Workforce Development Survey
Far West Equipment Dealers Association recognizes how critical workforce development is to your dealership. Please take a moment to respond to this survey to assist us in developing tools and resources tailored to your needs. Thank you in advance for your participation. Your feedback is important to us.
 
1.
Please provide a brief history of your business. If your business is family owned, how does your family fit into it? 
 

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2.
What emerging challenges exist or do you see forthcoming in your industry? 
 

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3.
What are the drivers of those challenges? 
Internal
External
4.
Do those challenges have an impact on the skills needed to sustain operations?
Yes
No
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5.
Do you have a formal recruiting strategy?
Yes
No
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6.
Do you have a formal retention strategy?
Yes
No
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Do you have a formal leadership strategy?
Yes
No
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8.
Does your business provide training and ongoing professional development?
Yes
No
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9.
Does your business provide tuition assistance?
Yes
No
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10.
Which of the following do you use to recruit for open positions?
Employee Referral
Company Website
Online Recruiting Resources
Job / Career Fair
Word-of-Mouth
Other  
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11.
Does your business have a recruitment budget?
Yes
No
Other  
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12.
Which positions do you have the most difficulty filling?
Management
Service
Parts
Sales
Human Resources
Inventory
Accounting
Precision Ag
Delivery
Customer Service
Marketing
Other  
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13.
Is it difficult to fill technical jobs with quality applicants? 
Yes
No
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14.
What is the greatest recruiting challenge your organization faces?


(1 = Least Challenging)
 
Maintaining salary budgets against market pressures
Finding qualified staff
Retaining Support/Entry level staff
Retaining mid-level staff
Retaining experienced/managemen-
t staff
Finding time to recruit and interview
Having quick turnaround on hiring decisions
Attracting passive job seekers
Other (Comment Below)
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15.
How many employees do you currently have?
 

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16.
What is the average number of years employees have been with your company?
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-10 years
10-15 years
15+ years
17.
What is your current Turnover Rate? 
Below 15%
Above 15%
Not Sure
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18.
Do you track retirement separate from voluntary turnover?

Yes
No
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19.
How do you expect your business's turnover rate to change this year?
Increase
Decrease
Stay the Same
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20.
Do you have a succession plan to replace senior leadership?
Yes
No
No, but we plan to
Other  
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21.
What is the technical proficiency of your employees?
No Technical Proficiency Few Employees are Technically Proficient Most are Technically Proficient (<50%) All Employees are Technically Proficient        
       
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22.
Do you measure transferable skills (strategic thinking, flexibility etc.) in addition to technical proficiencies? 
Yes
No
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23.
May we contact you for followup?
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No - I wish to remain anonymous
24.
Yes, you may contact me for additional information.

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