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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

    By Louis Efron There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that bad of a job engaging and retaining their people. Is this churn and burn dynamic ...

    Posted at December 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You
  • Bye Bye, Baby Boomers: Hiring the Next Generation of Managers

    written by Elizabeth Silas-Havas   When you picture hiring new managers over the next few years, the “commitment-shy narcissist” is likely at the bottom of your list. Yet Millennials—long stereotyped with those types of traits—are starting to take on more serious roles within organizations. With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring each day, Generation X continues to move up the ranks and take on more senior and executive leadership positions. Studies estimate that ...

    Posted at November 8, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Bye Bye, Baby Boomers: Hiring the Next Generation of Managers
  • Ag Recruiter Highlight October 2016: Troy Schumacher

    Troy Schumacher has been with Ag1Source for 3 years.  He is part of the Agronomy and Seed team, focusing his recruiting efforts in MN, MT, ND, SD. Troy works out of a home office in the Twins Cities area, where he lives with family. His wife, Angie, is a stay at home mom to their four children, Caleb, Rebecca, Gabriel, ...

    Posted at October 25, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Ag Recruiter Highlight October 2016: Troy Schumacher
  • Hiring? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

    By Shannon Gausepohl The hiring process is not an easy one. Acquiring the right employee is contingent on the level of skills, cultural fit and ability to be a team player, and the high cost of a bad hire means you'll want to limit mistakes. Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, noted that the "real cost" of losing an employee is threefold, and includes the cost of ...

    Posted at October 12, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Hiring? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes
  • Surviving downsizing: 7 ways leaders can maintain high productivity and morale when times are tough

    Being a great leader is easy when the economy is healthy and your organization is profitable. Being a great leader is not so easy when your organization is struggling, you’re laying off employees and you need to reassure the rest who are worried about losing their jobs. The reality today is that many executives will oversee workforce reductions in response to the need for cost cutting, reorganization or ...

    Posted at September 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag 1 Source News | Comments Off on Surviving downsizing: 7 ways leaders can maintain high productivity and morale when times are tough
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