1 Simple Step To Hiring And Retention In Ag Retail

hiring

By Mark Waschek There are three significant trends pertaining to the ag industry workforce which merit consideration: A growing shortage of qualified workers, the workforce is increasingly mobile, and human capital is fast becoming the most valuable asset for top-performing companies. As a result, top talent in the ag industry remains increasingly difficult to attract,… Read more »

How Frustrating is the Wait?

waiting

We know that response time after the interview has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We’ve talked about how time matters based on results from our recent survey. Candidates will only wait for communication for so long. But how frustrating can waiting a… Read more »

Do I Hire the Worker I Want Today or the Leader I Need Tomorrow?

Leader

By Kevin O’Connor You promoted your best salesperson to manage a sales team. Within one year, half the team resigned and now work for competitors. Sales are crashing. OUCH!  Why didn’t the strong performance in the previous role translate well to leading others? Traditional interviewing is focused on skills and performance history.  When leadership is… Read more »

Do Trendy Benefits and Perks Keep Employees Engaged for the Long Haul?

perks

The demand for talent is real, and companies are thinking outside of the box to entice talent to join their team, but in the end, does it really help? We’ve all seen them, paid pet insurance, free lunches, boutique fitness classes, on-site childcare (this one may entice me to stay!) but what do all these… Read more »

Hiring Process Response Time is Vital

Hiring Process Time

By Alexis Stiebe We know that communication between the hiring manager of a company and the potential candidates they’ve interviewed has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We wanted to find out! To accomplish this goal, we conducted a survey on the length… Read more »

Improving the Hiring Process in 2020

hiring process

By Alexis Stiebe What was your experience like the last time you went to an interview or waited to hear back after applying to a position? Was the wait time long? Did you experience good communication with the employer? How our candidates experience the hiring process is something recruiters consider often and want to learn… Read more »

Good Reads from 2019: Tips for Employers

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect back on the year. The goals we set, the goals we met and the goals that still need some work. Hopefully your goals were achieved in 2019 and you are eagerly setting new goals to meet, and exceed, in 2020! To help you reach those new goals,… Read more »

Give the Greatest Gift; Happiness

The gift of happiness

By Kevin O’Connor, Training and Development Manager Aristotle was quoted, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” When our first child was born, there was a quick transition from the thought “wow, it costs a lot to raise a child” to “I will do anything… Read more »

4 Essential Ways to Attract Top Talent

COBS to Attract Talent

The game has change on how you attract, hire, and retain talent. Have you changed your game? Record-low unemployment and record-high retirement have altered the landscape. Your candidates and employees now have more options than ever. The four cornerstones of effective talent management are: Attracting Hiring Onboarding Growth In times of talent shortage, it is… Read more »

Who Guides You? The Coach or the Cheerleader?

Coach and team

By Buck Medley We all need support and advice in our careers. We are, in general, part of teams for a bigger cause. These teams can do great things within organizations. The question is, are you being guided by the cheerleader or the football coach? Which of these teammates is helping you develop and expand… Read more »