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Want Your Employees Back at the Office? Here are a Few Ways to Ease the Transition

HBS Online sponsored a survey for professionals who worked remotely during the coronavirus shutdown from March 2020 to March 2021. These professionals were asked to compare the previous year to the current year. The survey showed that 81% of respondents either did not want to return to the office or preferred a hybrid work model.… Read more »

3 Negotiating Tips When Hiring New Employees

Salary negotiations are part of the hiring process. Your goal is to find a compensation amount that fits your company’s budget and the candidate’s skill level. You want everyone to feel like they win during the salary negotiation process. This sets the tone for your new hire’s employment with your organization. Negotiating salary can be… Read more »

Can Offering Flexible Schedules Help You Land Better Employees?

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

Flexible schedules are among the most in-demand employee perks. Companies that offer flexible schedules tend to have high employee engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction. Offering flexible schedules promotes work-life balance. This helps parents, caregivers, people with medical issues or disabilities, and other types of employees fit in work around their personal needs. Filling your roles… Read more »

Looking to Improve Your Company’s Culture? Learn a Few Things You Can Do TODAY

Your company’s culture is guided by its mission, vision, and values. This provides a foundation for how employees at every level think and behave. Your culture determines your company’s personality. This impacts how employees interact with each other, customers, and the industry. Having a positive company culture elevates employee engagement, productivity, and performance. This increases… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »

Reducing the Carbon Footprint: 3 Things You Can Do Today

A growing number of agricultural companies are searching for ways to reduce carbon emissions. Increasing their production rates while shrinking their carbon footprints helps meet global consumption demands as the population grows. Environmental researchers are creating advancements that improve conservation and reduce global food insecurity. These systems help enhance sustainability to meet environmental preservation goals.… Read more »

Creating a Culture of Accountability

Maintaining accountability throughout your agricultural workforce is important. It helps increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Sustaining a culture of accountability means employees perform their best work. This develops trust between your leadership team and employees at other levels. Establishing a culture of accountability includes consideration of how each employee can take ownership of their… 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 Often Should My Employees Receive Safety Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards to elevate workplace safety. These standards help protect employees from injuries and illnesses. Employee training on these safety standards must be done at least upon hiring and every year after. Some safety issues require more frequent training. Certain states require additional training as well.… Read more »

How to Make Your Job Postings More Captivating

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

Engaging job postings attract more candidates. They maintain engagement and encourage candidates to apply for roles. However, knowing what to include in job postings can be challenging. Sharing too much or too little information can drive away job seekers. Candidates could feel overwhelmed by too many details. Or, they might feel confused or frustrated if… Read more »