Where are all the Good Candidates?

Hiring

Mike Smith – President/CEO, Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Employers in the past three months have really been taking a serious look at their hiring plans. While many have put off or delayed their interviewing until a clearer picture can be seen for how we operate out of this pandemic, others have been… Read more »

Know When to Stop Filling the Candidate Pool

Candidate Pool

By Rhonda Werner When hiring, it’s common nature to want to review as many candidates as possible, right? You want a POOL of candidates and with all pools, the more people the merrier. Not exactly. If a pool sits for too long, without any viable action, it becomes stagnant. Candidate pools are the same way.… 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 »

NOW is the time to Interview – Tips for Conducting a Seamless Video Job Interview

Interview

By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Think about it. You, as a hiring manager, more than likely have more time on your hands than normal.  So do many of the most talented people in your field right now.  There’s probably never been a better time to access top talent than right now and most… Read more »

Stress Can Be Measured

Stress in Business

By Mike Smith, President/CEO Stress is getting more attention all the time, especially in today’s world, as a leading cause of workplace dissatisfaction, poor performance, and turnover. There are numerous articles outlining novel ideas for stress reducing activities including yoga, relaxing techniques, and some companies even endorsing a nap or siesta time. Six Major Environments… Read more »

How to Transition to Video Interviewing

Video Interview

By Alexis Stiebe With recent concerns about health and safety we know many of you are exploring new ways to interview job candidates. Today’s technology makes working from home and communicating over distance easier than ever. With the right preparation, a live, video interview can be just as effective as a traditional in-person interview. If… Read more »

1 Simple Step To Hiring And Retention In Ag Retail

hiring

By Mark Waschek There are three significant trends pertaining to the ag industry workforce which merit consideration: A growing shortage of qualified workers, the workforce is increasingly mobile, and human capital is fast becoming the most valuable asset for top-performing companies. As a result, top talent in the ag industry remains increasingly difficult to attract,… Read more »

How Frustrating is the Wait?

waiting

We know that response time after the interview has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We’ve talked about how time matters based on results from our recent survey. Candidates will only wait for communication for so long. But how frustrating can waiting a… Read more »

Do I Hire the Worker I Want Today or the Leader I Need Tomorrow?

Leader

By Kevin O’Connor You promoted your best salesperson to manage a sales team. Within one year, half the team resigned and now work for competitors. Sales are crashing. OUCH!  Why didn’t the strong performance in the previous role translate well to leading others? Traditional interviewing is focused on skills and performance history.  When leadership is… Read more »

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 »