Too Good to be True? 5 Signs an Agricultural Job Candidate Might be Lying on Their Resume

A single bad hire can cost your company thousands of dollars. If a candidate lies on their resume, it can mean hiring someone who lacks the skills and experience to perform basic duties. While we always want to believe the best of people, many candidates do exaggerate or fabricate information. Here are 5 signs that… Read more »

2020 Hiring Trends: 5 Ways Retention-Focused Hiring Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Your ag company’s bottom line has always been important but cost-control has arguably never been more important than it is today. As you think about ways to control costs while positioning your business to succeed, don’t forget to focus on employee retention. Retaining great people has a significant impact on your bottom line and can help your business… Read more »

10 Tips for Writing an Agriculture Job Description that Attracts Top Talent

Reviewing dozens if not hundreds resumes and cover letters for a single job can be tedious and sorting through scads of applications from unqualified applicants is a waste of your time. You can help improve the quality of applicants while saving time and resources by writing job descriptions that attract the right kind of people. Here are ten… Read more »

2020 Hiring Trends: The Role Technology Plays in Agricultural Recruiting

Recruiting is always evolving, and technology has been the biggest facilitator of change in the recruiting world across the last decade or so. Thanks to advancements in tech, the speed and accuracy of hiring and recruiting are improving every year.   AI Every Day   A few years ago, artificial intelligence was something of a novelty. HR and recruiting technologies were incorporating… Read more »

4 Reasons No One Is Applying To Your Agriculture Job

It can be extremely frustrating to post an agriculture job opening and not have any takers, especially when you need someone in a role as quickly as possible. If you find yourself in this situation, the first thing to do is look internally to find potential issues that could be costing you candidates. Here are four of the… Read more »

5 Soft Skills to Look for in Every Candidate 

When hiring sales and marketing professionals in the agriculture industry, a candidate’s experience matters. However, if you rely solely on experience, you could end up making the wrong hiring choice. Without soft skills, even the most qualified people won’t succeed on your team. While every job will have unique soft skill requirements, there are universal qualities that… Read more »

10 Ways to Reassure Employees During  a  Recession

Recessions are panicky times for employees in the agriculture sector. The uncertainty of whether or not companies or jobs will survive an economic downturn can cause serious anxiety and it’s often difficult for employees to leave that stress and anxiety at the door when they report to work. People can be testy, impatient or even short-tempered and they tend to… Read more »

How Mobile Apps are Changing the Hiring Game for the Agriculture Industry in 2020

Mobile apps are changing the way companies recruit, and in 2020 more companies will get on board. Why is mobile so important? More than two-thirds of American adults have smartphones, and nearly 50% use those phones to search for jobs. If your ag business isn’t leveraging mobile for recruiting, you could be missing out on great candidates… Read more »

The 5 Hiring Trends That May Impact Agriculture in 2020

Q1 may almost be behind us, but there is still a long way to go before the end of the year. Agriculture recruiting is always evolving so it’s important to keep an eye on the hiring trends that may impact the industry through the end of the year Here are five trends that could impact the way you… Read more »

Torn Between 2 Candidates? Here’s How to Choose the Best One for Your Business

Hiring in the current competitive talent market makes it a challenge to find even one great candidate for sales and marketing jobs in agriculture. So when you have the opposite problem and you must choose between two great candidates, it can seem at first like a good problem to have. But it‘s still a problem. Which do you choose? How do… Read more »