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 »

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 »

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 »