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How to Keep Your Employees Focused During the Summer Months

Summer is known for pool time, cookouts, and beach vacations! This fun time of year can understandably make it difficult for employees to stay focused on their jobs, and productivity has a tendency to tank. What can you do to keep your employees focused and motivated during this time of year? Use these tips to… Read more »

Soft Skills Needed as an Agriculture Executive

There’s no question that hard skills are crucial because they show employees have expertise in agriculture. However, it takes more than hard skills to be successful as an ag executive. It is the soft skills that set great candidates apart from good ones. The main reason is that unlike hard skills, soft skills are not… Read more »

How to Fix a Broken Interview Process

For agriculture companies, the interview process is crucial in hiring because it is the stage where you get to know your candidates face-to-face (or over the phone or video chat). It is the final step before you take the leap and hire the applicant who seems to be the best fit for the open position.… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Employees to Stay Safe and Healthy Outside of Work

There’s no question creating a work environment that promotes employee health while on the job is important. However, the mental and physical well-being of employees outside of work has a direct impact on their productivity when on the job. Healthy team members take less leave, are more focused, less likely to leave, and most importantly,… Read more »

Why Communication is the Key to Safety

Employees’ safety and wellbeing are the top priorities of every ag company. June is National Safety Month. This is the perfect time to reevaluate your program and make any necessary changes to increase the safety of your operations. There are several components that go into creating a safe working environment. It takes effective communication skills… Read more »

What to Do When a Top Employee Leaves

When a great employee gives you their two weeks’ notice, panic can immediately set in. Not only are you losing a great person, but you now must find a great replacement. In order to manage workload, find a qualified candidate and fill the role as fast as possible, you must tackle the challenge immediately. Don’t… Read more »

4 Tips to Speed Up the Recruitment Process

Recruiting is an expensive and time-consuming process. A streamlined recruitment process is not only crucial for saving time and money on the hiring process but for ensuring you snag the best ag candidates. Top talent never stays on the market long. There’s no doubt that you will lose out if your recruitment process is slow.… Read more »

Soft Skills Vs. Hard Skills: The Importance of Hiring for Both

Yes, you want your employees to have the technical ability to do their jobs, but what about the interpersonal skills it takes to be all-around successful in the company? The importance of hiring for both hard and soft skills cannot be overstated. Let’s dive into soft skills vs. hard skills and why you need to… Read more »

Trends That are Shaping Recruiting

Technology is evolving at a faster than ever pace. The good news is that these advancements are being applied to ag recruiting to streamline the process. Let’s take a look at the trends that are shaping recruiting and helping agriculture employers find the perfect candidates much faster than traditional methods. Trends That are Shaping Recruiting… Read more »

How Many Rounds of Interviews are Necessary for Agricultural Executives?

Getting to know candidates before making a decision is one of the golden rules of hiring. The interview process is where you really get to know whether someone is a good fit for the position. It’s normal to call top contenders back in for a second interview. However, how much is too much? It is… Read more »