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 »

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 »

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 »

How Many Interviews Should You Be Having?

  As part of your company’s interviewing team, you want to bring aboard high-quality new hires in as short a time as possible. This saves both time and money and increases the likelihood of hiring your first-choice applicants. As a result, you should be limiting your number of interviews to maximize efficiency. The more you… Read more »

5 Ways to Find Hidden Agricultural Talent

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

  Like many industries, you may be having trouble hiring agricultural employees. This might even more challenging as the Great Resignation continues. To improve your results, you should be using nontraditional methods to find the candidates you need to move your organization forward. Focus on any of these five sources to hire qualified agricultural employees.… 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 »

Red Flags an Employee Is About to Resign

  As a manager, you know the costs of hiring are high. This is why you do what you can to retain your employees for as long as possible. Of course, you cannot always know when a team member plans to quit. However, many will show signs when they are thinking of leaving. Paying attention… Read more »

Out-of-the-Box Ways to Expand Your Agricultural Talent Pool

  Like most industries, agriculture is facing a shortage of job candidates. This means you may be having trouble adding members to your team. Although you may want candidates who work in the industry, you could be better off looking in other fields. After all, relevant experience does not always make a candidate a good… Read more »

10 Best Interview Questions to Detect Management Skills

  Hiring the right manager for your agricultural team can be difficult. You want a candidate with the right mix of hard and soft skills to thrive in the role. The following examples can provide guidance for the types of questions that may uncover the valuable insight you are looking for from each candidate. Choose… Read more »

How to Overcome the Great Resignation in the Agriculture Industry

  As with most industries, massive numbers of agricultural employees are quitting their jobs. The Great Resignation has a record number of workers looking for better opportunities. Fortunately, you can reduce the number of team members you lose by talking with them before they go. Uncovering your employees’ main reasons for leaving can help you… Read more »