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 »

Morris Bixby Group Welcomes Louis H. Lucas

Morris Bixby Group, a leading agribusiness search firm providing the highest quality professional recruiting and career advancement services since 2000, is pleased to announce Louis H. Lucas has joined the firm as Director of Business Development Agriculture.  Louis comes to Morris Bixby after a 41-year career with Bayer and Monsanto.  Over his career, Louis worked in sales,… Read more »

How To Find Candidates Who Aren’t Looking For a Job

Whether candidates are plentiful or hard to come by, it can always be challenging to attract, recruit and hire exceptional talent. If you rely on traditional, reactionary methods of sourcing talent, you’ll always find yourself behind the proverbial eight ball. The fact is the best candidates are already employed and aren’t actively looking for a job. To… Read more »

Why Culture Matters in The Agricultural Industry 

Your company culture is the personality of your agriculture business and informs the norms of day-to-day work at your organization. While your culture is unique to your company, it is important to understand that your culture has a direct impact on your bottom line.   Culture Influences Long-Term Retention   If you’ve ever worked for a company with a… Read more »

5 Hiring Challenges and How To Overcome Them

If you are experiencing hiring challenges at your agriculture company, you are not alone. Here are some of the most common challenges hiring managers are facing today and tips to overcome them. 1.  You Aren’t Finding Qualified Candidates Although unemployment remains high due to COVID-19, employers are still struggling to find qualified candidates for open… Read more »

How Filling Agricultural Job Vacancies With a Recruiter Can Save You Money

Great sales and marketing employees can be hard to find in the agriculture sector, but a single bad hire can eat into the bottom line. The longer you take to fill a vacant job and the more misaligned the new hire is, the more money you’ve wasted. The good news is you can save money… Read more »

Are Your Expectations Too High When Looking For Candidates?

Are you looking for a candidate with a long resume, but aren’t prepared to pay for one? This approach can and will cost your potentially terrific candidates. It’s easy to understand why you’d want to hire someone with a long list of achievements and years of experience, but savvy employers know that there are diamonds… Read more »

How to Better Incorporate Social Media Conversations for Your Agricultural Company

It’s easy to think of social media as a place for individuals to post pictures of themselves and share their opinions on everything from breakfast foods to politics. However, social media is so much more. When used strategically, it is a place to communicate with customers and build your own community. Is your agriculture company… Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Should Work With an Agricultural Recruiter to Find Your Next Executive

Finding talent for critical roles in the agriculture sector can be a challenge, and the higher up the ladder that role, the more difficult it can be to find the right person. Executives must have more than just the right experience, they must also buy into the company’s mission vision and values. Finding just the… Read more »

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Look for Candidates

Now is a great time to look for candidates and start building your talent pool. This is true whether your company is currently hiring for open roles or not. No matter what your company’s market position is today, building a talent pool will help you streamline hiring to remain competitive tomorrow.   What Is a Talent Pool?   A talent pool… Read more »