Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »

What to Look for in a Strong Account Manager Candidate

Account management isn’t easy – nor is it always easy to identify top account management candidates. After all, the job is complex – it’s part customer service, part sales, part consulting, part relationship-building and so much more. When hiring account managers, it’s important to know what to look for so you can be assured that… Read more »

Preparing Your Company for the Remote Workforce

Remote work is on the rise, increasing by nearly 40 percent of the last five years. Employees like the freedom that comes with working from home and employers embrace the overhead savings and the ability to recruit from a national pool of talent. However, moving to a remote workforce isn’t as simple as flipping a… Read more »

Is a Candidate Ghosting Me?

Your top candidate isn’t returning your calls to schedule a final interview. Your brand new hire is a no-call-no-show. A hire who has been with you several months called off sick and never returned. These are all “ghosting” scenarios and employers are dealing with a surge of candidates and employees who engage in this behavior. … Read more »

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 »