Lessons From 2020: What We Learned From COVID

Few people were sad to see 2020 come to an end. And while we are all hopeful for this new year, things won’t go back to “normal” any time soon. However, it is important to take stock of the previous year and learn from the pandemic. Here are five business lessons that many organizations have learned during… Read more »

Improve Your Leadership Skills in 2021

We can all agree that 2020 is a year we’d like to forget. But it’s important to understand that this year brought us many learning opportunities. Leaders really had to focus on building soft skills to lead their teams through the crisis. As we look to a new year, that need for soft skills will… Read more »

Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient With This Audit

If you are struggling to attract quality candidates, don’t assume that the cause is a lack of talent in the market. An inefficient hiring process can actually cause talented people to abandon their application, costing you talent.  Before making any assumptions about the talent market, make your hiring process more efficient.  Start With Job Descriptions  A good job description… Read more »

How to Show Appreciation for Your Employees this Holiday Season 

To say this has been a hard year for everyone would be an understatement. Your team has been through a lot, so this year-end holiday season, show your employees how much you appreciate everything they have done for you through challenging times.   Don’t Be A Scrooge With PTO  Everyone wants time off around the holidays and every now and then, you’ll find… Read more »

How Has COVID Changed the Agricultural Industry? 

Throughout the COVID-10 pandemic, much attention has been placed on industries like hospitality, recreation and airlines, but what about the agriculture industry? How has COVID changed our industry for the foreseeable future?  Uncertainty Rules The Day   Consumers have obviously still needed to eat throughout the pandemic, but there has been significant instability in the market since March of 2020. For… Read more »

Why Culture Matters in The Agricultural Industry 

Your company culture is the personality of your agriculture business and informs the norms of day-to-day work at your organization. While your culture is unique to your company, it is important to understand that your culture has a direct impact on your bottom line.   Culture Influences Long-Term Retention   If you’ve ever worked for a company with a… Read more »

5 Hiring Challenges and How To Overcome Them

If you are experiencing hiring challenges at your agriculture company, you are not alone. Here are some of the most common challenges hiring managers are facing today and tips to overcome them. 1.  You Aren’t Finding Qualified Candidates Although unemployment remains high due to COVID-19, employers are still struggling to find qualified candidates for open… Read more »

How Filling Agricultural Job Vacancies With a Recruiter Can Save You Money

Great sales and marketing employees can be hard to find in the agriculture sector, but a single bad hire can eat into the bottom line. The longer you take to fill a vacant job and the more misaligned the new hire is, the more money you’ve wasted. The good news is you can save money… Read more »

Are Your Expectations Too High When Looking For Candidates?

Are you looking for a candidate with a long resume, but aren’t prepared to pay for one? This approach can and will cost your potentially terrific candidates. It’s easy to understand why you’d want to hire someone with a long list of achievements and years of experience, but savvy employers know that there are diamonds… Read more »

How to Better Incorporate Social Media Conversations for Your Agricultural Company

It’s easy to think of social media as a place for individuals to post pictures of themselves and share their opinions on everything from breakfast foods to politics. However, social media is so much more. When used strategically, it is a place to communicate with customers and build your own community. Is your agriculture company… Read more »