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 »

How To Develop Trust With Your Sales Team and Get Their Buy-In On New Initiatives

The trust between you and your sales team is a critical element of a successful business, especially in the agriculture industry. When it comes to getting buy-in from sales on new initiatives, trust is the key to driving high performance.  They look to you as a manager for guidance and vision. But if you don’t… Read more »

Kevin O’Connor brings expertise to Ag1Source/Career1Source

Kevin O’Connor, a life-long passionate advocate for agriculture, joins the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Talent Services group. Kevin’s successful track record in sales, sales management, recruiting, and training development is a great fit into the role of Training and Development Manager for the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source team. One… Read more »

Get A Pulse On Your Company Culture To Predict Hiring and Firing Outcomes

It’s plain to see that corporate culture is evolving. As more diverse workforces call for transparency, respect, and recognition, employers have learned that in order to stay ahead of the curve they need to create a positive work culture and reputation that helps to attract and retain the top industry talent. To reduce the need… Read more »

Your Idea of Teamwork May Not Be the Best Way – Here’s How To Gauge That

Leading a team takes more than bringing a group of people together and giving them tasks. It takes management skills, vision, motivation, coordination, and communication skills. What works for some teams doesn’t work for other teams. You need to gauge what’s working for your team and what isn’t. It might not be intuitive, but in… Read more »

How to Align Your Experience to a Potential Role During the Interview

When you are preparing yourself for an interview, an important part of the work is finding ways to align your experience to the needs of the role you are applying for. Beyond focusing on your relevant skills and achievements in your resume, you really need to practice talking about your work experience as it relates… Read more »