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 »

The Importance of Understanding Employee Behavior

behavioral assessment

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

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 »

Improving the Hiring Process in 2020

hiring process

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 »

4 Essential Ways to Attract Top Talent

COBS to Attract Talent

The game has change on how you attract, hire, and retain talent. Have you changed your game? Record-low unemployment and record-high retirement have altered the landscape. Your candidates and employees now have more options than ever. The four cornerstones of effective talent management are: Attracting Hiring Onboarding Growth In times of talent shortage, it is… Read more »

Texting and Technology – Bridging the Generational Hiring Gap

Texting

The search process is often frustrating and time consuming. Factoring in a generational gap between experienced management and new, young talent introduces further challenges. We’ve heard from many employers that the increase in potential job candidates texting the hiring manager, instead of emailing or actually calling on the phone, is particularly frustrating. Approaching the Generation… Read more »

Who is on the bus and does it have a seating chart?

People on a bus

Picking up on our October article by Kevin O’Connor, The Real Cost of Employee Turnover, Kevin alludes to making sure the right people are on the bus and fostering the desired culture, but some organizations aren’t even sure if they have a bus, an RV or a taxi, much less if the right people are… Read more »