5 Books Every Professional Should Read This Summer

  Due to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be looking at taking a vacation this summer. Be sure you bring a book to read during your downtime. The following are five suggestions. 1. Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters by Lisa Bodell Complexity is… Read more »

Are Stress Levels Impacting Your Team’s Productivity?

  Odds are your team members experience stress during the workday. The changes and challenges related to the way we work and live have significantly increased stress for virtually all employees. If increased feelings of stress remain unchecked, they can elevate to dangerous levels. This can lead to physical and mental health concerns. Chronic stress… Read more »

The Secret to Making Your Meetings Shorter…and More Productive

  The majority of meetings are long and unproductive. Time often is wasted by searching for audiovisual equipment or trying to get the technology to work. The conversation easily can get off-topic and cause the meeting to run late. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to resolve these issues. The more efficient your meetings… Read more »

Why Should You Partner with a Recruiter When There Are So Many Candidates Looking for Work?

  Today’s workplace continues to evolve. The impacts of COVID-19 and changing business technologies mean hiring managers are faced with new recruitment challenges. These are reasons why recruitment is being outsourced to professional recruiters rather than in-house teams. External recruiters prioritize staying on top of the most relevant industry trends. This helps them source and… Read more »

10 Best Interview Questions to Detect Management Skills

  Hiring the right manager for your agricultural team can be difficult. You want a candidate with the right mix of hard and soft skills to thrive in the role. The following examples can provide guidance for the types of questions that may uncover the valuable insight you are looking for from each candidate. Choose… Read more »

How to Calculate New Hire ROI

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

  Hiring an employee costs a significant amount of money. The salary and benefits, employment taxes, and time needed to onboard and train quickly add up. This is why knowing your return on investment (ROI) for hiring an employee is important. You must be able to clearly define what you want your new hire to… Read more »

Why Aren’t Candidates Clicking on My Jobs?

  Working in recruitment means using analytics to determine how many applications your jobs receive. This helps you optimize your return on investment (ROI) for hiring. Understanding your application volume data is one of the easiest ways to measure the effectiveness of your recruitment marketing strategy. This is especially important if you know the number… Read more »

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?

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

  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 »

Best Practices to Find Passive Agriculture Executives

The best agriculture executives already are employed. Because they are happy in their roles, most are not actively looking for new opportunities. However, because these passive candidates typically are able to make a substantial impact on your business, it can be worth pursuing them. Since most passive agriculture candidates are open to hearing about new… Read more »