Agricultural Contracting – 2020/21 Staffing SurveyAgricultural Contracting Staffing Survey – 2020/21 SeasonJust how big is the agricultural contracting industry? How important are overseas seasonal workers? To put into perspective the level of investment made by agricultural contractors, the importance of skilled overseas workers, and the skills gap between training course graduates and experienced operators needed this season, please take a couple of minutes to complete our 2020/21 staffing survey.Region*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 WorkWhat types of contracting work do 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 CombiningMachinery InvestmentWhat is the estimated total value of your machinery - 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 Total Workforce*At the peak of your season how many staff do you typically employ?Full-time StaffHow many full-time staff do you employ?Overseas Seasonal Workers*How many overseas seasonal workers do you typically employ?Annual Trainee IntakeHow many trainee/beginner operators do you typically employ each season?Staffing Requirements - 2020/21Do you require the same number of total staff for the upcoming season?Please selectYesNo Working with MSD, we want to encourage more people to join the industry.New Trainee / Beginner Operators*On a scale of 1 (not interested) to 5 (totally committed), how willing are you to employ and train new operators for the upcoming season?Please select12345Trainee Intake - 2020/21How many trainee/beginner operators are you prepared to employ each season?Training Experience RatingHow would you rate the experience level of a new operator with 6 weeks of training?Please selectTraineeBeginnerIntermediateExperiencedHighly skilled Overseas Workers*How many years have you employed overseas seasonal workers?Please select12 to 34 to 5More than 5Overseas Worker Skill LevelsHow would you rate the overall skill level of overseas workers you employ?Please selectTraineeBeginnerIntermediateExperiencedHighly SkilledImportance of Overseas WorkersOn a scale of 1 (not required) to 5 (critically important), how important are overseas workers to your business?Please select12345Why are Overseas Seasonal Workers Important?Please advise what qualities that overseas workers bring which are important to your business?Overseas Seasonal Workers Required - 2020/21How many overseas seasonal workers do you need for the upcoming 2020/21 season? Skilled Machinery Operators*How many hours do you estimate it takes to become a highly-skilled machinery operator?Please selectLess than 50 hours100 to 199 hours200 to 299 hours300 to 399 hoursMore than 400 hoursWhat Makes a Skilled Machinery OperatorIn your own words, what does it take to become a skilled machinery operator?Skill Level RequiredWhat is your overall skill level requirement of your upcoming intake of workers for the 2020/21 season?Please selectTraineeBeginnerIntermediateExperiencedHighly SkilledDetails of Skills RequiredPlease provide further details about the mix of skills required for the upcoming season. Staffing Concerns*Are you concerned about finding good workers for the upcoming season?Please selectYesNoOverseas Worker AvailabilityOn a scale of 1 (not worried) to 5 (really stressed), how worried are you about being able to employ overseas workers for the upcoming season?Please select12345Training Experience vs Overseas ExperienceDo you think local people with 6 weeks of industry training will have sufficient experience to replace skilled overseas workers?Please selectYesNoWhat Concerns You Most About Finding Staff For The Upcoming Season? HanzonJobs*Would you recommend HanzonJobs?Please selectYesNoHanzonJobs Rating*On a scale of 1 (rubbish) to 5 (awesome), how would you rate the service provided by HanzonJobs over the years?Please select12345HanzonJobs RecommendationOverall, how would you describe the service provided by HanzonJobs over the years? If you're happy to provide a quote for our new website, please provide your initials (e.g. RH) Comments For MSDDo you have any comments to pass on to MSD about your employing and training new operators for the upcoming season?Comments For MPIDo you have any comments to pass on to MPI about your staffing requirements for the upcoming 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 PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.