Recruiting to Onboarding: How to Maximize the Transition

  The first few weeks after bringing aboard a new hire are the most challenging. You need to help your employee adjust to their team and get comfortable in their role. Because this can be overwhelming for them, you need to make the transition as smooth as possible. The better your new hire can adapt,… Read more »

What Does Your Candidate Experience Look Like?

  Your candidate experience is the series of interactions a job seeker has with your company throughout your hiring process. These interactions include all communication that a candidate receives from your brand messaging, software systems, or employees. You want each of these interactions to be as positive as possible so that the candidates want to… Read more »

Should You Consider Hiring Boomerang Employees?

Boomerang employees are those who work for your company, leave for months or years, then apply to work there again. They may have left because they were asked to, or to pursue other opportunities. The question is, do you bring back these former team members? The answer is, it depends. Find out whether you should… Read more »

Best Practices to Find Passive Agriculture Executives

The best agriculture executives already are employed. Because they are happy in their roles, most are not actively looking for new opportunities. However, because these passive candidates typically are able to make a substantial impact on your business, it can be worth pursuing them. Since most passive agriculture candidates are open to hearing about new… Read more »

Are Virtual Interviews Going to Be a Staple in a Post-Pandemic World?

When social distancing became necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, most companies switched from in-person interviews to virtual ones. Now, as vaccinations continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many employers are continuing to favor virtual interviews. The benefits they receive from virtual interviews tend to outweigh the advantages of in-person interviews. This… Read more »

Recruiting Tips to Ensure You Hire the Right Talent

Hiring the best employees is a challenging process. You want candidates who are engaged, productive and focused on the future. They have a positive impact on your team, employee morale, and company goals. This is why having a hiring plan in place can increase your success. Implement these tips to add the best employees to… Read more »

How to Manage Wage Increases in This Age of Hiring

As the minimum wage goes up and workers are in short supply, it can be difficult to hire qualified staff. This is why you should consider increasing the starting rate for new hires. Although raising hourly wages can be difficult, there are ways to make it work. Implement these suggestions to manage higher starting wages… Read more »

Do You Have an Accessible Talent Pool? Here’s How to Create One.

Having a database of candidates interested in working for your company provides a variety of benefits. You always have qualified workers, including passive candidates, to contact. You also may have access to previous applicants with the expertise required to fill a current opening. Plus, knowing which candidates to contact for a position lets you decrease… Read more »

How to Recognize and Reward Top Performers

All employees are not created equal. Some team members perform subpar, others are average, and then you have those that stand out! These are your stars. They go over and beyond on every task, and it shows. They deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Let’s take a look at unique ways to reward outstanding employees… Read more »

How to Find Leadership Potential in Your Employees

Employees with the most leadership potential are not going to shout it from the rooftop. It may take a little bit of digging to figure out which of your top-performers have leadership potential. However, if you can spot those who have this unique skill set, your ag company will reap the benefits, and you will… Read more »