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What Separates Great Teams From Mediocre Teams

It’s easy to spot the differences between underperforming teams and great teams. But what about the differences between mediocre teams and great teams? Those differences can be more subtle, and many leaders are content to let mediocre teams forge ahead, since they are meeting their goals. However, if you want to build teams that consistently… Read more »

Go From a Follower to a Leader

Do you want to go from a contributing team member to a leader? If you want to grow your career, it’s important to take charge of that goal and engage in the necessary steps and strategies to stop being seen as a follower and start being seen as a leader. The Good News? Leadership Can… Read more »

How to Retain Your Top Talent

Losing top talent is costly. Losing an entry-level employee can cost upwards of $30,000 and losing managers or specialized talent can cost an entire year’s salary. But retaining top talent isn’t just about saving time and money on recruitment. It’s really about keeping your business competitive. Continuity of staff helps keep customer satisfaction levels high,… Read more »

Why You Need to Show Empathy as a Leader

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand their perspective and feelings and it is an essential leadership skill. Empathy is a key component of emotional intelligence, and it has a direct impact on how employees feel about their bosses, their jobs, and the organization as a whole. Empathy Builds… Read more »

Why Should I Work With a Recruiter to Find Top Talent?

It can be a real struggle to find great candidates in today’s market. It’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent, companies across the country hire great people every day. If your current recruiting tactics are not yielding positive results, it’s time to consider partnering with a recruiter. The right recruiting partner can generate measurable ROI… Read more »

What Makes Employees Happy in Their Job?

Employee retention rates seem to shrink each year. In a tight talent market, it is important to focus on employee happiness to boost retention and keep productivity and profits high. Happy employees are productive employees, but they are also loyal employees. So, what makes employees happy in their job?   Work-Life Balance   Now, more than ever before,… Read more »

Improve Your Employer Branding With These 5 Tips

The battle for talent is fierce in today’s market and employers have to use as many tools as possible to attract and retain great people. One of the most important tools – but often the most neglected – is employer branding.   Your employer brand is the perception that people have about working at your company. Are you competitive like… Read more »

Three Ways to Solicit Honest Feedback From Your Employees

When you think about feedback in the workplace, you probably think about the constructive feedback you give your employees. However, honest feedback given to you from your employees is important, as well. Just as feedback helps employees improve performance, their feedback can help you and your organization improve its performance. Here are three ways to… Read more »

The Consequences of a Bad Hire

Hiring a new employee is a relief. After spending weeks (or even months) advertising your job, evaluating resumes, conducting interviews, checking references, and making a final decision, you’ve found your ideal candidate, and they accepted your offer. However, there will be times when it starts to become abundantly clear that the new employee isn’t who… Read more »

Your Guide to Writing Better Job Posts

Is your ag business struggling to attract qualified applicants to your sales and marketing jobs? If you’re not getting the right applicants, it’s easy to assume the problem is a lack of talent. However, the problem actually could be much closer to home. The key to attracting qualified and aligned candidates is writing job posts… Read more »