How to Focus on the Positive to Be Successful

In any workplace, negative attitudes can spread like wildfire. Once complaining starts, it can seem impossible to reel everyone back in and get them into a positive frame of mind. However, employees who have a positive attitude are more confident in their abilities and are more productive. If you’re ready to nip negativity in the… Read more »

How to Impress as a Project Manager

Working as a remote temporary sales pro is extremely rewarding. You have flexibility, you’re exposed to new businesses and new projects, and in many ways, you get to be in control of your own career. However, remote sales project managers must always be “on.” You don’t have the luxury of slacking off or becoming complacent… 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 »

How Can Your Team Achieve More?

Every leader wants their team to be more productive, but simply demanding higher output and greater focus won’t get you very far. To get a handle on how your team should spend their time in order to achieve more, you must outline specific goals. Goals allow you to decide what “productivity” really looks like and… Read more »

Should Your Business Hire Project Management Professionals?

Sales and marketing are constantly evolving fields, and it can be challenging to find candidates who can help your agriculture business stay ahead of trends, hit targets and increase revenue. Savvy companies are overcoming their hiring challenges and accessing top talent by offering flexible work options like temporary assignments and project management roles. Why Professionals… Read more »

Fostering Team Competition

There is always a bit of natural competition that exists among a sales team. Good salespeople push themselves and thrive on surpassing their goals. However, it’s important to foster healthy competition that generates productivity and camaraderie, as opposed to unhealthy competition that ultimately damages team relationships. Keep these tips in mind to foster the right… Read more »

Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire

Filling an open role on your team is always a relief. There is a great deal of excitement that follows making a new hire. Unfortunately, not every new hire lives up to expectations. Keep an eye out for these signs you may have made a bad hire. Warning Signs of a Bad Hire Here are… Read more »

Expand Your Candidate Pool

It would be great if you woke up tomorrow to find qualified salespeople banging down your door to work for you, but that’s not the world we live in. Most hiring managers struggle to find the right people for ag sales roles. Fortunately, there is a way to expand your candidate pool and locate the… Read more »

Managing a Remote Workforce

Managing a remote workforce comes with some unique challenges. When you’re leading virtual employees, likely from a remote setting yourself, it’s important to embrace digital tools that extend beyond email and understand the nuances of remote team operations. With the right strategies in place, you can manage an efficient and effective remote team. Embrace Digital… Read more »

How Can a Staffing Partner Find Hidden Agriculture Industry Talent?

Does it ever feel like good agriculture industry talent is hard to find? You’re not alone. Lots of people in the ag business struggle to find great people. So, just where is the talent hiding? The answer: They are right under your nose. You just have to know who to partner with to find them.… Read more »