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 »

How to Boost Your Relationship With Your Professional Search Partner

An ag recruiting partner can be an invaluable resource for your business, helping you control costs, improve the quality of hires and ultimately, boost productivity and positive outcomes. However, in order to deliver on those promises, your search partner must get to know as much as they can about your unique business, its culture and… Read more »

Skills to Look for When Hiring Top Marketing Professionals

Marketing is a rapidly evolving field, and it is necessary to hire people with the skills and adaptability to grow as the industry itself grows. Because the landscape changes so quickly, hiring managers find it challenging to locate and hire the talent they need. Here are some of the most important skills and traits to… Read more »

How to Interview for Project Managers

Hiring project managers in the agricultural industry can be challenging. It takes a certain type of person to be successful in this industry, and you must be able to uncover those qualities during the hiring process if you want to find the right fit for your organization. The Qualities to Look for In Project Managers… Read more »

Making a Good Impression on Day One

The first day of a new project management assignment is always exciting, but it is also stress-inducing at the same time. Being the “new kid” is never easy, especially when you’re working remotely as a Project Manager. Even with thorough preparation from your recruiter, you never quite know what to expect. Use these strategies to… Read more »

How Can You Reach Top Sales Talent?

Finding top-performing sales talent to join your team can be challenging, especially if you are a newly established company or looking to expand your workforce quickly. If you are responsible for building your sales team, there are several things you can do to make sure you attract high-quality candidates that will continue to be top… Read more »

Top Retention Strategies for 2016

Estimating the true cost of employee turnover is notoriously difficult, but all you need is anecdotal evidence to see how consequential it is. When someone leaves, suddenly you have a hole in your workforce, have to focus time and energy on recruiting, and will likely bring in a new hire that can’t perfectly replace what… Read more »

High Attrition Rates? Planning for and Effectively Handling Turnover

High attrition rates are a lot more than just an annoyance. They are also a major liability for your company, and an indicator that your course is off. For those reasons you can’t afford to ignore high or climbing attrition rates. Use these tips to determine the causes and find the solutions. How to Plan… Read more »

What Does Turnover Cost Your Company?

Countless studies and surveys have been performed in an attempt to calculate the exact cost of employee turnover. But the simple fact is that the specific number is different for every employee lost and every company affected. What is clear, however, is that the negative consequences are high, and in many cases, more sweeping than… Read more »