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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 »

The 5 Hiring Trends That May Impact Agriculture in 2020

Q1 may almost be behind us, but there is still a long way to go before the end of the year. Agriculture recruiting is always evolving so it’s important to keep an eye on the hiring trends that may impact the industry through the end of the year Here are five trends that could impact the way you… Read more »

Torn Between 2 Candidates? Here’s How to Choose the Best One for Your Business

Hiring in the current competitive talent market makes it a challenge to find even one great candidate for sales and marketing jobs in agriculture. So when you have the opposite problem and you must choose between two great candidates, it can seem at first like a good problem to have. But it‘s still a problem. Which do you choose? How do… Read more »

7 Ways to Upskill Your Employees in the Agriculture Industry

The agriculture business is constantly evolving, and in order to remain relevant and effective, marketing professionals need to keep pace with changes and upskill themselves. While some learning and development should be done on their own time, employers should invest in upskilling their employees so that the company remains competitive and has access to the skills needed for success. Here are seven ways… Read more »

How Does Gen Z Differ From Millennials?

Congratulations – you finally got into the swing of attracting, managing and retaining and Millennial talent! But you can’t rest on your laurels because Generation Z – people born starting in 1995 – are now entering the job market. While there are some similarities between Millennials and Gen Z, there are also some important differences… Read more »

What Can You Do to Stop Burnout From Affecting Your Team

If you think burnout only impacts senior leaders or people in fields like medicine, think again. It is estimated that nearly $200 billion per year is spent treating the physical and mental health impact of employee burnout at all levels. Burnout also impacts turnover. According to a 2017 study, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent… Read more »

Five Habits That Can Ruin Your Professionalism

Have you wondered why you aren’t advancing in your career? Are you overlooked when it comes to raises, promotions or getting assigned great projects? Before you blame the biases of your boss, you might want to take a look in the mirror. You could be holding yourself back by engaging in one or more of… Read more »

Company Culture’s Impact on the Tight Market

According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Gallup, strong company culture is directly tied to increased productivity, improved employee retention and overall better hiring. In other words, great company culture can help a business attract and retain great talent, even in a tight labor market. Tips For Building a Culture… Read more »