Can You Navigate This Candidate Driven Market?

As we begin a new year, Morris Bixby would like to share some trends we are seeing in this candidate driven market and how we can help you find the candidates you need to succeed. Over the past three years the hiring market has shifted. In 2020 when Covid hit, agriculture hiring reduced substantially and… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?

When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »

5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent

Turnover can cost your company big money. By some estimates, it can cost double an employee’s salary to replace them. If you have a revolving door of employees coming in and out, those costs significantly eat into the bottom line. If you’ve got a turnover challenge, here are five retention strategies to help keep your… 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 »

Top Agricultural Trends for 2022

The agriculture industry impacts many sectors of the economy both locally and internationally. Farmers, supermarkets, restaurants, and the public need to understand what is happening in the industry and how it may affect the production and distribution of food. The trends that are happening now will affect what happens in the coming years. Discover five… 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 »

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 »