Your Resume Needs to Prove It!

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Often times we have candidates call in wondering if anyone has seen their application. You sent your resume in, why won’t anyone look at it? Would you like to know how to get your application seen by the right people? Make sure you have listed your “quantifiable accomplishments”. Without the numbers, many resumes read like… Read more »

Employee Appreciation Tips to Try This Fall

Nobody works hard for a manager they feel doesn’t appreciate them. While you may think that at the end of the day, it’s their salary and their employment that motivates team members, it’s actually more likely the people they work for and with who drive employees to do their best work. Here are several things… Read more »

Why Your Management Style Might Be Costing You Your Best Employees

Hiring and retaining great employees is challenging, even when you’re doing everything right as a manager. But if you’re doing something wrong, you’ll likely see retention rates drop. The hard truth is that your management style might be costing you your best employees, especially as corporate culture evolves and industry leaders are looking for more… Read more »

Parents…Here’s How You Can Balance Work and Back to School Time

Head still spinning from a whirlwind end of the summer season? Back to school time can be both a relief and a rush for parents. And when you are trying your hardest to balance a packed work schedule with all the preparation and legwork needed to set your kids up for success in a new… Read more »

10 Motivational Quotes to Energize Your Ag Team

Motivation is a tricky thing to chase. Without it, your workday can seem like a true burden, when in fact it should be a blessing. Your work is something that helps define you. When approached with a positive mindset and an engaged heart, your work should help sustain you financially, as well as emotionally. If… Read more »

Why a Bad Hire Could Be Bad News For Your Business

Recruitment and hiring unavoidably cost companies a substantial amount of money. Reducing turnover and retaining talent is a common goal for many employers. But occasionally even the most experienced hiring managers onboard someone who they may come to regret hiring. A bad hire can be someone who is not as experienced or qualified, as they… Read more »

FFA State Officers Visit Ag 1 Source

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Ag 1 Source recently had a visit from the Kansas FFA Association State Officers and Beth Gaines, Executive Director of the Kansas FFA Foundation, at our office in Hesston, KS. “Ag1 source is a proud sponsor of the Kansas FFA program,” Mike Smith, President and CEO of Ag 1 Source said. Smith gave the student… Read more »

Top 5 In-Demand Agriculture Careers

Interested in growing your career in agriculture, but don’t know where to start? There are many false stories and misinformation around the agriculture industry and its jobs, but the truth is there are several in-demand and rewarding careers growing quickly in the job market. You’ll need to know what skills you need to qualify for… Read more »

Is Your Team in a Summer Slump? Give Their Attitudes a Boost With These 4 Tips!

The summer slump can be a tough time for teams. Employee morale may be dragging as the weather heats up. Short of encouraging your team to take some time off to recuperate, here are some morale boosting workplace policies and practices to incorporate into your summer strategy. Team Building Events Summer is a great time… Read more »

Did Your Top-Performing Employee Quit? Here’s How to Bounce Back

Making sure you have the right team members to help you keep your business on the right track can be a real challenge. Between tough competition with other companies over the industry’s top talent and bridging the skills gap, losing a key team member can be a significant challenge to overcome. But it’s one challenge… Read more »