#ThisIsAgriculture is a Farmers Guardian campaign to raise awareness of the diverse career opportunities available in the sector to non farming audiences and support the industry in recruiting and retaining staff.

Please take part in our national survey of agricultural employers to help us understand more about your career opportunities and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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* 1. Which of the following best describes your business?

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* 2. How many people do you employ?

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* 3. What sector is the main focus of your business?

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* 4. What is the average retention rate of your staff?

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* 5. How many days of training does an average staff member receive per year?

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* 6. What is the most common method you use to train employees?

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* 7. What is your top priority for the training and development of staff?

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* 8. Does your business advertise training opportunities as a recruitment tool?

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* 9. Have you ever assisted an employee in gaining a qualification through their role?

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* 10. If yes, what?

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* 11. What would you say is the biggest barrier preventing employees from progressing their skills to the next level?

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* 12. Has your training budget increased or decreased since the last tax year?

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* 13. Why?

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* 14. Do you predict this trend will continue?

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* 15. What new skills have your employees needed to develop as a result of changes to working practices caused by Covid-19?

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* 16. Have you placed employees on furlough due to Covid-19?

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* 17. Have you withdrawn any vacancies/job postings due to Covid-19?

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* 18. For the chance to win £50, please enter your email address below (your email address will not be used for marketing purposes and will not be shared with any third parties)

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* 19. What is the name of your your business or organisation? *This information is only gathered for validation and regional level analysis and will not be used to identify you or be published with the results of the survey

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* 20. What is the postcode of your business or organisation? *This information is only gathered for validation and regional level analysis and will not be used to identify you or be published with the results of the survey

This survey will not be used to personally identify you in any way and you will remain anonymous. Your information will not be used for marketing purposes and you will not be contacted by Farmers Guardian unless you are selected as a prize winner. We will not share your information with any third parties.

The results of this survey will be published on fginsight.com and in Farmers Guardian magazine, as well as being shared with selected partners.

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