Strategies to Evaluate a Candidate’s Passion During an Interview

Every manager has encountered this frustrating scenario at some point in their career: You hire a candidate with stellar credentials and a sterling track record, only to find that they are unmotivated, disruptive, and disengaged once on the job. Unfortunately, trying to accurately judge how passionate a candidate is, using the interview alone is notoriously difficult… Read more »

Morris Bixby Group Welcomes Louis H. Lucas

Morris Bixby Group, a leading agribusiness search firm providing the highest quality professional recruiting and career advancement services since 2000, is pleased to announce Louis H. Lucas has joined the firm as Director of Business Development Agriculture.  Louis comes to Morris Bixby after a 41-year career with Bayer and Monsanto.  Over his career, Louis worked in sales,… Read more »

Morris Bixby Group Welcome Rodger Younker

Morris Bixby Group, a leading agribusiness search firm providing the highest quality professional recruiting and career advancement services since 2000, is pleased to announce Rodger Younker has joined the firm as Director of Business Development Turf, Ornamental and Specialty/Pest Control, Morris Bixby Group. Younker has served in a wide range of roles in his 33-year career in… Read more »

How To Find Candidates Who Aren’t Looking For a Job

Whether candidates are plentiful or hard to come by, it can always be challenging to attract, recruit and hire exceptional talent. If you rely on traditional, reactionary methods of sourcing talent, you’ll always find yourself behind the proverbial eight ball. The fact is the best candidates are already employed and aren’t actively looking for a job. To… 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 »