Why You Need to Show Empathy as a Leader

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand their perspective and feelings and it is an essential leadership skill. Empathy is a key component of emotional intelligence, and it has a direct impact on how employees feel about their bosses, their jobs, and the organization as a whole. Empathy Builds… Read more »

Why Should I Work With a Recruiter to Find Top Talent?

It can be a real struggle to find great candidates in today’s market. It’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent, companies across the country hire great people every day. If your current recruiting tactics are not yielding positive results, it’s time to consider partnering with a recruiter. The right recruiting partner can generate measurable ROI… Read more »

What Makes Employees Happy in Their Job?

Employee retention rates seem to shrink each year. In a tight talent market, it is important to focus on employee happiness to boost retention and keep productivity and profits high. Happy employees are productive employees, but they are also loyal employees. So, what makes employees happy in their job?   Work-Life Balance   Now, more than ever before,… Read more »

Your Guide to Writing Better Job Posts

Is your ag business struggling to attract qualified applicants to your sales and marketing jobs? If you’re not getting the right applicants, it’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent. However, the problem actually could be much closer to home. The key to attracting qualified and aligned candidates is writing job posts… Read more »

Do Your Employees Trust You?

When you think about the ways you can be a more effective leader, it’s important to factor in trust. When employees trust you, they will be willing to put forth the extra effort to support your goals. Lack of trust can fracture the cohesiveness of the entire group, and it can spread like wildfire. If… Read more »

How To Make Your Hiring Process More Engaging

Most employers understand how important employee engagement is to retention. However, those same employers often neglect to prioritize candidate engagement and its importance in the recruitment process. According to data from Gallup, engaged candidates are more productive when hired leading to a 10% boost in customer ratings, a 20% increase in sales and 21% greater profitability.… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »

What to Look for in a Strong Account Manager Candidate

Account management isn’t easy – nor is it always easy to identify top account management candidates. After all, the job is complex – it’s part customer service, part sales, part consulting, part relationship-building and so much more. When hiring account managers, it’s important to know what to look for so you can be assured that… Read more »

Preparing Your Company for the Remote Workforce

Remote work is on the rise, increasing by nearly 40 percent of the last five years. Employees like the freedom that comes with working from home and employers embrace the overhead savings and the ability to recruit from a national pool of talent. However, moving to a remote workforce isn’t as simple as flipping a… Read more »

Is a Candidate Ghosting Me?

Your top candidate isn’t returning your calls to schedule a final interview. Your brand new hire is a no-call-no-show. A hire who has been with you several months called off sick and never returned. These are all “ghosting” scenarios and employers are dealing with a surge of candidates and employees who engage in this behavior. … Read more »