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 »

Four Ways to More Effectively Manage Your Agricultural Employees to Close Out the Year

Effective employee management provides many benefits for your agricultural team. Among them are increased employee engagement, productivity, and quality of work. However, understanding how to manage your team isn’t always easy. There are many approaches you can take. The key is to find what works for both you and your team. You may need to… Read more »

Tactics to Better Mental Health & Wellness for Your Employees

  The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way employers view employee mental health and wellness. As the pandemic continues, the increasingly negative effects on mental health, lower physical activity levels, sleep disturbances, and reliance on unhealthy habits are adversely affecting employee well-being. This increases absenteeism and lowers engagement and productivity. As a company leader,… Read more »

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Employees Day to Day

  Effective communication is one key to business success. Openly talking with your employees helps you establish relationships and complete projects. Ongoing communication also leads to higher employee engagement, productivity, and retention. These factors positively impact your bottom line. Implement these tips to effectively communicate with your employees on a daily basis. Build Relationships Get… Read more »

Three Resources a Recruiter Provides When You’re Looking to Bring on New Team Members

  When you need to add members to your agricultural team, consider working with a recruiter from a staffing agency that specializes in your industry. The recruiter can provide advantages that your company doesn’t have. You gain access to a significantly large candidate network, including candidates with specialized skills. You also save money in the… Read more »

Employee Engagement Just Got More Important – Here’s Why

Employee engagement helps you measure and manage employee perspectives about your workplace culture. This impacts your company’s ability to attract and retain members of its workforce. Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their work and committed to their workplace. They put in their best effort and remain productive each day. Significant issues are lowering employee engagement… Read more »

How Is Employee Feedback Important to the Health of Your Business?

As the manager of an agricultural team, your employees need to be your biggest priority. Without them, your company cannot operate. One of the most impactful ways to keep your employees engaged and productive is by regularly asking for their feedback. This helps you cultivate information and perspectives you otherwise might not have. It also… Read more »

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

As the manager of an agricultural team, you continue to take on additional duties and responsibilities. This means you need to fit in as many tasks as possible each day. To maximize your time, you need to stay organized. This helps you accomplish your tasks before the deadlines. The more you stay on track, the… Read more »

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 »