Can You Navigate This Candidate Driven Market?

As we begin a new year, Morris Bixby would like to share some trends we are seeing in this candidate driven market and how we can help you find the candidates you need to succeed. Over the past three years the hiring market has shifted. In 2020 when Covid hit, agriculture hiring reduced substantially and… Read more »

Top OSHA Violations & How to Keep Your Packing House Safe

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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 »

How to Calculate New Hire ROI

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  Hiring an employee costs a significant amount of money. The salary and benefits, employment taxes, and time needed to onboard and train quickly add up. This is why knowing your return on investment (ROI) for hiring an employee is important. You must be able to clearly define what you want your new hire to… Read more »

What Does the Future of Our Workforce Look Like?

The coronavirus pandemic caused employers to refigure how their employees performed their work. With the majority of the workforce shifting to remote work, companies discovered that the process saved a substantial amount of time and money. This led to rethinking how work should be performed to further optimize productivity going forward. Here are four workforce… Read more »

Streamlining for Success: 4 Simple Tips to Make Your Business Operations Smoother

Efficiency increases productivity, which in turn drives up the bottom line. The key to operating agricultural businesses at maximum efficiency is streamlining processes. This is your guide to 4 simple tips to make your business operations smoother. 1.     Set and Measure Goals It is impossible to know where your company is or which direction it… Read more »

Are Fewer Employees Entering into Agriculture?

Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. In fact, in 2020, more than $175 billion of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) came from the agriculture, fishing, and forestry industries. These sectors are responsible for employing more than 2.3 million people. The average age of the agriculture employee is 60. Therefore, it will not be long… Read more »

How to Become a Better Listener as an Executive

Agricultural executives play a large part in the success of your company. Hiring an executive who has excellent listening skills or is willing to become a better listener is crucial to propelling your organization forward continuously. These tips will help executives cultivate their listening skills. Everyone Deserves Respect Even though executives are at the top… Read more »

Are Your Employees Following OSHA Regulations?

The safety of your employees is undoubtedly a top priority. The ag industry carries with it more dangers than many other sectors. As a result, extra precautions must be taken to ensure all employees are following OSHA regulations. Follow these tips to make sure that your safety program is effective and being observed as instructed.… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Focused During the Summer Months

Summer is known for pool time, cookouts, and beach vacations! This fun time of year can understandably make it difficult for employees to stay focused on their jobs, and productivity has a tendency to tank. What can you do to keep your employees focused and motivated during this time of year? Use these tips to… Read more »

Soft Skills Needed as an Agriculture Executive

There’s no question that hard skills are crucial because they show employees have expertise in agriculture. However, it takes more than hard skills to be successful as an ag executive. It is the soft skills that set great candidates apart from good ones. The main reason is that unlike hard skills, soft skills are not… Read more »