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Agricultural Job Satisfaction Survey

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Agricultural Labor

Positive Labor Tools and Resources
to improve farmworker well-being and address labor challenges

Agricultural Job
Satisfaction Survey

What the survey
tells us

Educational
Resources

Useful Links

OUR AIMS

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: mbhobbs@ucdavis.edu

Please note: companies can have their workers complete the AJSS and our team will score responses and send back a report. 

Download the AJSS

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Average farmworker satisfaction in Napa 2018 

 

What can the AJSS tell us?

Scores are calculated in10 areas of the work environment:

Pay

Fringe benefits

Nature of agricultural work

Teamwork 

Company communication

Ability to combine job with family commitments

Promotional opportunities,

Contingent rewards,

Commute

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.

 

Educational Resources

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

COMING SOON:

Contingent Rewards, Family CommitmentsHealth Consequences, Teamwork, Promotional Opportunities, Nature of Agricultural Work

 

1. Sexual harassment and Napa female vineyard workers. 2021. California Agriculture.

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2. Job satisfaction of Napa vineyard workers. 2020. California Agriculture.

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3. Satisfaction with pay and benefits in Napa. 2020. Catalyst: Discovery into Practice. Download

4. Gender diversity of workforce in Napa. 2017. Catalyst: Discovery into Practice.

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5. Positive labor strategies for California Farmworkers.

Download.

LABOR ARTICLES

Useful Links

 

Farm Labor Dashboard

Helpful human resource tools

 

Equitable Food Initiative

Labor certifications & company communication training programs

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