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 »

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 »

The Importance of Understanding Employee Behavior

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People-related issues can tear at the fabric of a company. They chip away at even the most solid foundation built on the best products and services. In our last article, 1 Simple Step To Hiring And Retention In Ag Retail, we discussed the positive impact that behavioral assessments can have on hiring and retention. In… 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 »

The Key to Becoming a Better Manager: Flexibility!

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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 »