Learn more about agricultural labor:
Agricultural Job Satisfaction Survey
Address labor related challenges to the benefit of both vineyard employers and farmworkers through the promotion of equitable labor practices.
UCCE Napa is collaborating with the Napa Farmworker Foundation to encourage the use of a job satisfaction tool for identifying farmworker concerns to aid the targeting of positive labor strategies that are also beneficial for company outcomes.
Agricultural Job Satisfaction Survey (AJSS) Tool
The AJSS is a 30-statement questionnaire measuring job satisfaction in 10 aspects of the work environment for use with workers in any agricultural job role.
High job satisfaction is related to better company outcomes such as reduced turnover and lower absenteeism. AJSS scores identify where employees are (dis)satisfied with their work so that managers can implement targeted strategies to boost satisfaction and improve company outcomes. Download instructions below for full details. An information leaflet for managers can be found here.
Our team is available to personally help employers use the AJSS with their workers. Contact Malcolm Hobbs at: email@example.com
Please note: companies can have their workers complete the AJSS and our team will score responses and send back a report.
Download the AJSS
Average farmworker satisfaction in Napa 2018
What can the AJSS tell us?
Scores are calculated in10 areas of the work environment:
Nature of agricultural work
Ability to combine job with family commitments
Health consequences of work
Dissatisfactory areas can be targeted with positive labor strategies to boost satisfaction. Determine suitable strategies using the educational resources below and/or follow-up the AJSS with further consultations with workers.
Watch this video for an introduction on the importance of farmworker job satisfaction and positive labor strategies
2021 NVGG Seminar: Sustainable Vineyard Practices: Maintaining a Stable Workforce
Positive Labor Strategies for Boosting Job Satisfaction
UCCE NAPA FACTSHEETS
Contingent Rewards, Family Commitments, Health Consequences, Teamwork, Promotional Opportunities, Nature of Agricultural Work
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5. Positive labor strategies for California Farmworkers.