4 Essential Ways to Attract Top Talent

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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

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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 »

Which of These Performance Indicators Truly Predict Top Performers?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »