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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 »

Trends in the Agriculture World

The ag industry is constantly growing and evolving. New technologies and best practices are continuously being developed. In order to stay on the cutting-edge of your sector, it is vital to stay on top of trends in the agriculture world. The majority of trends at this point are focused on new technology and ways to… 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 »

Streamlining for Success: 4 Simple Tips to Make Your Business Operations Smoother

Efficiency increases productivity, which in turn drives up the bottom line. The key to operating agricultural businesses at maximum efficiency is streamlining processes. This is your guide to 4 simple tips to make your business operations smoother. 1.     Set and Measure Goals It is impossible to know where your company is or which direction it… Read more »

Five Ways to Spot a Liar In an Interview

Think job candidates rarely lie? Think again.  According to a study from CareerBuilder, 75 percent of employers say they have caught job applicants lying on their resumes or in job interviews. The good news is, you can learn to spot a liar in an interview if you know what to look for. Ask The Same Questions in… Read more »

Are Fewer Employees Entering into Agriculture?

Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. In fact, in 2020, more than $175 billion of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) came from the agriculture, fishing, and forestry industries. These sectors are responsible for employing more than 2.3 million people. The average age of the agriculture employee is 60. Therefore, it will not be long… Read more »