When interviewing sales and marketing talent, you, of course, want to focus on skills. You need people with the expertise to do the job well, but you also need more. You need to identify people who are motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about what they do and who will fit in well with their new team… Read more »
5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent
Turnover can cost your company big money. By some estimates, it can cost double an employee’s salary to replace them. If you have a revolving door of employees coming in and out, those costs significantly eat into the bottom line. If you’ve got a turnover challenge, here are five retention strategies to help keep your… 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 »
Do Your Employees Trust You?
When you think about the ways you can be a more effective leader, it’s important to factor in trust. When employees trust you, they will be willing to put forth the extra effort to support your goals. Lack of trust can fracture the cohesiveness of the entire group, and it can spread like wildfire. If… Read more »
How To Make Your Hiring Process More Engaging
Most employers understand how important employee engagement is to retention. However, those same employers often neglect to prioritize candidate engagement and its importance in the recruitment process. According to data from Gallup, engaged candidates are more productive when hired leading to a 10% boost in customer ratings, a 20% increase in sales and 21% greater profitability.… Read more »
What to Look for in a Strong Account Manager Candidate
Account management isn’t easy – nor is it always easy to identify top account management candidates. After all, the job is complex – it’s part customer service, part sales, part consulting, part relationship-building and so much more. When hiring account managers, it’s important to know what to look for so you can be assured that… Read more »
Preparing Your Company for the Remote Workforce
Remote work is on the rise, increasing by nearly 40 percent of the last five years. Employees like the freedom that comes with working from home and employers embrace the overhead savings and the ability to recruit from a national pool of talent. However, moving to a remote workforce isn’t as simple as flipping a… Read more »
Is a Candidate Ghosting Me?
Your top candidate isn’t returning your calls to schedule a final interview. Your brand new hire is a no-call-no-show. A hire who has been with you several months called off sick and never returned. These are all “ghosting” scenarios and employers are dealing with a surge of candidates and employees who engage in this behavior. … Read more »
Does Your Onboarding Process Work?
Good employees are hard to find in the agriculture industry– but they can be even harder to keep. It takes a lot of time and money to recruit top talent, and the vast majority of employees who leave within the first year do so before six months. One of the keys to boosting retention is… Read more »
Employee Appreciation Ideas You Can Try Today
Your employees are your number one asset, and they want to know that their hard work is appreciated. It’s easy to forget to say thank you or recognize achievement, but it’s also easy to take a little time to reward your team for all they do – without breaking the budget. Thirty Easy Employee Appreciation… Read more »