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 »

8 Unique Employee Benefits That Could Seal the Deal

Part of attracting the best agricultural candidates involves offering attractive benefits. In addition to health insurance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, the majority of job seekers are looking for additional ways to earn income or gain help covering life expenses. By offering the benefits that most other employers do not, you increase the odds… Read more »

3 Tips to Decide Between Your Final Two Candidates

Finishing your last round of interviews and having to choose between two applicants is a good problem to have. Of course, you need to determine which should receive a job offer. You also need to move quickly to increase your odds of having the candidate you want accept your offer. Use these three tips to… Read more »

How Much Does a Bad Hire Cost You?

Adding qualified members to your agriculture team is important. From the front desk staff to the executive offices, every employee represents your company. This is why bringing aboard a bad hire can be costly. The majority of the time, you lose more than just money. Discover some of the costs of adding a bad agricultural… Read more »

5 Things to Include in Your Agriculture Job Listing

Creating job postings for your agriculture roles helps you add qualified members to your team. Sharing the tasks, responsibilities, requirements, and expectations for a position lets you interview candidates who are committed to carrying them out. When you bring aboard the right new hires, they should have a clear understanding of what they need to… Read more »

The True Benefits of Employee Recognition

No one wants to toil away in obscurity. And while all of us know this, many employers seem to think that their workforce will be content to do a great job without ever being recognized for it. As counterintuitive as it may seem, neglecting employee recognition is a problem in many workplaces. To illustrate why… Read more »

Strategies to Evaluate a Candidate’s Passion During an Interview

Every manager has encountered this frustrating scenario at some point in their career: You hire a candidate with stellar credentials and a sterling track record, only to find that they are unmotivated, disruptive, and disengaged once on the job. Unfortunately, trying to accurately judge how passionate a candidate is, using the interview alone is notoriously difficult… Read more »

Skills That Make Employees Great

Experience is important when hiring sales and marketing professionals in the agriculture industry, but experience alone doesn’t mean someone will be a great employee. That’s why it’s important to look beyond technical skills and previous experience and look at some less tangible soft skills. Keep an eye out for these skills during your hiring process to… Read more »

How to Create SMART Goals for Your Team

It is vital for managers to set goals for employees, but if those goals are not useful or well-thought-out, they do nothing to help the employee improve. If the goals are too challenging or not challenging enough, it can negatively impact motivation and drive. It can be demotivating when goals are set unrealistically high and equally demotivating when the… Read more »