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 »

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 »

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 »

Three Resources a Recruiter Provides When You’re Looking to Bring on New Team Members

  When you need to add members to your agricultural team, consider working with a recruiter from a staffing agency that specializes in your industry. The recruiter can provide advantages that your company doesn’t have. You gain access to a significantly large candidate network, including candidates with specialized skills. You also save money in the… 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 »

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 »

Three Ways to Communicate with Your Team This Quarter to Forecast 2022 Personal Goals

Working with your team members on their personal goals for Q2 this year is important. You need to let your team know what they should be focused on and how their goals fit with the strategic business plan. You also must help develop the timelines to reach the objectives and explain how success will be… 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 »

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 »