Tips to Attract the Best and Brightest from Gen Z

Those from Gen Z were born between 1997 and 2012. They grew up with smartphones, social media, and technology. Members of Gen Z watched their parents make their way through the 2008 market crash. Many members also lost their service sector jobs or struggled to find employment during the coronavirus-related lockdowns. Most people from this… Read more »

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 »

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 »

5 Ways to Find Hidden Agricultural Talent

Morris Bixby

  Like many industries, you may be having trouble hiring agricultural employees. This might even more challenging as the Great Resignation continues. To improve your results, you should be using nontraditional methods to find the candidates you need to move your organization forward. Focus on any of these five sources to hire qualified agricultural employees.… 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

Morris Bixby

  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 »

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 »

How Much Does a Bad Hire Cost You?

Adding qualified members to your agriculture team is important. From the front desk staff to the executive offices, every employee represents your company. This is why bringing aboard a bad hire can be costly. The majority of the time, you lose more than just money. Discover some of the costs of adding a bad agricultural… Read more »

Finding Your Work-Life Balance When You Work From Home

Working remotely sounds like a dream. You have no standard daily commute. You can pick your kids up from school. And maybe even run to the store if you need to. However, most remote workers quickly learn that work-life balance can be difficult to achieve when the lines between home and work become blurred. Use… Read more »