A Few Tips to Save When Hiring New Talent in 2023

As The Great Resignation continues, you likely will have hiring challenges throughout 2023. Handling inflation will further impact your hiring, onboarding, and training costs. The longer your jobs remain open, the more productivity you lose. Asking your employees to take on additional tasks decreases engagement and performance. Having your employees take on job duties and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Are Stress Levels Impacting Your Team’s Productivity?

  Odds are your team members experience stress during the workday. The changes and challenges related to the way we work and live have significantly increased stress for virtually all employees. If increased feelings of stress remain unchecked, they can elevate to dangerous levels. This can lead to physical and mental health concerns. Chronic stress… Read more »

Should You Considered “Overqualified” Talent?

Prevailing wisdom says that you should avoid hiring overqualified talent. The thinking goes that candidates who accept a position beneath their qualifications will grow bored, will sacrifice performance, and will ultimately leave sooner. And while there is a certain logic to this attitude, these candidates might not be as hazardous as they’ve been portrayed. Here… Read more »