How to Create a Strong Company Culture that Attracts Top Talent

Recruiting top talent is no longer just about the size of the paycheck you offer. The best candidates tend to value a strong company culture first and foremost. Positive company culture is a crucial part of your business, affecting everything from employee satisfaction and productivity to attracting the best candidates in the agriculture industry. These… Read more »

Fastest Growing Agricultural Sectors in 2021

Surprisingly to some, agriculture is one of the largest industries in the United States. Its sectors are diverse and range from farms and forestry to textile manufacturing and foodservice. In fact, America is one of the world’s top exporters and the largest market for agricultural products. This nation is the #1 producer and exporter of… Read more »

How to Deal with the Age Gap in Agriculture

Did you know that the average person working in agriculture is 58 years old? The alarming fact is that there is an age gap crisis that must be addressed if the agriculture industry is to be sustainable for generations to come. Let’s look at why there is an age gap and tips for bridging the… Read more »

How To Motivate A Bored Team

It would be ideal if every employee on your team maintained a continuously high level of motivation and enthusiasm for their work 52 weeks a year. Unfortunately, this is not reality. Boredom can creep in at any time – especially for employees whose jobs involve monotonous or repetitive tasks or for employees who are not… Read more »

Five Ways To Spot a Liar In An Interview

Think job candidates rarely lie? Think again.  According to separate studies from both CareerBuilder and HireRight, 75-85 percent of employers say they have caught job applicants lying on their resumes or in job interviews. The good news is, you can learn to spot a liar in an interview if you know what to look for.… Read more »

Are Recruiting Challenges Holding Your Team Back?

In a tight talent market due to low unemployment, unfilled jobs are a common problem in the agriculture industry. Many companies have simply accepted vacancies as a new reality, but recruiting challenges could be holding back your team – and your business. The High Cost Of Recruiting Challenges According to Deloitte, it takes an average… Read more »

How Much Does a Poor Hire Cost?

Every hiring manager knows that a bad hire is expensive, costing anywhere from 25% to 250% of one year’s salary for the role. But it’s not just recruiting costs that figure into the total impact on your bottom line. A bad hire can have a major ripple effect across the organization, significantly raising the total… Read more »

How Will Low Unemployment Impact Your Business?

The economy has been booming for some time and unemployment has been at historically low levels. That’s great news for individuals, but it does have a noticeable impact on business. Here’s what you need to know about low unemployment and what you should do to ensure you can continue to build a productive and profitable… Read more »

Challenging Interview Questions for Marketing Candidates

Hiring a talented marketer isn’t as straightforward as say, finding a great engineer. Marketing, by nature, is amorphous and lacks clear definition. So many skills, responsibilities and concepts can be tied into marketing that it makes it difficult to evaluate the right person for the job. The questions you ask during the interview process can… Read more »