3 Tips if You Really Want The Job But Don’t Have All The Qualifications

If you have ever found yourself in a position where you know you would be a top candidate, you are sure you would be a great fit for the job, but don’t necessarily have all the qualifications, you’re not alone. That’s a very common situation for many job seekers.  And frankly, many of the best… Read more »

How to Be the Best Ag Manager in 2019

Being the best manager you can be in the ag business isn’t necessarily a clear path. A great manager is someone who is most importantly a great leader, someone who is able to motivate employees and provide the vision and game plan for broader team success. They require a clear understanding of the strengths and… Read more »

Use These 4 Tips as You Prepare for Year-End Reviews

Performance reviews should be a positive moment in an otherwise hectic year for employees. But often, it feels like they are either a chore or a stressful event. Think about year-end reviews as a time to highlight your successes, learn from feedback, and hear from your supervisor about what impact you are having on the… Read more »

Here’s Why It is Never Too Late to Change Your Career Path

Changing your career path might seem like a young person’s game, but the truth is it’s never too late to make a change. If you are looking to reinvent yourself in 2019, don’t limit yourself to an industry where you feel stuck. Experienced professionals are going back to school every day, so don’t let yourself… Read more »

Employee Retention Tips for 2019

Your employees are your most valuable resource. Recruiting and hiring is a necessary part of building a high-functioning team, but retaining your top talent is also critical. By focusing on retention, you can increase the positivity and motivation of your employees, reduce unnecessary turnover costs, and make sure your positions are filled by experienced and… Read more »

Is a Potential Candidate Too Good to Be True? Here’s How to Spot Inconsistencies!

A strong hire can be the difference between sustained growth or disaster in a fast-moving team. But not everyone is as great as they make their resume out to seem. The trick is being able to spot the inconsistencies between what they say they can do and what they have done in the past. In… Read more »

Having Trouble Finding Agricultural Candidates? Here’s Why You Should Partner With an Agricultural Recruitment Agency!

Hiring can be tough, especially in the agriculture industry. It takes time and substantial investment of resources to recruit and onboard new staff. But without a solid candidate pool, finding the right person for the right job is like trying to find a needle in a field of haystacks. There are ways to speed up… Read more »

Balancing Work and the Holidays…Here’s How to Do It Effectively!

Creating a strong work/life balance is a challenge even when it’s not the holidays. Add in broad social obligations and holiday stress, and the months between November and January can be a real mess. But with some planning and prioritization you can make it happen. Here’s how you can make the most of your holidays… Read more »

5 Tips for Your First Time in a Leadership Role

Becoming a manager is a big transition. It takes a different frame of mind to address real-world concerns, as well as vision and insight to lead your team toward greater business goals. Without knowing what to expect of your new role, it can be very difficult to move from an employee to a leader. But… Read more »

The Importance of Allowing Time Off Around the Holidays

The holiday season can seem like a bad time for getting things done in the agriculture industry. Almost everyone you employ will want to take some time off to spend with family and friends during the holidays. It can seem like the focus is more on taking time off than on being productive, even when… Read more »