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 »

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 »

Tactics to Better Mental Health & Wellness for Your Employees

  The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way employers view employee mental health and wellness. As the pandemic continues, the increasingly negative effects on mental health, lower physical activity levels, sleep disturbances, and reliance on unhealthy habits are adversely affecting employee well-being. This increases absenteeism and lowers engagement and productivity. As a company leader,… Read more »

Three Ways to Become a More Effective Leader

  Increasing your leadership skills can be challenging. There’s a limited amount of time in the day to accomplish what you need to do. However, your team’s performance level depends on you. You need to continuously cultivate your team members’ knowledge and skills to increase their productivity. This increases their engagement and job satisfaction, resulting… 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 »

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 »

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 »