Losing top talent is costly. Losing an entry-level employee can cost upwards of $30,000 and losing managers or specialized talent can cost an entire year’s salary. But retaining top talent isn’t just about saving time and money on recruitment. It’s really about keeping your business competitive. Continuity of staff helps keep customer satisfaction levels high,… Read more »
How Do You Create a Positive Candidate Experience?
When it comes to the important task of hiring for your company, you need to adopt some best practices for improving candidate experience. Candidate experience is the way the people who apply to work at your company view the hiring process. This begins from the first time they come across your company either on a… Read more »
Are You Asking the Right Interview Questions?
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 »
Best Practices to Find Passive Agriculture Executives
The best agriculture executives already are employed. Because they are happy in their roles, most are not actively looking for new opportunities. However, because these passive candidates typically are able to make a substantial impact on your business, it can be worth pursuing them. Since most passive agriculture candidates are open to hearing about new… 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 »