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Why Working with a Recruiter Can Save You Money

As a hiring manager, one of your most important job roles is to fill open positions as quickly as possible with top-rated candidates. Finding high-quality talent is just the first step. You must then carry out the interview process, make an offer, and successfully onboard the candidate hired. This is a time-consuming and costly process.… Read more »

Fastest Growing Agricultural Sectors in 2021

Surprisingly to some, agriculture is one of the largest industries in the United States. Its sectors are diverse and range from farms and forestry to textile manufacturing and foodservice. In fact, America is one of the world’s top exporters and the largest market for agricultural products. This nation is the #1 producer and exporter of… Read more »

How to Find Passive Candidates for Your Agricultural Jobs

Finding the right candidate to fill an open position can be challenging. Naturally, you want to source the highest-quality talent. The problem is the best agricultural candidates are likely already taken. There is the common misconception that pursuing these employees is off-limits. However, seeking out passive candidates is often your best hiring strategy. This is… Read more »

How to Deal with the Age Gap in Agriculture

Did you know that the average person working in agriculture is 58 years old? The alarming fact is that there is an age gap crisis that must be addressed if the agriculture industry is to be sustainable for generations to come. Let’s look at why there is an age gap and tips for bridging the… Read more »

Benefits of Having an Agricultural Employee Fill Your Vacancies

You wouldn’t let someone who knows nothing about vehicles change the oil in your car. The same is true in the agricultural industry. It is beneficial to hire a candidate with an agricultural background. This is true whether the open position requires ag knowledge or not. Let’s take a look at the benefits of having… Read more »

Skills That Make Employees Great

Experience is important when hiring sales and marketing professionals in the agriculture industry, but experience alone doesn’t mean someone will be a great employee. That’s why it’s important to look beyond technical skills and previous experience and look at some less tangible soft skills. Keep an eye out for these skills during your hiring process to… Read more »

Where Is My Top Talent Going?

Turnover can be extremely challenging for a company. It can cost one to four times an employee’s salary to replace them, productivity takes a hit and churn can have a serious negative impact on morale and customer relations. If your agriculture business is losing your top sales and marketing talent, it’s time to take stock of what’s happening internally. Here are some… 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 »

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 »