The Importance of Allowing Time Off Around the Holidays

The holiday season can seem like a bad time for getting things done in the agriculture industry. Almost everyone you employ will want to take some time off to spend with family and friends during the holidays. It can seem like the focus is more on taking time off than on being productive, even when… Read more »

5 Tips to Helping Your Ag Team Achieve More

The agriculture industry is a competitive one. Big players across the market are constantly finding new and improved technology and processes to get ahead. Goal setting plays a big part in business success for this market. Are you confident in your business’s ability to set and achieve ambitious goals? Here’s what you need to know… 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 »

How to Attract Candidates Who Aren’t Currently Looking For a Job

Passive candidates can be a strong choice for employers looking for employees who are experienced, in demand and able to ramp up quickly. But they can be a challenge to recruit. The benefits of looking at both active candidates and passive candidates are clear, as you are able to broaden your scope and even generate… Read more »

10 Motivational Quotes to Energize Your Ag Team

Motivation is a tricky thing to chase. Without it, your workday can seem like a true burden, when in fact it should be a blessing. Your work is something that helps define you. When approached with a positive mindset and an engaged heart, your work should help sustain you financially, as well as emotionally. If… Read more »

Is Your Team in a Summer Slump? Give Their Attitudes a Boost With These 4 Tips!

The summer slump can be a tough time for teams. Employee morale may be dragging as the weather heats up. Short of encouraging your team to take some time off to recuperate, here are some morale boosting workplace policies and practices to incorporate into your summer strategy. Team Building Events Summer is a great time… Read more »

6 Steps to Re-Energize When Facing Burnout From Work

When you work consistently, you inevitably start feeling mental fatigue. This burnout feeling is built up over time due to stress caused by tension in your daily work. Everyone has a different amount of stress they can handle before they experience burnout, but there are a few things anyone can try to boost their energy… Read more »

3 Tactics to Ensure All Members of Your Ag Team Are Following Necessary Safety Procedures

Establishing a safety culture in your Ag business is simple if you know where to start. The top-down approach is a reliable method because when workers see their leadership values or enforces their safety policy, they are inspired to take on the responsibility of safety on an individual level. Mistakes are less likely to be… Read more »

The 4 Best Ways to Welcome Your Newest Hire to Your Staff

Hiring and welcoming a new person is an interesting and important transition. Whenever a new person joins the team, there are inevitably questions about whether they’ll be a good fit and whether they will work out in the long run. A large part of a new hire’s success is dependent on how you welcome them… Read more »

Here’s Why Delegating Makes You a Better Manager

Delegation is a skill. It’s also a skill that a surprising number of managers need to improve. It’s impossible to do everything yourself, and it’s key to draw on your team, their unique skills and abilities, to get the job done. But there’s more to delegating than just moving tasks off your plate. Here are… Read more »