A Few Tips for Improving Your Team’s Time to Hire

Morris Bixby

Your team’s time to hire is the amount of time that passes between a candidate applying for a position and accepting a job offer. This is one metric used to determine your team’s hiring success. The faster your time to hire, the better the candidate experience. This positively impacts your employer brand. As a result,… Read more »

Creating a Culture of Accountability

Maintaining accountability throughout your agricultural workforce is important. It helps increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Sustaining a culture of accountability means employees perform their best work. This develops trust between your leadership team and employees at other levels. Establishing a culture of accountability includes consideration of how each employee can take ownership of their… 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 »

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

Morris Bixby

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 »