Texting and Technology – Bridging the Generational Hiring Gap

Texting

The search process is often frustrating and time consuming. Factoring in a generational gap between experienced management and new, young talent introduces further challenges. We’ve heard from many employers that the increase in potential job candidates texting the hiring manager, instead of emailing or actually calling on the phone, is particularly frustrating. Approaching the Generation… Read more »

Who is on the bus and does it have a seating chart?

People on a bus

Picking up on our October article by Kevin O’Connor, The Real Cost of Employee Turnover, Kevin alludes to making sure the right people are on the bus and fostering the desired culture, but some organizations aren’t even sure if they have a bus, an RV or a taxi, much less if the right people are… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Your Ability To Retain Top Talent Is Directly Linked To Your Company Goals

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 to maintaining a high functioning staff. But as employee retention becomes more of a priority for businesses, it’s difficult to know what levers you can pull to… Read more »

Are Your Business’s Online Reviews Scaring Away Qualified Candidates?

Just as it’s important for candidates to have a strong online presence, employers too must pay attention to their digital brand to make sure they are attracting the best of the best. What past employees or even customers are saying about your company can make a big difference in terms of who applies for your… Read more »