3 Tips if You Really Want The Job But Don’t Have All The Qualifications

If you have ever found yourself in a position where you know you would be a top candidate, you are sure you would be a great fit for the job, but don’t necessarily have all the qualifications, you’re not alone. That’s a very common situation for many job seekers.  And frankly, many of the best… Read more »

How to Be the Best Ag Manager in 2019

Being the best manager you can be in the ag business isn’t necessarily a clear path. A great manager is someone who is most importantly a great leader, someone who is able to motivate employees and provide the vision and game plan for broader team success. They require a clear understanding of the strengths and… Read more »

Use These 4 Tips as You Prepare for Year-End Reviews

Performance reviews should be a positive moment in an otherwise hectic year for employees. But often, it feels like they are either a chore or a stressful event. Think about year-end reviews as a time to highlight your successes, learn from feedback, and hear from your supervisor about what impact you are having on the… Read more »

Is a Potential Candidate Too Good to Be True? Here’s How to Spot Inconsistencies!

A strong hire can be the difference between sustained growth or disaster in a fast-moving team. But not everyone is as great as they make their resume out to seem. The trick is being able to spot the inconsistencies between what they say they can do and what they have done in the past. In… Read more »

Having Trouble Finding Agricultural Candidates? Here’s Why You Should Partner With an Agricultural Recruitment Agency!

Hiring can be tough, especially in the agriculture industry. It takes time and substantial investment of resources to recruit and onboard new staff. But without a solid candidate pool, finding the right person for the right job is like trying to find a needle in a field of haystacks. There are ways to speed up… Read more »

Balancing Work and the Holidays…Here’s How to Do It Effectively!

Creating a strong work/life balance is a challenge even when it’s not the holidays. Add in broad social obligations and holiday stress, and the months between November and January can be a real mess. But with some planning and prioritization you can make it happen. Here’s how you can make the most of your holidays… Read more »

5 Tips for Your First Time in a Leadership Role

Becoming a manager is a big transition. It takes a different frame of mind to address real-world concerns, as well as vision and insight to lead your team toward greater business goals. Without knowing what to expect of your new role, it can be very difficult to move from an employee to a leader. But… Read more »

Using Facebook to Your Advantage While Looking for Agricultural Candidates

Success in the agricultural industry is all about finding the right people at the right time. But in the modern age of online recruiting, the internet can seem like an endless source of problems and an overflow of bad job candidates. What that means is you are simply not using the right digital tools and… Read more »

Lessons Learned From Your Top Employee Quitting

If you have lost your top performer recently, that can be a real blow to recover from. Your business will likely feel the impact of their departure, as well as their co-workers and the overall morale of your team. But sometimes, there’s nothing you can do but learn from the experience. Not everyone is a… Read more »

The Spooky Side of Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is a real and scary threat to employers. It can have a huge impact on productivity, and cause turnover. Even worse, it can affect the health and safety of your team. From more accidents on your work site, to more customer complaints, burnout may be directly impacting your team’s ability to do their… Read more »