10 Ways to Enhance Employer Brand to Attract and Retain Top Talent Post-COVID

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Good news: the employment landscape for agricultural employers looks almost nothing like it did this time last year. As the recession ends and businesses are reopening, many employers are finding it difficult to attract and retain the best talent in a post-COVID market. The well-documented challenges specific to agricultural employers have been problematic for years.… Read more »

Advantages of Using a Recruitment Agency

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By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Partnering with a recruitment agency has far more benefits than what you may see on the surface, which is traditionally just someone to fill their open or hard to fill positions. There are many more benefits of using a recruitment firm than just “find us a person.” Time… Read more »

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 »

Hiring Managers, How Prepared are You for Video Interviews?

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By Rhonda Caughlin Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner The speed of adoption of video interviewing has increased far more than most of our industry was ready for!  Most feel like overall it is a great tool and had served its purpose well during Covid and will probably continue to be used at a much higher… 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 »

Every Top Manager Needs a Professional Recruiter on Speed Dial

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By Kevin O’Connor, Recruiting Consultant/Training Manager Hiring and training talented people who will succeed in the job role and environment may be the most important task of a manager. Speaking from experience, carving out the time to locate, screen, facilitate interviews, and call references of candidates from a busy schedule of putting out fires and… Read more »

Becoming a Company People Want to Work For

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By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Talking with our clients here at Ag 1 Source about becoming a Destination Employer is something we’ve done for years. With even more changes in the work force and how we work, it’s good to revisit what those key areas are to focus on that will have people… Read more »

Onboarding in a Remote Environment

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By Mike Smith, President/CEO Anytime we onboard someone to our businesses, there are good practices that should be observed. Adding a new worker in a remote environment requires your onboarding process to take this to a whole new level. For remote environment workers, it’s all about the communication. Communication Prior to Start As soon as your… 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 »