Instilling Confidence in Your Team

You can assemble a highly skilled team of people, but skills alone will not guarantee success on the job. In order to be successful, people must feel confident in their abilities. Even a little bit of self-doubt can lead to poor performance. Confident employees are productive and are more like to engage in creative problem-solving… Read more »

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 »

How to Write a Resume to Highlight Temporary Experience

If you’ve worked as a remote project manager, consultant or short-term subject matter expert, you’ve probably faced a classic conundrum. How do you organize your resume to keep it concise while ensuring hiring managers understand your experience? Use these strategies to write a resume that highlights your expertise and experience without extending into a novel-sized… Read more »

Questions to Ask Project Management Talent

Sales project management is a unique niche, and it takes the right people with the right mix of skills and personal success attributes to ensure you achieve your goals. Therefore, the interview process for a sales project manager must hit all the right notes so you can be sure you’re making the best hiring choices… Read more »

How Can You Hire the Right Candidate?

The war for talent in today’s tight agriculture market is fierce. Companies need sales and marketing talent with specialized skills, but it is difficult to locate and recruit that talent. A niche recruiting partner in the ag industry can help bridge your talent gap by efficiently and accurately connecting you with the talent you need.… Read more »

How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Personality

In the current market, it’s hard enough to find temporary remote sales candidates who have the experience you’re looking for, let alone the personality traits required for success. However, personality plays a big role in sales success – especially for people who hold remote positions. As part of the hiring process, it’s important to evaluate… Read more »

Why Prioritization is Essential for Your Marketing Team

Most professionals have heard of the 80/20 rule which states that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. This means that 80 percent of your sales volume is likely generated by 20 percent of your customers; 80 percent of your complaints come from 20 percent of your customers; and 80… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring Project Managers for Your Sales Team

Sales is a volatile profession in any field. Even the most skilled pros can be derailed by unforeseen changes in the market. When it comes to sales in the ag business, the volatility increases significantly. From market factors to technological changes to the forces of Mother Nature, agriculture companies must constantly strategize and innovate new… Read more »