Agra Placements LTD was founded in 1974 in West Des Moines Iowa by an executive responsible for hiring decisions in a multinational agribusiness firm. He believed that there was a need in the agriculture industry for highly qualified candidates to be able to find their niche with companies within the agricultural sector. He then funded a recruiting firm devoted to companies in horticulture, food and related industries. The firm steadily expanded and currently employees 22 recruiters plus support staff. Additional offices were established in Lincoln Nebraska in 1978, Peru Indiana in 1979, Minneapolis Minnesota in 1990 and Sioux Falls South Dakota in 1997, and Hesston Kansas in 1998.
Why call Agra Placements Ltd?
You spend 40% of your waking hours at your job. That is a big chunk of your life to be doing something that may not be satisfying, economically rewarding or consistent with your long and short term career objectives.
You must take charge of your own destiny or remain in limbo throughout your career.
There are many reasons why your position may no longer be fun:
About Us1. Your life style changes – ambitions and desires change – but your job doesn’t.
2. Your current position no longer offers the same challenges or career opportunities.
3. New management changes in company philosophy – changes in marketing concepts – directions –attitudes.
4. Your responsibilities change – pending transfer to an undesirable location.
5. Your geographical preferences change – cultural and social needs change.
6. Your current employer sells out or merges with another company.
7. poor working chemistry with your supervisor – fairness to employees
8. Transfer of spouse – demands of family, inadequate educational opportunity for family.
9. Potential cutback due to economic conditions – deterioration of market for products.
10. Change in marital status.
11. You want opportunity with a larger or smaller company.
12. You need more benefits.
13. You are bored to tears with your daily routine of your job.
14. Your compensation has become substandard or unfair.
15. Your creativity is ignored.
How do we help?
Agra Placements Ltd. Is a national and international agribusiness search firm that represents over 1500 agribusiness companies each year in their search for key personnel. There is never a charge for our service to the candidate. All professional recruiting fees, which includes screening through hundreds of applications for some positions are paid totally by the employer or the hiring company once they hire a person from us. Because of the vast numbers of client companies that call us daily, weekly and monthly, we can quite possibly help you find the best position that is consistent with your long and short term career objectives.
We keep your search for a better position totally confidential since we never refer your credentials to another without discussing the position with you- the candidate.
We can be working to find you a new position more to your liking while you continue to be employed. Most of the positions we represent are very confidential because of replacement or expansion situations. The best jobs on the market today are never advertised in the newspaper or trade publications.
We have professional consultants on staff who knows the client companies that we represent. Because of this we can help you avoid making bad descisions regarding companies that you go to work for.
We can match your expectations with hat of the client company. Often we can match you with the size of the firm you want and sometimes in the exact geography where you prefer.
We have seven divisions within Agra Placements with 15 specialists concentrating exclusively in seed, fertilizer, chemicals, equipment, grain, horticulture, feed, animal health, farm management, plus the environmental areas.
We know who the major companies are where they’re located, the personnel in charge of hiring, who’s hiring and who isn’t, consequently we can save hundreds of hours of wasted effort and expense. We can explore more company’s opportunities for you in a week than you could personally find in several months. We can then introduce those positions of your choosing.
We can furnish you information to help ensure your resume is properly written and supply you with information about the client their people and managers.
We save you time, screen jobs for you and we have a much higher hiring ratio then people who set up their own interviews. We can help you leverage your career.
Agra Placements LTD is the nations leading agriculture business recruiting company. We are dedicated to finding the best position commensurate with your ability and background. We look forward to working with you on your next career search.