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Does Your Onboarding Process Work?

Good employees are hard to find in the agriculture industry– but they can be even harder to keep. It takes a lot of time and money to recruit top talent, and the vast majority of employees who leave within the first year do so before six months. One of the keys to boosting retention is… Read more »

Employee Appreciation Ideas You Can Try Today

Your employees are your number one asset, and they want to know that their hard work is appreciated. It’s easy to forget to say thank you or recognize achievement, but it’s also easy to take a little time to reward your team for all they do – without breaking the budget. Thirty Easy Employee Appreciation… Read more »

How to Help a Burnt Out Team

Burnout isn’t just a buzzword busy people use when they are tired. It is a very real phenomenon that impacts overworked professionals. Burnout can lead to physical and mental exhaustion and even major depression. Furthermore, research shows that burnout leads to decreased productivity and lack of engagement, and burnout can actually spread among a team.… Read more »

The Importance of Ongoing Education for Your Employees

Talented people who want to advance their careers spend a lot of their free time on professional development. Many employers are just fine with this arrangement, as investing in ongoing education can be expensive. However, offering ongoing education for your employees can be extremely valuable to your business. It’s What Employees Want Many professionals take… Read more »

Are You Writing Attractive Job Descriptions?

How much time do you spend crafting an attractive job description for an open role? Most hiring managers tend to copy the current job description, slap it online and hope for the best. However, job descriptions are a sales tool for attracting top talent and in a tight employment market, companies need every advantage to… Read more »

5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent

Turnover can cost your company big money. By some estimates, it can cost double an employee’s salary to replace them. If you have a revolving door of employees coming in and out, those costs significantly eat into the bottom line. If you’ve got a turnover challenge, here are five retention strategies to help keep your… Read more »

How to Spark Creativity in Your Team

Sales and marketing teams need collaborative work environments to succeed. New ideas, innovation and problem-solving are only possible when you foster creativity among the group. Use these simple strategies to spark more creativity on your team. Focus on Diversity If everyone on your team comes from similar backgrounds and has had similar life experiences, they… Read more »

What are the Signs of an Unhappy Employee?

Ideally, all of your employees would be happy all day, every day. Realistically, however, you will encounter unhappy employees from time to time. The reasons why employees become unhappy can vary – they may be related to their responsibilities, company culture, coworker conflict, or even personal issues. No matter the source, it is important to… Read more »

Why You Should Grow Your Talent Pool From Within

Finding talented candidates in today’s market is a challenge. From low unemployment to baby boomer retirements to skill gaps and more, employers are struggling to find well-aligned candidates. However, by growing your talent pool from within, you can find great candidates and control recruiting costs. Internal Candidates Save Time Promoting from within removes any uncertainty… Read more »

What is a Job Hopper, and How Can They Hurt Your Business?

For decades, hiring managers avoided hiring job hoppers, but in recent years – thanks to the Millennial penchant for job hopping – there has been a push to give job hoppers a second look. You can find endless justifications for hiring someone who is a serial hopper, but should you take the chance with your… Read more »