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 the Future of Our Workforce Look Like?

The coronavirus pandemic caused employers to refigure how their employees performed their work. With the majority of the workforce shifting to remote work, companies discovered that the process saved a substantial amount of time and money. This led to rethinking how work should be performed to further optimize productivity going forward. Here are four workforce… Read more »

3 Tips to Decide Between Your Final Two Candidates

Finishing your last round of interviews and having to choose between two applicants is a good problem to have. Of course, you need to determine which should receive a job offer. You also need to move quickly to increase your odds of having the candidate you want accept your offer. Use these three tips to… Read more »

Should You Consider Hiring Boomerang Employees?

Boomerang employees are those who work for your company, leave for months or years, then apply to work there again. They may have left because they were asked to, or to pursue other opportunities. The question is, do you bring back these former team members? The answer is, it depends. Find out whether you should… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »