6 Ways to Know You Picked the Right Career in Agriculture

Every professional struggles with knowing whether they are in the right career at some point. Figuring out whether you picked the right career path can be stressful. For many people, finding work that is both rewarding and purposeful is the biggest hurdle of their young adult lives. The agriculture industry is no different. The search… Read more »

Use These 5 Tips to Fact-Check Your Candidate’s Resumes

Resume padding is no joke, and without careful research and fact-checking, a bad hire with a good resume can be a costly mistake. Here are five tips to help you avoid the bad candidates, even when they look like some of your best. Recognize Too Good to Be True The old saying goes that if… Read more »

Best Way to Recover From These Common Management Mistakes

Every manager makes mistakes from time to time. Every boss is human, but making the same mistake or not learning from the mistakes of others can be a real missed opportunity. As a leader at your company, your staff looks to you for vision and a steady hand. So, look at what others have learned… Read more »

Does Staying at a Job You Hate Benefit You in the Long Run?

It’s hard to know when to quit, particularly when it comes to your own job. Employees used to stay with their employers for the length of their careers. However, in today’s modern work environment this is rare. But if everyone quit their job the minute they got frustrated or felt stuck, no one would stay… Read more »

Critiquing Your Management Style: What Works and What Has to Go!

Are you a good manager? You probably hope so, but do you really know what your employees think of your management style? Sometimes getting that kind of honest and meaningful feedback on your management style can be difficult. No employee of yours would want to deliver bad news with you as their manager. So, finding… Read more »

Use These 4 Retention Strategies for Your Team

Recruitment is an expensive undertaking for employers. It requires a significant investment of time and money to find the best candidate for the job. That’s why employee retention is such a critical (and cost-effective) way to manage your team. A more efficient use of resources is to hire and keep talent rather than needing to… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

Ready to update your resume? It can seem like a chore, but the resumes that are done right are the ones that get employers’ attention in this market. There’s no room for sloppy mistakes when you are looking to grow your career. Resumes are the easiest way for an employer to get a snapshot of… Read more »

Best Advice for Employees Who Don’t Follow Instructions Correctly

The only thing worse than struggling to hire the right employee is hiring the wrong one. As a manager or an employer, you know the lengths to which you are willing to go to help an employee be the team member you need them to be. But even then, some hires are just difficult to… Read more »

How to Have the Hard Talk With a Bad Hire

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 they may come to regret hiring. A bad hire can be someone who is not as experienced or qualified as they led… Read more »

Looking to Grow Your Network? Here’s How!

Just like most other industries, networking plays a huge part in how business gets done. If you are looking to grow your network in the agriculture industry, it can seem like a challenge to connect with potential competitors in the field. But partnerships and professional networks are a win-win for everyone at the table. Here… Read more »