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 »

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 »

The Secret to Making Your Meetings Shorter…and More Productive

  The majority of meetings are long and unproductive. Time often is wasted by searching for audiovisual equipment or trying to get the technology to work. The conversation easily can get off-topic and cause the meeting to run late. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to resolve these issues. The more efficient your meetings… Read more »

How Often Should You Be Surveying Your Own Employees?

  As a professional, you understand the importance of providing surveys for your employees. The development of this type of listening strategy provides insight to help make more data-driven decisions, support your workforce, and take impactful action in line with your business strategy. However, you may be concerned about an inability to act on the… Read more »

Interviewing for a Cultural Fit

Hiring the right person for a role requires more than simply matching skills to the job. In order for employees to succeed and do their best work, they need to be aligned with the culture of the company. Use these strategies to determine whether a candidate is truly a cultural match for your organization. Values… Read more »

Helping Your Burned-Out Employees After the Holidays

The holidays are hectic, and many employees struggle with work-life balance as they struggle to meet both family obligations and professional obligations.  Unlike most other types of vacations, employees often do not return from the holidays refreshed – they return just as stressed. Here are some tips to help your burned-out employees get motivated after… Read more »

How To Motivate A Bored Team

In most cases, employees will not come to you and tell you when they are feeling bored and unmotivated at work. Rather than sounding negative or coming across as lazy, good employees who feel uninspired will press on until it becomes too much to bear, at which time they will begin looking for a new… Read more »

Overcoming a Tight Candidate Market

The overall unemployment rate in the US is around four percent, but when you isolate professional labor, unemployment is actually two percent for skilled talent. Finding impactful sales and marketing professionals for ag businesses in today’s market can feel impossible, but companies cannot afford to leave critical roles unfilled. Use these strategies to overcome the… Read more »