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 »

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 »

Your Idea of Teamwork May Not Be the Best Way – Here’s How To Gauge That

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 »

Your Ability To Retain Top Talent Is Directly Linked To Your Company Goals

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 to maintaining a high functioning staff. But as employee retention becomes more of a priority for businesses, it’s difficult to know what levers you can pull to… Read more »

Your Employees Are Looking for Jobs Elsewhere and THIS is Why!

Recruiting and retaining the Ag industry’s top talent isn’t a job for the faint of heart. It’s a big enough challenge to find the right candidates for open positions, but if your employees are looking elsewhere for growth opportunities, you’re burning the candle at both ends. Employee retention should be a well-communicated and supported corporate… Read more »

Are Your Micromanagement Tactics Too Much for Your Employees to Handle?

A great manager is one who inspires and enables their employees, but many managers who feel pressured to accomplish business goals fall prey to the temptation to micromanage their team. While you’ve likely heard that micromanagement is a poor choice in leadership styles, it can be hard to break that habit. It’s frustrating for the… Read more »

Struggling to Keep Your Employees Engaged This Summer? Use These 4 Hot Tips

Employee engagement is a critical thing to maintain a productive and motivated workforce. Summertime can be a struggle, with distracted employees and vacations taking precedence. But you can adjust your leadership strategy to keep your team focused and on point during the fun summer months. Here’s how you re-engage your team in four easy tips.… Read more »

Are You Welcoming Your Newest Team Members Properly?

The key to a successful hire might seem like it’s buried deep within the recruitment process. But actually, the onboarding process can have a huge impact on whether a new hire thrives in a new position. If you are not actively putting your best foot forward when it comes to welcoming a new team member,… Read more »

The Key to Becoming a Better Manager: Flexibility!

Flexibility might seem like a required skill of candidates, but it’s also an important skill for managers. Being a leader means being able to understand and get the most out of your employees. Flexibility plays an important role in being a good manager. Here are three ways your flexibility matters to your workforce. Should I… Read more »

Look for These 3 Skills When Hiring Your Next Ag Manager

A good hire is what every employer strives for. The right candidate will help your business grow, help you accomplish your goals, and boost team morale and productivity. They are going to be invested in the success of the company as well as their success within the company and will help you deliver on your… Read more »