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Celebrating Our Success and Driving the Ag Talent Pipeline

 

AgCareers.com is grateful for the opportunity to bring together agricultural employers with top talent across the globe.  We look forward to unveiling even more new opportunities in 2016!

 

2015 brought many exciting highlights and additions to AgCareers.com.  During the past year, over 80,000 new jobs have been posted on AgCareers.com.  More than 100,000 applicants have applied to one or more positions on the site.  Candidates are searching for careers in agriculture, with more than 11,000 new resumes added to the AgCareers.com database in 2015.

 

Followers of AgCareers.com social networks continue to grow with exciting content and contests, such as the Women in Ag Photo Contest and Take Your Kids to Work 2015.  More than 30,000 people follow AgCareers.com on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

The year started with a fresh, new look for this weekly e-newsletter to coordinate with the AgCareers.com site design unveiled in December of 2014.

 

We analyzed trends from 2014 with the AgCareers.com Agribusiness Job Reports.  The analysis showcased the depth of opportunities in the agricultural industry; companies are looking to fill openings and candidates are increasingly considering opportunities in agriculture through AgCareers.com.

 

We held the Internship Programs that Yield Results workshop in April with a group of HR and recruiting professionals.

 

AgCareers.com joined the blogosphere in May of 2015, launching two blogs.  The Career Cultivation blog gives employment advice to candidates and the Talent Harvest blog provides advice to employers to harvest top talent in agriculture.

 

AgCareers.com hosted educational webinars for employers throughout 2015, but also added our Acing Today’s Interview webinar for job seekers in August.

 

More than 230 human resource professionals, university and college career services staff and industry association representatives gathered in St. Louis for the 2015 Ag & Food HR Roundtable in August.

 

AgCareers.com conducted the Gender Roles & Equality in Agribusiness survey in the summer of 2015.  More than 2,000 people responded to the questionnaire that examined the roles men and women play in the ag industry.  Valuable insight can be gained from the full report that was released in November.

 

To kick-off another collegiate school year in September, AgCareers.com released the newest edition of the U.S. Ag & Food Employer Guide and the Canadian Ag & Food Employer Guide to campuses across North America.  These resource guides for students and young professional provide helpful career search articles and highlights agricultural employers.

 

In the fall, AgCareers.com welcomed four collegiate ambassadors to the team for the fall 2015 semester.  In its 12th consecutive year of the program, ambassadors are located at Tuskegee University, Oklahoma State University, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and University of Saskatchewan.

 

With a 15% increase in our Compensation Benchmark Review participants, we are pleased to announce that we ended the year with over 100,000 incumbents to provide salary data for over 220 positions in North America. Our HR Review for 2015/2016 was completed and results will be released to non-participants in Mid-January. As HR practices change throughout the years we have seen many different trends to show what employers and employees see as important benefits. This year’s results were not short of thought-provoking facts that should make any employer interested in analyzing their benefit structures.

 

Thank you for helping make AgCareers.com a success and we look forward to serving our customers with new and exciting features in 2016!  As always, we welcome your feedback at agcareers@agcareers.com.  Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and much success in the New Year!