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 »

The Best Ways to Check Candidate References During the Hiring Process

Checking candidate references is an important part of the hiring process. Verifying the information your top candidate provided ensures its accuracy. This helps prevent unpleasant surprises from coming up after the candidate accepts your job offer. Talking with the candidate’s previous supervisors, managers, colleagues, and coworkers provides a clearer idea of what working with the… Read more »

Want Your Employees Back at the Office? Here are a Few Ways to Ease the Transition

HBS Online sponsored a survey for professionals who worked remotely during the coronavirus shutdown from March 2020 to March 2021. These professionals were asked to compare the previous year to the current year. The survey showed that 81% of respondents either did not want to return to the office or preferred a hybrid work model.… Read more »

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?

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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 Often Should My Employees Receive Safety Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards to elevate workplace safety. These standards help protect employees from injuries and illnesses. Employee training on these safety standards must be done at least upon hiring and every year after. Some safety issues require more frequent training. Certain states require additional training as well.… 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 »

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 »