Company Consolidation: Is My Job Safe?

By Kevin O’Connor, Recruiting Consultant/Training Manager You just got the news. Your company announced a reorganization or a consolidation with another company. You thought your role was essential for the success of the company, but your security is shaken. Do you wait for the awkward meeting with HR and your boss, or take control of… Read more »

Showing Your Value as a New Graduate During a Recession

By Alexis Stiebe Don’t be discouraged new college grads! I know that if you graduated this spring, the future is filled with uncertainty. The sudden recession and unexpected restrictions caused by the pandemic have upended multiple industries. The way this recession mirrors the environment new grads were faced with 10 years ago is clear. Back… Read more »

Hottest Topics of 2020: Remote Work and Improving the Hiring Process

hot topics

By Alexis Stiebe As we head into the long weekend, let’s review the topics our readers found most interesting so far in 2020. This year has certainly been a roller-coaster. Business leaders and their employees have faced the challenge of working from home without sacrificing productivity or service to their customers. This worldwide shift has… Read more »

Daily Life After Covid-19

life after covid-19

By Kevin O’Connor Nothing brings Americans and the world together like a common enemy. 9/11, Ebola virus, and the expansion of ISIS terrorism each unified people around the world and proved that focused collaboration can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. New levels of cooperation and leveraging technologies in creative ways not only addressed the immediate challenges… Read more »

Bulletin: Message to Job Seekers

job seekers

Thank you for visiting Ag 1 Source with an interest to see what is available today.  We live in unprecedented times, with this virus outbreak, and our hearts go out to those needing to make substantial adjustments, but I want to personally assure you of a few key things during this time. Recent surveys of… Read more »

How Partnering with a Recruiter/Career Coach Can Help You Reach Your Career Goals

Success with a Recruiter

Over the past year we’ve talked about identifying your prime motivators and developing your value proposition to help you achieve your future ambitions. Those tools are an integral part of selling your story to a potential employer, but they are not the only tools in the box. Your resume, communication style and interview skills and… Read more »

The REAL Cost of Employee Turnover

By Kevin O’Connor If employee turnover costs averaged 33% of an employee’s salary for one company segment, but 200% of another employee’s salary in a different segment, would you address turnover differently in those two segments? I’m going to explain why turnover costs can vary greatly, discuss how to find the root causes, and how… Read more »

Kevin O’Connor brings expertise to Ag1Source/Career1Source

Kevin O’Connor, a life-long passionate advocate for agriculture, joins the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Talent Services group. Kevin’s successful track record in sales, sales management, recruiting, and training development is a great fit into the role of Training and Development Manager for the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source team. One… Read more »

A Memorial Day Tribute

By Jim Whitt, Purpose Unlimited As this was our first trip to France we suffered from a perpetual state of directional disability. And that is how we met Michel. We wandered through the gate of a small cemetery not a stone’s throw from Omaha Beach in Normandy.  Michel did not speak much English but fortunately,… Read more »

Having Trouble Finding Agricultural Candidates? Here’s Why You Should Partner With an Agricultural Recruitment Agency!

Hiring can be tough, especially in the agriculture industry. It takes time and substantial investment of resources to recruit and onboard new staff. But without a solid candidate pool, finding the right person for the right job is like trying to find a needle in a field of haystacks. There are ways to speed up… Read more »