How To Motivate A Bored Team

It would be ideal if every employee on your team maintained a continuously high level of motivation and enthusiasm for their work 52 weeks a year. Unfortunately, this is not reality. Boredom can creep in at any time – especially for employees whose jobs involve monotonous or repetitive tasks or for employees who are not… Read more »

Five Ways To Spot a Liar In An Interview

Think job candidates rarely lie? Think again.  According to separate studies from both CareerBuilder and HireRight, 75-85 percent of employers say they have caught job applicants lying on their resumes or in job interviews. The good news is, you can learn to spot a liar in an interview if you know what to look for.… Read more »

Are Recruiting Challenges Holding Your Team Back?

In a tight talent market due to low unemployment, unfilled jobs are a common problem in the agriculture industry. Many companies have simply accepted vacancies as a new reality, but recruiting challenges could be holding back your team – and your business. The High Cost Of Recruiting Challenges According to Deloitte, it takes an average… Read more »

How Much Does a Poor Hire Cost?

Every hiring manager knows that a bad hire is expensive, costing anywhere from 25% to 250% of one year’s salary for the role. But it’s not just recruiting costs that figure into the total impact on your bottom line. A bad hire can have a major ripple effect across the organization, significantly raising the total… Read more »

Identifying Your Hiring Needs

When it comes to hiring, many agricultural companies take this approach: When a position opens, they hire for that job. Simple, right? However, many of those same companies also report a constant struggle to find the right people when they need them. Companies that do an excellent job of sourcing talent don’t take this type… Read more »

Strategies to Make Consultants a Part of Your Team

Consultants can help you manage costs, close skill gaps, keep projects on track and keep your team productive. However, those benefits are only able to be realized if you take the necessary steps to make those consultants part of the team. Use these strategies to ensure a smooth transition for both the consultant and your… Read more »

Strategies to Boost Productivity on Your Team

In today’s hyperconnected world, everyone seems to be “busy” all the time. However, there is a distinction between being busy and being productive. It is critical to help facilitate true productivity on your team, but that facilitation can be a challenge for the modern leader, especially if you have one or more remote project managers… Read more »

Five Traits to Look for in Top Marketing Talent

If you’re hiring marketing professionals, you already recognize the value marketing brings to your organization. Like sales, marketing is a department that will generally pay for itself. But to realize that return on your investment, it’s critical you hire the right marketing professionals. Naturally, you want a candidate who is creative, persuasive and highly motivated.… Read more »

Implementing Continuous Performance Feedback

Annual reviews have been an accepted business practice for many decades. But in today’s fast-paced environment, who can wait that long to provide employees with the feedback they need to perform their best in their jobs? Are annual reviews really the best way to keep your employees on track? Instead, consider implementing a policy of… Read more »

How Can a Staffing Partner Streamline Your Hiring Process?

Finding project management talent for short- and long-term requirements can pose great challenges in the agriculture industry. But working with a partner who is an expert in recruiting sales and marketing talent can save you time and money and prevent headaches. What Can a Staffing Partner Do for You? Analyze your needs. Your staffing partner… Read more »