Why Great Leaders Listen and Why It’s So Important

Active listening is one of the most valuable traits of an effective leader. It involves paying attention to what someone says and what they do not say. Focusing on body language and other nonverbal cues provides insight into a person’s emotional state. This sets a foundation for which topics to engage in or avoid. Discover… Read more »

Three Traits to Look for in Prospective Employees in the Agriculture Industry

Because it takes a certain type of employee to work in agriculture, you should be looking for specific traits when hiring. These traits include strength, technical skills, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. Look for these three characteristics when hiring agricultural employees. 1. Strength Most agricultural workers spend the majority of their time engaged in… Read more »

Knowing When You Find Candidates Who Are “The Right Fit”

Finding agriculture candidates who fit your business needs is challenging. The process takes a significant amount of time to establish connections with the best talent. This is why having a hiring plan is so important. Knowing what you’re looking for helps you reach your goal. You can accomplish this objective in a few steps. Follow… Read more »

Three Ways to Become a More Effective Leader

  Increasing your leadership skills can be challenging. There’s a limited amount of time in the day to accomplish what you need to do. However, your team’s performance level depends on you. You need to continuously cultivate your team members’ knowledge and skills to increase their productivity. This increases their engagement and job satisfaction, resulting… Read more »

How Might a Recruiter Help You Save Time When Replacing a Key Member on Your Team?

When a key member leaves your agricultural team, you need to replace them as quickly as possible. You have to take the time to source, interview, and negotiate a job offer with the right candidate. This process takes time to complete. Fortunately, you can reduce the amount of time needed to hire by working with… Read more »

Out-of-the-Box Ways to Expand Your Agricultural Talent Pool

  Like most industries, agriculture is facing a shortage of job candidates. This means you may be having trouble adding members to your team. Although you may want candidates who work in the industry, you could be better off looking in other fields. After all, relevant experience does not always make a candidate a good… Read more »

Recruiting Tips to Ensure You Hire the Right Talent

Hiring the best employees is a challenging process. You want candidates who are engaged, productive and focused on the future. They have a positive impact on your team, employee morale, and company goals. This is why having a hiring plan in place can increase your success. Implement these tips to add the best employees to… Read more »

Soft Skills: What To Look For In Top Sales Professionals

Successful sales are about relationships. And the top sales professionals know how to cultivate relationships they can convert into repeat customers. Relationship building is just one of the soft skills essential to successful sales. Do you know the other soft skills to look for in your next sales professional? Adaptability The strongest sales professionals can adapt… Read more »