4 Actionable Tips to Support Your Teams This Year

When trying to sum up what 2020 did to businesses, the term “tumultuous” doesn’t seem to do the year justice. How else can you sum up how so many events, packed into such a short time, could completely change the employment landscape for possibly every American employer?  While bottom lines and productivity rates will always… Read more »

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace

Attracting and retaining diverse leadership in agriculture

Tomorrow’s top executive, leadership, and management talent in agriculture are in short supply. In today’s candidate-driven market, the top talent is looking for companies who’ve taken a proactive approach to create a welcoming, inclusive culture.  This blog will serve as a guide to organizations looking for actionable, effective ways to promote and foster a truly… Read more »

10 Ways to Enhance Employer Brand to Attract and Retain Top Talent Post-COVID

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Good news: the employment landscape for agricultural employers looks almost nothing like it did this time last year. As the recession ends and businesses are reopening, many employers are finding it difficult to attract and retain the best talent in a post-COVID market. The well-documented challenges specific to agricultural employers have been problematic for years.… Read more »

Best Reads from 2020: Improving the Hiring Process

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As the year wraps up, let’s revisit the content our readers found the most helpful in 2020. This year has certainly been full of unique challenges. However, organizations have found ways to meet the challenges prevented by Covid-19 and working remotely. Our most read articles from the past year show that the biggest challenges for… Read more »

Career Fast Forward: How to Prepare Now!

Agriculture Career

Are you wondering how to prepare for your career in agriculture? If you have just graduated, or are in the first year of your career, listen to Rhonda Werner and Beth Rachut as they share some tips to get your career in agriculture off to a great start. There are many facets to the ag… Read more »

Keeping Promises During the Interview Process

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By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Candidate:  “Wow, I really thought we’d have heard from X company by now. They said they would get back to me by Tuesday and it’s now Friday.” Recruiter:  “I know. I’ve left them two voicemails and an email and still haven’t heard a peep.” Candidate:  “If this is… Read more »

Advantages of Using a Recruitment Agency

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By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Partnering with a recruitment agency has far more benefits than what you may see on the surface, which is traditionally just someone to fill their open or hard to fill positions. There are many more benefits of using a recruitment firm than just “find us a person.” Time… Read more »

Hiring in 2021 will Include Beneficial Workplace Changes

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By Alexis Stiebe Due to stay-at-home orders and online schooling, the workplace took some interesting turns in 2020. These challenges not only affected our own office but also changed the hiring landscape. The recruiters at Ag 1 Source took on many new challenges this year and learned that challenges are an opportunity. We are hoping… Read more »

Show Gratitude to Build a Stronger, Happier Workplace

Employee Apprectiation

By Alexis Stiebe Thanksgiving may have looked different this year. Gatherings were smaller and relatives may have been far from home. Even in trying times, there are small things that others do for us that make life a little easier. In 2020, we should be even more aware of showing gratitude and appreciation to those… Read more »

Hiring Managers, How Prepared are You for Video Interviews?

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By Rhonda Caughlin Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner The speed of adoption of video interviewing has increased far more than most of our industry was ready for!  Most feel like overall it is a great tool and had served its purpose well during Covid and will probably continue to be used at a much higher… Read more »