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 »

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 »

How Might You Check In with Your Workforce to Measure Internal Team Morale and Stress?

Team morale is the enthusiasm, excitement, and optimism your team members have about their work and each other. Team morale determines how well tasks are completed, whether the tasks are on time, and how high the quality of the work is. Measurement of team morale can serve as a basis to estimate your team members’… 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 »

Can a Staffing Agency Make Your Hiring Process Most Cost-Effective?

  As with any company, you want to reduce your hiring expenses as much as possible without sacrificing quality. Although this objective can be accomplished with your HR department, they also have other issues to handle each day. This is why you should consider including a staffing agency in your recruitment strategy. You can achieve… Read more »

5 Ways to Find Hidden Agricultural Talent

Simple Changes to Help You Drastically Improve Your Daily Productivity

  Like many industries, you may be having trouble hiring agricultural employees. This might even more challenging as the Great Resignation continues. To improve your results, you should be using nontraditional methods to find the candidates you need to move your organization forward. Focus on any of these five sources to hire qualified agricultural employees.… Read more »

How Often Should You Be Surveying Your Own Employees?

  As a professional, you understand the importance of providing surveys for your employees. The development of this type of listening strategy provides insight to help make more data-driven decisions, support your workforce, and take impactful action in line with your business strategy. However, you may be concerned about an inability to act on the… Read more »

Out-of-the-Box Ways to Expand Your Agricultural Talent Pool

  Like most industries, agriculture is facing a shortage of job candidates. This means you may be having trouble adding members to your team. Although you may want candidates who work in the industry, you could be better off looking in other fields. After all, relevant experience does not always make a candidate a good… Read more »

10 Best Interview Questions to Detect Management Skills

  Hiring the right manager for your agricultural team can be difficult. You want a candidate with the right mix of hard and soft skills to thrive in the role. The following examples can provide guidance for the types of questions that may uncover the valuable insight you are looking for from each candidate. Choose… Read more »

Recruiting to Onboarding: How to Maximize the Transition

  The first few weeks after bringing aboard a new hire are the most challenging. You need to help your employee adjust to their team and get comfortable in their role. Because this can be overwhelming for them, you need to make the transition as smooth as possible. The better your new hire can adapt,… Read more »