Hiring in 2021 will Include Beneficial Workplace Changes

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By Alexis Stiebe Due to stay-at-home orders and online schooling, the workplace took some interesting turns in 2020. These challenges not only affected our own office but also changed the hiring landscape. The recruiters at Ag 1 Source took on many new challenges this year and learned that challenges are an opportunity. We are hoping… Read more »

Start Your Search Now to Prepare for Spring

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By Alexis Stiebe Spring is still a few months away. You have plenty of time to consider making some new hires in the new year, right? Why wait? We encourage you to start this planning process early. Top talent is available right now and your competitors may be ahead of the game if you wait.… Read more »

Where are all the Good Candidates?

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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

1 Simple Step To Hiring And Retention In Ag Retail

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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?

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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?

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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

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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 »

Improving the Hiring Process in 2020

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By Alexis Stiebe What was your experience like the last time you went to an interview or waited to hear back after applying to a position? Was the wait time long? Did you experience good communication with the employer? How our candidates experience the hiring process is something recruiters consider often and want to learn… Read more »