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 »

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 »

How Might You Help Employees Understand How to Prioritize Tasks?

Prioritization of tasks can be challenging. Everything often seems to be equally important. There’s only so much time to accomplish everything. Of course, managing workloads is important for reaching deadlines. This is why prioritization matters. Helping your employees prioritize their tasks improves collaboration toward team goals. It also helps with time management and stress relief.… 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 Might a Recruiter Help You Save Time When Replacing a Key Member on Your Team?

When a key member leaves your agricultural team, you need to replace them as quickly as possible. You have to take the time to source, interview, and negotiate a job offer with the right candidate. This process takes time to complete. Fortunately, you can reduce the amount of time needed to hire by working with… 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 »

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 »

Why Should You Partner with a Recruiter When There Are So Many Candidates Looking for Work?

  Today’s workplace continues to evolve. The impacts of COVID-19 and changing business technologies mean hiring managers are faced with new recruitment challenges. These are reasons why recruitment is being outsourced to professional recruiters rather than in-house teams. External recruiters prioritize staying on top of the most relevant industry trends. This helps them source and… Read more »

Key Calendar Hacks to Optimize Your Daily Schedule

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

As a busy agricultural manager, you may feel like there is not enough time in the day to complete all the work you want to be done. This can make it difficult to feel like you are accomplishing anything. One way to resolve this issue is by planning how you want to spend your day.… Read more »

How Might a Recruitment Firm Help You Save Money When Replacing an Employee on Your Team?

Handling recruitment internally is expensive. There are risks of hiring lower-quality candidates or applicants who are not the right fit for the role. These problems can increase employee turnover and decrease team morale. You have to spend additional money every time an employee leaves. This includes posting the job, reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and performing… Read more »