Helping Your Burned-Out Employees After the Holidays

The holidays are hectic, and many employees struggle with work-life balance as they struggle to meet both family obligations and professional obligations.  Unlike most other types of vacations, employees often do not return from the holidays refreshed – they return just as stressed. Here are some tips to help your burned-out employees get motivated after… Read more »

How To Motivate A Bored Team

In most cases, employees will not come to you and tell you when they are feeling bored and unmotivated at work. Rather than sounding negative or coming across as lazy, good employees who feel uninspired will press on until it becomes too much to bear, at which time they will begin looking for a new… Read more »

Overcoming a Tight Candidate Market

The overall unemployment rate in the US is around four percent, but when you isolate professional labor, unemployment is actually two percent for skilled talent. Finding impactful sales and marketing professionals for ag businesses in today’s market can feel impossible, but companies cannot afford to leave critical roles unfilled. Use these strategies to overcome the… Read more »

Top 3 Traits of a Successful Marketing Candidate

When interviewing marketing candidates, you will have a list of skills, experience and requirements that candidates must meet in order to be considered. But what about character and personality traits required for success? Those may differ based on your organizational culture, but every marketer should exhibit three important traits, no matter what the job function… Read more »

Implement These Tactics to Avoid Burnout on Your Workforce

Sales is a high-pressure field, which means burnout is always a risk. They have to constantly push to meet and exceed goals, and many never fully disconnect from their jobs, making themselves available to clients 24/7, wreaking havoc on work-life balance. It’s important to help your sales team avoid burnout, as it ultimately leads to… Read more »

Are You Losing Great Candidates to Other Offers?

Going through the entire hiring process only to lose your ideal candidate to a competitor is a frustrating and expensive experience. Losing a candidate at the end can set you back weeks or even months if you have to start the process over from scratch. It happens to everyone now and then, but if your… Read more »

The Importance of Purpose in the Workforce

Purpose matters. It used to be that a regular paycheck was enough job satisfaction for most people. But times have changed, and employees’ expectations have changed along with them. Employees are investing more of themselves in their jobs than ever before, and they are expecting more from their employers in return. To Live and Work… Read more »

Addressing Workplace Conflict Early

Sometimes it’s not what is said that causes workplace conflict, it’s what doesn’t get said. Too often, relatively simple-to-handle issues swell into larger, difficult-to-manage scenarios because they weren’t addressed early on. Regular, constructive, open communication is vital to workplace harmony. Tackle concerns from your team before they turn into larger issues. Don’t Take It Personally Every manager… Read more »

Three Reasons Your Employees Need a 30-60-90 Day Plan

Think of a 30-60-90 day plan as a road map for success. These detailed documents outline goals and benchmarks for a new hire to meet during the first three months of employment. Traditionally, these documents have been created solely by the employee and used as a tool to impress hiring managers. However, it is worth… Read more »

3 Things to Avoid in Your Job Offer Letters

Writing a job offer letter represents the welcome end to what may have been a long and laborious recruiting process. It’s an exciting time, because not only have you successfully tracked down a talented candidate, your company is about to get stronger. Remember, however, that a job offer letter can be a sensitive document, and… Read more »