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  • 9 Surprising Ways to Be More Valuable to Your Employer

    by Peter Economy-The Leadership Guy You can become more valuable to your organization. But first you have to ask yourself some very important questions. For a business to succeed, it has to recruit, hire, and retain talented people who consistently bring value to the organization, and to its customers. The more value you bring with you to your job, the more valuable you are to your employer. Not only will you command a higher salary and be ...

    Posted at August 7, 2017 | By : | Categories : Candidate Newsletter | Comments Off on 9 Surprising Ways to Be More Valuable to Your Employer
  • 15 Signs Your Employee Is Ready To Manage

    Promoting from within is good business, but which team members are actually manager-worthy? Chances are, there are a few great leaders on your team that aren't yet in managerial positions. Some of them may already take on the role of a manager without claiming the title, while others may show subtle signs that they've got what it takes to lead. Just as the wrong hire is costly, so is ...

    Posted at July 20, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on 15 Signs Your Employee Is Ready To Manage
  • Why Some Top Performers May Not Fit Your Organization

    For the past year and a half we worked with a specific client assessing their new and current employees to see if there were any conclusions we could draw about their top and bottom performers. All new hires had stellar resumes, great experience and had been top salesmen in prior roles, but some were not performing in this new role. We assessed the top 20% and bottom 20% salespeople ...

    Posted at June 14, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Why Some Top Performers May Not Fit Your Organization
  • What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

    by Amy Gallo; Harvard Business Review It’s normal to get a sinking feeling when one of your employees says, “I have something to tell you.” No manager wants to hear that someone on their team has another job offer in hand. But how should you actually respond to the news? Should you counteroffer? Or just accept that they’re moving on? And how can you tell if the employee is just bluffing to get a raise? What the ...

    Posted at May 15, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer
  • Amy Theobald to Join the Agronomy and Seed Team

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hesston, KS – March 30, 2017– Ag 1 Source, the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry, today announced that Amy Theobald, based in Union City, TN, will join the Agronomy and Seed industry practice team. Prior to joining Ag 1 Source, Amy had many successful years as a recruiting manager for a well-known ag-focused staffing and recruiting agency, where she devised a successful recruiting plan which consistently achieved company ...

    Posted at March 30, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Amy Theobald to Join the Agronomy and Seed Team
  • Higher Accuracy in Hiring

    The Problem It is not new information to hiring managers that there is a growing shortage of qualified workers. The workforce is increasingly mobile and human capital is fast becoming the most valuable asset for these top performing companies. As a result, top talent within the industry remains increasingly difficult to attract, recruit, and retain. While there is no foolproof way to mitigate the risk of hiring the wrong ...

    Posted at March 29, 2017 | By : | Categories : Client Newsletter | Comments Off on Higher Accuracy in Hiring
  • Boom or Bust: How to Know When You are Expendable

    Written by Rick Rupp & Mike Smith How often do you hear of a professional athlete that was in the spotlight last year, but no longer even mentioned in conversation today? It happens all the time. Take a major league pitcher for example. Sometimes it takes years to make it to the majors, but when they do, they had better perform, or very quickly they are demoted back to the minors in one short ...

    Posted at March 22, 2017 | By : | Categories : Candidate Newsletter | Comments Off on Boom or Bust: How to Know When You are Expendable
  • Taking the Madness Out of the Hiring Process

    It's that time of the year, March Madness, where millions of American's fill out their NCAA Basketball brackets and painstakingly watch week by week when our favorites may fall out or the underdog rises to the top. Some people go about filling out their bracket more on a whim, but many put a lot of calculated effort into choosing their teams, pouring over statistics and other news outlets to make ...

    Posted at March 16, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Taking the Madness Out of the Hiring Process
  • Creating Your Value Proposition And Selling Your Value

    by Nancy Swain Let’s talk value. Value is relative. Value Added, Value Proposition, Value Messages, Positioning Value… We’ve all heard about “added value”, there’s no value that’s a real value unless it is relevant to the listener and their needs. Many of us have professional backgrounds where we sold services and “value”. My passion is in capturing value and defining what that is for you and for your future employer, or customer. It’s quantifiable – at least if ...

    Posted at February 7, 2017 | By : | Categories : Candidate Newsletter | Comments Off on Creating Your Value Proposition And Selling Your Value
  • Beware of Hiring Your Competitor’s Sales People

    Life would be grand if we could sprinkle a few seeds in the ground, fertilize, add water…and a great sales person would sprout. This is truly a pipedream, but one often pursued by small business owners and sales management executives in their quest to find great sales talent. Rather than grow their own, they attempt to steal the crops from their competitors. Why not, their competitor is much ...

    Posted at January 9, 2017 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Beware of Hiring Your Competitor’s Sales People
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