How to Become an Employee CEOs Don’t Want to Lose

Most managers will say that there’s no such thing as an irreplaceable employee. However, in every company there are people whose skill set, not just experience, is highly valuable to some critical business processes. The simple reason for this is that people with experience in a specified field could be found more easily than those who possess a required set of skills.

Why Good People Underperform

As I headed to LinkedIn’s Talent Connect recruiting industry confab last week with more than 4,000 of the world’s best recruiters and talent leaders, someone tweeted me this headline:

Why Lou Adler is Wrong About Personality Assessment Tests

As I was leaving the conference a Talent Leader from a Fortune 200 company strong-armed me and said something strange. It went something like, “While we’ve aced our pre-hire quality of hire assessments, we’re struggling with improving quality of hire.”

How to Get a Job

With the current unemployment rate at 5.5% in the United States, one might argue that finding a job in today’s work force is only an uphill battle. However, Bryan Kooi, a job recruiter (“headhunter”) for Great Plains Consulting, would disagree. He believes there are plenty of jobs available— the job hunter just might not be looking in the right place…

Happy National Ag Day! — A Day Late

Yesterday, March 18th, was National Ag Day. But, yesterday got away from me and now here I am, a day late, writing about an industry that is near and dear to all of us in the Great Plains Consulting office. However, that’s the cool thing about agriculture, it never waits, stops or discontinues. Agriculture is a 24/7- 365 days a week kinda’ thing–and that’s never changing! If we eat and drink, drive vehicles, and like wearing clothes we aren’t late in celebrating, we never really quit from last year.

5 Bold Predictions For Ag Retail In 2015

Like always, agriculture will continually have very high-highs, and some very low-lows. It’s unpredictable. It’s irregular. It’s agriculture. That is the way of life in the agriculture industry and there is no denying it. Let’s see what CropLife.com has to say about the 2014 year.