What’s your plan for hiring, retention and succession?

July 11, 2016 • Less than a minute

Recruiting capable, qualified employees for your cooperative can be a significant challenge. It’s especially important now, when key tenured employees begin to retire.

Look at a non-farm background

Chances are, many of the positions you’ll need to fill involve technology, finance, communications and engineering. And growing up on a farm is not a prerequisite for understanding ag. Broaden your talent pool and you may have surprising results.

Appeal to the next generation

Today’s job-seekers are looking for a company that can articulate its purpose. They want to believe in their company and be important to its success.

Plan for success and succession

Employees today want to see where growth within the company will take them and what success looks like. And, succession planning, particularly in upper management, is vitally important to your future.