How to Impress as a Project Manager

Working as a remote temporary sales pro is extremely rewarding. You have flexibility, you’re exposed to new businesses and new projects, and in many ways, you get to be in control of your own career. However, remote sales project managers must always be “on.” You don’t have the luxury of slacking off or becoming complacent… Read more »

How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Personality

In the current market, it’s hard enough to find temporary remote sales candidates who have the experience you’re looking for, let alone the personality traits required for success. However, personality plays a big role in sales success – especially for people who hold remote positions. As part of the hiring process, it’s important to evaluate… Read more »

Preparing for Performance Reviews in the New Year

Let’s be honest. Both managers and employees dread the performance review process. However, performance reviews don’t have to be a source of stress. Preparing in advance helps everyone feel more comfortable and makes the process more effective when the new year arrives. Why Performance Reviews Matter According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the… Read more »

Identifying Your Hiring Needs

When it comes to hiring, many agricultural companies take this approach: When a position opens, they hire for that job. Simple, right? However, many of those same companies also report a constant struggle to find the right people when they need them. Companies that do an excellent job of sourcing talent don’t take this type… Read more »

What Does “Balance” Mean to Your Employees?

The concept of ‘work-life balance’ is a popular topic today, especially as we continue to live in a fast-paced world where people are connected 24/7 and many businesses operate around the clock. If you want to maintain a productive team, make sure your employees are aware of what it really takes to achieve some semblance… Read more »

Preparing Your Team for a New Employee

The first day in a new job can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating. Expectations are high, and the constant flow of new information can seem overwhelming at times. By implementing a few measures (a few before your new hire even walks through the door), you’ll help them feel more at home, and… Read more »

What if Your Top Candidate Rejects Your Salary Offer?

You have just completed a long recruiting process, but have managed to find a truly exciting candidate that you’re eager to work with. Unfortunately, after making your salary offer, the candidate decided not to accept the job. This puts you in a tricky position. Do you offer the candidate more money, settle for your second… Read more »

Should You Considered “Overqualified” Talent?

Prevailing wisdom says that you should avoid hiring overqualified talent. The thinking goes that candidates who accept a position beneath their qualifications will grow bored, will sacrifice performance, and will ultimately leave sooner. And while there is a certain logic to this attitude, these candidates might not be as hazardous as they’ve been portrayed. Here… Read more »