INDUSTRY SURVEYAg Contracting Staffing – 2020/21 Post Season ReviewThis season, agricultural contractors have relied on local operators and trainees to pick up the workload normally carried by overseas machinery operators.To help us provide insight into the staffing challenges facing the industry, please take 2-3 minutes to complete our post-season staffing survey. INDUSTRY INSIGHTSRegion*Where is your contracting business located?Please selectNorthlandAucklandWaikatoBay of PlentyTaranaki/King Country/WhanganuiHawkes BayGisborneManawatuWellingtonNelson/TasmanMarlboroughWest CoastCanterburyOtagoSouthlandYears in BusinessHow many years have you been in business?Types of Contracting WorkPlease select each type of contracting work you provide. Tractor 100hp to 200hp Tractor 200hp+ Silage Harvester Buckraking/Loader Round Baler Round Baler Combi Bale Wrapper Square Baler Mowing Raking/Tedding Ploughing Cultivation Drilling/Planting Spraying Combining Excavation General Cartage Livestock CartageMachinery InvestmentWhat is the estimated total value of your machinery? E.g. tractors, harvesters, buck rakes, mowers, balers, drills, etcPlease select$1m to $2.99m$3m to $5.99m$6m to $9.99m$10m or moreFarms ServicedHow many farms do you typically service in a season?Please selectLess than 5051 to 7576 to 100101 to 150More than 150 POST SEASON STAFFING REVIEW How many staff did you employ, what was the mix and how tough was the season?Total Workforce*At the peak of the season, how many staff did you employ in 2020/21?Full-time Staff*How many full-time staff did you employ?Overseas Seasonal Workers*How many overseas seasonal workers did you employ?Local Seasonal Operators*How many local seasonal operators did you employ? (More than 1 season experience)New Trainees*How many new trainees did you employ?How Tough Was This Season?How tough was this season compared with others? Why? TRAINEES Where did you find your trainees and how did they go?Trainee SourceWhere did you find your trainee(s)?Please selectLocal CommunityTown to CountryOthers RegionsWork & IncomeTrainee IntakeDid you employ more or less trainees than in previous seasons?Please selectMoreLessSameTrainee Performance vs ExpectationsHow would you rate your overall trainees' performance against your expectations?Please selectMuch better than expectedBetter than expectedAs expectedWorse than expectedMuch worse than expectedBiggest ChallengesWhat were your biggest challenges in dealing with trainees? Pressure on other staff to train Impact on senior staff to get through extra work Maintaining quality of work Developing good work habits Other – please specifyOther ChallengesPlease provide details.Overall Assessment of Trainee PerformancePlease share your views on the overall performance of your new trainees in 2020/21. OFF SEASON STAFF RETENTION How many staff, and what type of staff are you retaining over the off-season?Full-time Staff RetentionHow many full-time staff will you retain during the off-season?Trainee RetentionHow many new trainees from 2020/21 will you retain during the off-season?Changes in Off-Season Staff RetentionAre you retaining more or less staff over the off-season than in previous years?Please selectMoreLessSameReasons For ChangeIf you are retaining more or less staff during the off-season, what are the main reasons?Returning Seasonal WorkersHow many local seasonal operators & 2020/21 trainees do you expect to return next season? TYPES OF STAFF TRAINING How do you rate the effectiveness of different types of training for ag machinery operators?Online LearningHow would you rate online learning for training ag machinery operators?Please selectVery GoodGoodOKPoorVery PoorClassroom-based LearningHow would you rate classroom-based learning for training ag machinery operators?Please selectVery GoodGoodOKPoorVery PoorShort CoursesHow would you rate short courses for training ag machinery operators?Please selectVery GoodGoodOKPoorVery PoorOn-The-Job Learning by ExperienceHow would you rate on-the-job learning by experience for training ag machinery operators?Please selectVery GoodGoodOKPoorVery PoorTypes of Learning ComparedOverall, how would you rate the effectiveness of on-the-job learning by experience versus other forms of learning? Why?Record of Learning*How helpful would you find a validated log of on-the-job experience, work traits and employer performance assessment of ag machinery operators?Please selectVery HelpfulHelpfulOKUnhelpfulVery Unhelpful How do you see the next season shaping up?Staffing Concerns*Compared to previous seasons, how worried are you about finding good staff for next season?Please selectNot at all worriedLess worriedSame as usualMore worriedMuch more worriedOverseas Worker AvailabilityOn a scale of 1 (not worried) to 5 (really stressed), how worried are you about being able to employ overseas workers next season?Please select12345Experienced Local Worker AvailabilityOn a scale of 1 (not worried) to 5 (really stressed), how worried are you about finding experienced local workers next season?Please select12345Trainee AvailabilityOn a scale of 1 (not worried) to 5 (really stressed), how worried are you about finding good trainees next season?Please select12345Staffing Concern DetailsWhat are your main concerns about finding staff for next season? COMMENTS FOR MPI Would you like to share your staffing concerns with MPI?Staffing Experience for 2020/21 SeasonDo you have any comments to share with MPI about your staffing experience this season?Staff Resourcing for 2021/22 SeasonDo you have any comments to share with MPI about your staffing challenges for next season?NameIf you are happy to be quoted, please advise your name First Last EmailIf you are happy to be contacted, please provide your email address CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.