Texting and Technology – Bridging the Generational Hiring Gap

Texting

The search process is often frustrating and time consuming. Factoring in a generational gap between experienced management and new, young talent introduces further challenges. We’ve heard from many employers that the increase in potential job candidates texting the hiring manager, instead of emailing or actually calling on the phone, is particularly frustrating. Approaching the Generation… Read more »

Who is on the bus and does it have a seating chart?

People on a bus

Picking up on our October article by Kevin O’Connor, The Real Cost of Employee Turnover, Kevin alludes to making sure the right people are on the bus and fostering the desired culture, but some organizations aren’t even sure if they have a bus, an RV or a taxi, much less if the right people are… Read more »

Experts Agree, Your Resume Should Have These 5 Things

resume writing

Writing a resume can be a challenge. What should be included? What is the best way to present your accomplishments? Even years into your career, you could be struggling to update your resume with the new skills and experiences you’ve gained. If it’s been awhile since the last time you wrote a resume, or if… Read more »

10 Great Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Interview Questions

By Alexis Stiebe When an employer invites you to interview for a position, you know to expect many questions about your skills and your background. The hiring manager wants to know what experience you bring to the role and if you’ll be a good fit for the company. But you should have questions as well.… Read more »

The REAL Cost of Employee Turnover

By Kevin O’Connor If employee turnover costs averaged 33% of an employee’s salary for one company segment, but 200% of another employee’s salary in a different segment, would you address turnover differently in those two segments? I’m going to explain why turnover costs can vary greatly, discuss how to find the root causes, and how… Read more »

Ghosting Causes You to Lose Out on Top Talent

Let’s talk about ghosting. An appropriate topic for October, but I’m not talking about the decorations at your local Halloween store. Ghosting is an unfortunate dating term that’s been creeping into the working world. This term is typically used when two people go on a date and then one party just vanishes and cuts off… Read more »

Which of These Performance Indicators Truly Predict Top Performers?

You have a group of employees who are moving up the career ladder, but how do you differentiate the top employees from the mediocre? It can be more difficult than you might think. Identifying the real rock stars takes insider knowledge, a fully developed understanding of the team dynamic, as well as insight into the… Read more »

Your Value Proposition is the Key to Reaching the Next Level

The farm equipment industry is experiencing a period of uncertainty this year which can cause personal uncertainty about your own career success. Navigating this current instability can make it harder to focus on your future goals. Establishing a strong value proposition will keep your career on the right track through industry ups and downs. Your… Read more »

5 Tips for Aligning Your Team to Your Company’s New Goals

Setting new goals is an exciting and inspiring exercise for a company. But making sure you have buy-in and alignment from your team to help you achieve those goals is critical to their success. It’s not always easy to get everyone on board, especially if you don’t tackle alignment as a goal in and of… Read more »

Getting from A to Z: How to Leverage Each Skill to Improve Your Opportunities

You know you are an incredibly skilled employee. But how are those skills serving your career? Do you know? What value are they bringing to each project you take on? Or each company you work for? Sometimes this is difficult to really understand or communicate. But it’s an important part of how you get from… Read more »