Best Way to Recover From These Common Management Mistakes

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Every manager makes mistakes from time to time. Every boss is human, but making the same mistake or not learning from the mistakes of others can be a real missed opportunity. As a leader at your company, your staff looks to you for vision and a steady hand. So, look at what others have learned… Read more »

Critiquing Your Management Style: What Works and What Has to Go!

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Are you a good manager? You probably hope so, but do you really know what your employees think of your management style? Sometimes getting that kind of honest and meaningful feedback on your management style can be difficult. No employee of yours would want to deliver bad news with you as their manager. So, finding… Read more »

Use These 4 Retention Strategies for Your Team

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Recruitment is an expensive undertaking for employers. It requires a significant investment of time and money to find the best candidate for the job. That’s why employee retention is such a critical (and cost-effective) way to manage your team. A more efficient use of resources is to hire and keep talent rather than needing to… Read more »

Best Advice for Employees Who Don’t Follow Instructions Correctly

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The only thing worse than struggling to hire the right employee is hiring the wrong one. As a manager or an employer, you know the lengths to which you are willing to go to help an employee be the team member you need them to be. But even then, some hires are just difficult to… Read more »

How to Have the Hard Talk With a Bad Hire

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

Employee Retention Tips for 2019

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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!

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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 »

The Importance of Allowing Time Off Around the Holidays

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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

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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

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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 »