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Should I Ask My Candidate For References?

Bad hires are costly for your organization in terms of money, time, resources and decreased team morale. One of the best ways to hedge against a bad hire comes in the form of a step that is often glossed over: reference checks. Many companies consider employment verification a reference check, but it’s important to collect strong… Read more »

Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient With This Audit

If you are struggling to attract quality candidates, don’t assume that the cause is a lack of talent in the market. An inefficient hiring process can actually cause talented people to abandon their application, costing you talent.  Before making any assumptions about the talent market, make your hiring process more efficient.  Start With Job Descriptions  A good job description… Read more »

How to Show Appreciation for Your Employees this Holiday Season 

To say this has been a hard year for everyone would be an understatement. Your team has been through a lot, so this year-end holiday season, show your employees how much you appreciate everything they have done for you through challenging times.   Don’t Be A Scrooge With PTO  Everyone wants time off around the holidays and every now and then, you’ll find… Read more »

How Has COVID Changed the Agricultural Industry? 

Throughout the COVID-10 pandemic, much attention has been placed on industries like hospitality, recreation and airlines, but what about the agriculture industry? How has COVID changed our industry for the foreseeable future?  Uncertainty Rules The Day   Consumers have obviously still needed to eat throughout the pandemic, but there has been significant instability in the market since March of 2020. For… 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 »

Updating Your Onboarding Process

Did you know that an employee’s first day on the job can determine how long they stay with your company? A good onboarding process is extremely important for setting up a new employee for success and for boosting long-term retention.  A strong onboarding experience can lead to faster ramp-up, higher productivity and long-term job satisfaction, while a poor experience almost… Read more »

Should I Hire Someone Who Isn’t Qualified Enough?

Whether there is an excess of talent in the market or there is not enough to go around, there will always be hiring challenges in the agriculture sector.  Often, hiring managers find themselves wondering if they should hire someone who would be a good fit, but is a bit underqualified for the role. The answer will be unique… Read more »

How Filling Agricultural Job Vacancies With a Recruiter Can Save You Money

Great sales and marketing employees can be hard to find in the agriculture sector, but a single bad hire can eat into the bottom line. The longer you take to fill a vacant job and the more misaligned the new hire is, the more money you’ve wasted. The good news is you can save money… Read more »