Agricultural Safety Tips for Your Business

Owning an agricultural business is rewarding. However, it also comes with significant risks. Working in agriculture can be risky. Injuries and fatalities can occur without the proper safety measures and practices in place. Fortunately, you can take steps to increase the safety of your agricultural operating practices. These guidelines can help. Implement these three tips… Read more »

Top OSHA Violations & How to Keep Your Packing House Safe

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to develop and enforce safety and health standards. It also provides education, training, and assistance to follow these standards. OSHA standards apply to meatpacking houses. Workers are exposed to high levels of risk for injury or illness. Failure to follow OSHA standards can result in violations. Even… 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 »

How Is Employee Feedback Important to the Health of Your Business?

As the manager of an agricultural team, your employees need to be your biggest priority. Without them, your company cannot operate. One of the most impactful ways to keep your employees engaged and productive is by regularly asking for their feedback. This helps you cultivate information and perspectives you otherwise might not have. It also… 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 »

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 Might You Check In with Your Workforce to Measure Internal Team Morale and Stress?

Team morale is the enthusiasm, excitement, and optimism your team members have about their work and each other. Team morale determines how well tasks are completed, whether the tasks are on time, and how high the quality of the work is. Measurement of team morale can serve as a basis to estimate your team members’… 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 »