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Time Away? Try These Strategies to Re-Enter the Workforce Successfully

If you had to step out of the workforce for a while, re-entry can be overwhelming. Many people wonder if they are hirable after an absence, and they may fear they won’t be able to pick up their careers where they left off. The truth is, leaving the workforce is a common occurrence. Every day,… Read more »

How Project Management Employees Can Solve Your Hiring Problems

Employees are the backbone of any sales or marketing team. Success depends on your ability to fill positions with the right people and keep your team fully staffed so you can achieve your goals. However, many agriculture companies struggle to fill open full-time positions with skilled employees who add value and fit in with company… Read more »

Fostering Team Competition

There is always a bit of natural competition that exists among a sales team. Good salespeople push themselves and thrive on surpassing their goals. However, it’s important to foster healthy competition that generates productivity and camaraderie, as opposed to unhealthy competition that ultimately damages team relationships. Keep these tips in mind to foster the right… Read more »

Teamwork Skills to Look for in all Employees

Teamwork skills are critical success factors in today’s collaborative culture. Nobody works in a bubble, and when you’re hiring for open roles, it is important to identify candidates who have the ability to contribute effectively to a team. These are the teamwork skills you should look for in every employee, whether they are working full… Read more »

Why You Should Hire for Adaptability 

Today’s corporate culture is dynamic, and the only real constant is change. Hiring for adaptability in the ag sector is critical in order to build a modern, agile team. Adaptability is important because company priorities and processes change on a dime in response to new demands or new pressures in the market. Effective employees are… Read more »

Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire

Filling an open role on your team is always a relief. There is a great deal of excitement that follows making a new hire. Unfortunately, not every new hire lives up to expectations. Keep an eye out for these signs you may have made a bad hire. Warning Signs of a Bad Hire Here are… Read more »

Managing Stress as a Remote Employee

Working from home certainly seems like the ideal scenario. However, remote employees often learn quickly that virtual work comes with its own set of stresses. When your office is in the next room, work can call to you at all hours of the day and night.  The lines between “home” and “work” get blurred, which… Read more »

Expand Your Candidate Pool

It would be great if you woke up tomorrow to find qualified salespeople banging down your door to work for you, but that’s not the world we live in. Most hiring managers struggle to find the right people for ag sales roles. Fortunately, there is a way to expand your candidate pool and locate the… Read more »

Are You Motivated by Your Career?

Your skills and talents are important when it comes to career success in the sales and marketing field. However, all the skills and talent in the world will get you nowhere if you don’t have motivation. Being self-motivated is a critical success factor at all levels of your career. Motivation drives you to get out… Read more »

How Can You Attract Millennial Project Managers?

Millennials have earned a reputation as “the job-hopping generation.” Gallup data indicates that 60 percent of millennials are open to new job opportunities, and more than 21 percent have changed jobs in the last year – three times more than non-millennial workers. So, is there anything you can do to attract millennial employees? Pay Attention… Read more »