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Info ag 2013

  1. 1. Hiring The Best Effective Strategies For Recruiting and Retaining High Tech Employees The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  2. 2. Hiring and Retention: No Simple Solutions The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  3. 3. Surviving The Storm • www.croplife.com • Click on Webinars in top bar • Available On Demand (links at bottom) The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  4. 4. Why Is Recruiting So Difficult? • 50% of the agriculture employee base will retire in the next 10 years--Baby Boomers • The graduation rate of Ag degrees for Ag jobs is decreasing at 3% per year • The consolidation in Ag Business and farm level economics from 1996-2005 have pushed many people out of Ag—We probably won’t get them back The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  5. 5. Where Do You Start? Improve your recruiting, and you will increase your retention The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  6. 6. A failure to plan, is a plan to fail Recruiting Process • Know who you are looking for • Agree on “must haves” vs “nice to haves” • Determine the performance objectives • Resume describes the “what” and where, so focus on the “how” • Define the expectations of the role (1 month, 3 months, 1 year, 5 years) – what is considered success? Interview Process • Define your process before you start the search • Who will be involved • Defined timeline • Set candidate expectations The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  7. 7. Interviewing: A Hiring Prevention Plan? The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  8. 8. I wonder if this company can provide me the growth opportunities I seek? I wonder if this candidate will give me the Return on Investment I seek? The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  9. 9. Interview to Win • Remember – Top candidates don’t need your job • Create a culture where interviews are treated as recruitment opportunities • Management team is fully engaged • Job descriptions are Career Opportunities vs. a boring list of what you “have” to do • Focus on Impact, Opportunity, and Challenge • Communicate, communicate, communicate The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  10. 10. Employee Value Proposition Why Should I Work For You? The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  11. 11. Weighing The Decision Candidates will join a company when – the value of the opportunity outweighs the cost of staying with their current career position – as much as 30% value total Examples of Pros -Better Supervisor Examples of Cons -Strong Growth potential -Compensation -More Challenging opportunity -High number of senior mgrs. -Better Incentives or Benefits -Succession Plans -Relocation cost -Averse to change -Family / community -Intra company dynamics -Unknowns cause concern -Cost of Living differences The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  12. 12. Anticipate Their Thoughts • The Value of a new position must hold some level of Improvement in quality of life AND an Advancement of their Career • See the position through the “candidate’s eyes” – there is safety (lower risk premium) in not making a change • Limit the impact of the Cons where possible • Help your candidate see the total Value The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  13. 13. High Impact – Low Cost Rewards • • • • • • • Increasing Paid Time Off Investing in the Company Tuition Assistance Health and Wellness benefits Pay for Performance Culture Flexible Work Arrangements Adding Creature Comforts: Snacks, Rec facilities, meals, convenience services • Furnishing community activity tickets and certificates • Weekend “Staycation” rewards The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  14. 14. EVP Homework 1. What will make your organization stand out in the crowd? 2. How can you make coming to work for you a easy decision? 3. What will make it a difficult decision to leave your organization? 4. Does improving #2 enhance #3? The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source
  15. 15. Search CropLife for articles written by Ag1Source to learn more
  16. 16. Mark Waschek Office: (620) 327-0341 Email: markwaschek@ag1source.com Website: www.ag1source.com The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry © 2013 Ag 1 Source

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