3 Negotiating Tips When Hiring New Employees

Salary negotiations are part of the hiring process. Your goal is to find a compensation amount that fits your company’s budget and the candidate’s skill level. You want everyone to feel like they win during the salary negotiation process. This sets the tone for your new hire’s employment with your organization. Negotiating salary can be… Read more »

Can Offering Flexible Schedules Help You Land Better Employees?

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

Flexible schedules are among the most in-demand employee perks. Companies that offer flexible schedules tend to have high employee engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction. Offering flexible schedules promotes work-life balance. This helps parents, caregivers, people with medical issues or disabilities, and other types of employees fit in work around their personal needs. Filling your roles… Read more »

Creating a Culture of Accountability

Maintaining accountability throughout your agricultural workforce is important. It helps increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Sustaining a culture of accountability means employees perform their best work. This develops trust between your leadership team and employees at other levels. Establishing a culture of accountability includes consideration of how each employee can take ownership of their… Read more »

How to Make Your Job Postings More Captivating

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

Engaging job postings attract more candidates. They maintain engagement and encourage candidates to apply for roles. However, knowing what to include in job postings can be challenging. Sharing too much or too little information can drive away job seekers. Candidates could feel overwhelmed by too many details. Or, they might feel confused or frustrated if… 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 »

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 »

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 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 »