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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 »

2020 Hiring Trends: How Will Social Media Impact Agricultural Recruiting?

Do you still think that using social media to recruit is a fad? If so, you’re probably missing out on great candidates. Social media is absolutely necessary to attract and build relationships with passive candidates, build your employer brand and find candidates who are a great cultural fit. It’s not too late to start using social media to find great… Read more »

Spring Cleaning 101: 3 Things Every Employer Needs to Do in the Spring

Spring cleaning is an annual tradition in many homes. As days grow longer and the air gets warmer, people open up their doors and windows to let fresh air in and clean out all of the dirt and dust that has accumulated through the winter. Spring cleaning can also be applied to your agriculture business to brush away the… 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 »

6 Tips for Successful Employer Branding in the Agriculture Sector

According to some expectations, more than 60% of businesses in the agriculture sector expect to lose 10% or more of their employees in the next two years due to retirement. Furthermore, there is a large gap between the number of people leaving the industry and the number of recent grads hoping to enter the industry.… Read more »

A Note From Morris Bixby Group

The COVID-19 virus is dominating the news cycle, and it is dominating everyone’s personal and professional conversations. Morris Bixby Group is no different; we are actively implementing our response to this situation while operating in an environment of considerable uncertainty. We draw on 20 years of experience in helping our clients navigate through their most… Read more »