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 »

Using Facebook to Your Advantage While Looking for Agricultural Candidates

Success in the agricultural industry is all about finding the right people at the right time. But in the modern age of online recruiting, the internet can seem like an endless source of problems and an overflow of bad job candidates. What that means is you are simply not using the right digital tools and… Read more »

Lessons Learned From Your Top Employee Quitting

If you have lost your top performer recently, that can be a real blow to recover from. Your business will likely feel the impact of their departure, as well as their co-workers and the overall morale of your team. But sometimes, there’s nothing you can do but learn from the experience. Not everyone is a… Read more »

5 Tips to Helping Your Ag Team Achieve More

The agriculture industry is a competitive one. Big players across the market are constantly finding new and improved technology and processes to get ahead. Goal setting plays a big part in business success for this market. Are you confident in your business’s ability to set and achieve ambitious goals? Here’s what you need to know… Read more »

The Spooky Side of Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is a real and scary threat to employers. It can have a huge impact on productivity, and cause turnover. Even worse, it can affect the health and safety of your team. From more accidents on your work site, to more customer complaints, burnout may be directly impacting your team’s ability to do their… Read more »

How to Attract Candidates Who Aren’t Currently Looking For a Job

Passive candidates can be a strong choice for employers looking for employees who are experienced, in demand and able to ramp up quickly. But they can be a challenge to recruit. The benefits of looking at both active candidates and passive candidates are clear, as you are able to broaden your scope and even generate… Read more »

Employee Appreciation Tips to Try This Fall

Nobody works hard for a manager they feel doesn’t appreciate them. While you may think that at the end of the day, it’s their salary and their employment that motivates team members, it’s actually more likely the people they work for and with who drive employees to do their best work. Here are several things… Read more »

Why Your Management Style Might Be Costing You Your Best Employees

Hiring and retaining great employees is challenging, even when you’re doing everything right as a manager. But if you’re doing something wrong, you’ll likely see retention rates drop. The hard truth is that your management style might be costing you your best employees, especially as corporate culture evolves and industry leaders are looking for more… Read more »

10 Motivational Quotes to Energize Your Ag Team

Motivation is a tricky thing to chase. Without it, your workday can seem like a true burden, when in fact it should be a blessing. Your work is something that helps define you. When approached with a positive mindset and an engaged heart, your work should help sustain you financially, as well as emotionally. If… Read more »

Why a Bad Hire Could Be Bad News For Your Business

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