3 14.29% 33.33%
    Recruit Passive Candidates 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Recognition Programs 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Positive Work Culture 5 23.81% 55.56%
    None of the above 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 21100.00%
  • 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 3 7.50% 33.33%
    Association or Trade Journals and Newsletters 1 2.50% 11.11%
    Industry Specific Job Boards (e.g.: AgCareers.com) 6 15.00% 66.67%
    General Online Job Boards (e.g.: Careerbuilder.com) 5 12.50% 55.56%
    College / University Recruiting 4 10.00% 44.44%
    Third Party Headhunter / Search Firm / Outsourced Recruitment Services 2 5.00% 22.22%
    Employee Referrals and Networks 8 20.00% 88.89%
    Other Referrals and Networks 3 7.50% 33.33%
    Temporary Staff Transfer To Permanent Staff 1 2.50% 11.11%
    Newspapers (Local, Regional, or National) 1 2.50% 11.11%
    Twitter 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Facebook 4 10.00% 44.44%
    LInkedIn 2 5.00% 22.22%
    Question Respondents: 40100.00%
  • Does your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment efforts?ResponsesPercentage
    Use 6 66.67%
    Do not use 2 22.22%
    Plan to begin using 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What social networks or social media tools does your company utilize? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    LinkedIn 4 28.57% 66.67%
    Facebook 5 35.71% 83.33%
    Twitter 2 14.29% 33.33%
    Google + 0 0.00% 0.00%
    YouTube 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Blogs 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Instagram 2 14.29% 33.33%
    Vimeo 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Pinterest 1 7.14% 16.67%
    Other (Please Specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 14100.00%
  • 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 6 28.57% 66.67%
    Reference Check 4 19.05% 44.44%
    Employment Verification 2 9.52% 22.22%
    Credit History Screen 1 4.76% 11.11%
    Drug/Alcohol Screen 6 28.57% 66.67%
    Social Media Screen 2 9.52% 22.22%
    None of the above 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 21100.00%
  • Which of the following pre-hire assessments does your company utilize to assess a candidate’s fit for the position? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Cognitive Ability Tests (problem solving, mathematical ability) 1 10.00% 11.11%
    Job-Based Personality Tests (Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Skill Assessment Test (ex: typing, excel) 1 10.00% 11.11%
    Physical Ability Tests (ex: muscular tension testing, endurance test) 1 10.00% 11.11%
    None of the above 7 70.00% 77.78%
    Question Respondents: 10100.00%
  • What have been the most significant factors influencing your workforce planning needs? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Turnover - Voluntary 3 12.00% 33.33%
    Turnover - Involuntary 3 12.00% 33.33%
    Retirements 3 12.00% 33.33%
    Recruitment Difficulties 6 24.00% 66.67%
    Changing Job Market 3 12.00% 33.33%
    Need for different skills/classifications 4 16.00% 44.44%
    Leadership Vacancies 2 8.00% 22.22%
    Other (please specify) 1 4.00% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 25100.00%
  • What reasons would you attribute to recruiting difficulty? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Low number of applicants 5 26.32% 55.56%
    Applicants do not have required skills 7 36.84% 77.78%
    Applicants do not have required experience 6 31.58% 66.67%
    Applicants do not have required level of education 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 5.26% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 19100.00%
  • What level of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Executive 1 6.25% 11.11%
    Middle Management 6 37.50% 66.67%
    Sales Staff 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Salaried/Exempt Staff 5 31.25% 55.56%
    Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff 4 25.00% 44.44%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 16100.00%
  • What type of role(s) do you find difficult to recruit for? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Sales 3 13.64% 33.33%
    Marketing 2 9.09% 22.22%
    Technical 6 27.27% 66.67%
    General Management 1 4.55% 11.11%
    Finance and Accounting 4 18.18% 44.44%
    Hourly / Non-Exempt 5 22.73% 55.56%
    No roles are difficult to recruit 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other: (please specify) 1 4.55% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 22100.00%
  • Do you plan to do more graduate recruitment in the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    Yes 2 22.22%
    No 7 77.78%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What education level will candidates you are recruiting for need? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    High School Diploma 4 23.53% 44.44%
    Associate's Degree 4 23.53% 44.44%
    Bachelor's Degree 7 41.18% 77.78%
    Master's Degree 0 0.00% 0.00%
    PhD / Doctorate 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Certification 1 5.88% 11.11%
    Other (Please Specify) 1 5.88% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 17100.00%
  • If you are planning to do more graduate recruitment, is this driven by: (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Retirement of staff 1 25.00% 50.00%
    Competition for talent 1 25.00% 50.00%
    Career progression/succession planning 2 50.00% 100.00%
    Lack of quality applicants 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Turnover 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Other (please specify) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 4100.00%
  • 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 1 25.00% 50.00%
    IT 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Sales 1 25.00% 50.00%
    Marketing 1 25.00% 50.00%
    Production 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Logistics 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Warehouse 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Research 1 25.00% 50.00%
    No Response 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Question Respondents: 4100.00%
  • Does your company use any of the following to attract new graduates? (Please select ALL that apply)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Formal Internship Program 4 22.22% 44.44%
    Student Work Experience (General/Seasonal Labor) 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Rotational Program 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Diversity/Inclusion Strategy 0 0.00% 0.00%
    College / University Recruiting 5 27.78% 55.56%
    Affiliation with Student Organizations/Associations 2 11.11% 22.22%
    Agricultural Advocacy / Educational Outreach 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Assistantships, Fellowships, and Traineeships 1 5.56% 11.11%
    Scholarships and Grants 0 0.00% 0.00%
    No Response 3 16.67% 33.33%
    Question Respondents: 18100.00%
  • What percentage of your staff is anticipated to retire within the next 1-5 years?ResponsesPercentage
    0% 1 11.11%
    1-5% 5 55.56%
    6-10% 1 11.11%
    11-15% 0 0.00%
    16-20% 1 11.11%
    More than 20% 0 0.00%
    No response 1 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 9
  • What human resource related matters are you most concerned about during the upcoming year? (Please select ALL that apply.)Responses% ResponsesPercentage
    Workplace diversity and inclusion 2 4.88% 22.22%
    Managing a multigenerational workforce 4 9.76% 44.44%
    Healthcare reform/ ACA 3 7.32% 33.33%
    Immigration 4 9.76% 44.44%
    Fair and competitive compensation systems 4 9.76% 44.44%
    Competing for talent/ recruiting difficulties 5 12.20% 55.56%
    Ethics and compliance issues 1 2.44% 11.11%
    Employee wellness/ benefits initiatives 1 2.44% 11.11%
    Employee training and development 5 12.20% 55.56%
    Decreased budget 3 7.32% 33.33%
    Lack of support from leadership 1 2.44% 11.11%
    Lack of time to develop/ execute strategies 2 4.88% 22.22%
    Employee retention 6 14.63% 66.67%
    Question Respondents: 41100.00%
  • 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 4 30.77% 44.44%
    Satisfied with the number of applicants 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Satisfied with the quality of applicants 0 0.00% 0.00%
    Satisfied with the posting platform 1 7.69% 11.11%
    Dissatisfied with number of applicants 3 23.08% 33.33%
    Dissatisfied with quality of applicants 4 30.77% 44.44%
    Dissatisfied with the posting platform 1 7.69% 11.11%
    Question Respondents: 13100.00%