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  • 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