Feeding A Nation And The World
An Interview with COFCO President Patrick Yu.
Our agribusiness consultants can help you attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent for your organization.
Adjusting to constant disruptions in the market requires an agile pipeline of leadership talent prepared to weather the storm. We work with you to assess the full spectrum of your talent-related needs.
Build end-to-end strategic solutions that align your structure, people and business processes and workflows.
Identify the talent you need compared to the talent you have and discover how to close the gaps.
Attract and retain the right people at every level of your organization by leveraging our scientific research, practical experience and healthcare expertise.
Unlock the potential of everyone in your organization, from executives to new hires, to thrive in today’s challenging business environment via targeted learning programs.
Create flexible, competitive total rewards strategies that attract, engage and motivate a diverse workforce.
Build the mindset, skills, structure and culture to transform your organization.
Our AI platform pulls together market intelligence and data to provide insights and recommend actions.
There is no more powerful combination - or one more fundamental to the success of any enterprise - than the partnership between a CEO and the board.
Your performance and results are what matters. We partner with you to continually evolve and optimize to reflect the changing needs of your business. We have helped our agribusiness clients address challenges like these.
Finding qualified talent isn’t a new conundrum for agribusinesses, but these problems are soon to intensify. Up to 50% of the agricultural workforce may be eligible for retirement soon, and with the accelerated changes in the sector, leadership profile needs will change as well. There’s plenty of opportunity for young, talented candidates in agribusiness, but it’s still a challenge for the agri-food sector to continue to attract skilled professionals, women, and diverse candidates.
With talented agribusiness consultants located around the globe, paired with our unmatched insight into the agri-food industry, Korn Ferry is ready to help you identify and develop a skilled, diverse workforce ready to handle the challenges of the future. We work with organizations to assess the skills in their current workforce, identify gaps that need to be filled, and recognize hidden potential candidates primed to develop into future leaders.
Investors continue pumping funds into agtech companies, accelerating the pace of digitization in the industry. Automation and connectivity are defining new norms for research, testing, supply chains, plant operations, food and worker safety, transportation, marketing and sales. Already, advanced analytics and the Internet of Things are providing insights that could lead to higher crop productivity, less waste, better resource conservation and tighter cost control, enabling advances such as smart agriculture and precision farming. All of this data and technology is valuable—if you have the right people who understand it.
Agribusinesses need leaders equipped with the skills required to keep up with technological changes and ready to manage diverse groups through disruption. We help agribusinesses find qualified talent with STEM backgrounds to address the industry’s growing need for technical skills. Our agricultural consultants also help organizations identify leaders with the capabilities to address challenges, lead change and deliver results.
Given the challenges of recruiting new talent for the agribusiness sector, employee engagement and retention are imperatives for agribusinesses. Organizations need strategies that help them continuously put their employees first, improving the employee experience throughout the employment lifecycle. Agribusinesses that invest in their employee experience will see higher engagement, retention, and overall performance over those that don’t.
Our agribusiness consultants work with you to build a comprehensive employee experience program. First, we survey your employees to determine their needs and assess how well your organization is meeting them. We help you spot areas of opportunity to improve and build feedback loops. By listening to your employees and creating new opportunities for enablement, engagement, and motivation, you’ll boost your employees’ performance and help them find greater fulfillment in their work.
We help companies create a positive, engaging and inclusive environment for all agribusiness sector employees. We examine your hiring, development, compensation and promotion practices to ensure that opportunities are equally available to everyone. We use our proprietary assessments and other research-validated tools to help you identify and develop high-potential talent. And we work with you to construct clearly defined career tracks that give up-and-coming agribusiness sector talent the experience that positions them for leadership roles. In short, we help you build a transformational, inclusive talent strategy that will accelerate performance.
Let us be part of your success story. Contact us and discover how we can help you plant the seeds for a stronger future.