Nov 082017

ASM ISSUE: 208 – 4 Factors to Make Employees Feel Valued In The Workplace

An article in Psychology Today says “belongingness” is a human need, just as important as food and shelter. It is one of the best ways to lose or retain top talent, as well. When you have been in the recruitment industry as long as I have, you will understand how important culture fit is.

According to a LinkedIn article, this sense of belonging “allows employees to feel like they can be their authentic selves.” Here are four ways employees feel like they belong in their workplace.


Recognition goes a long way. A LinkedIn candidate survey shows that 59% of respondents believe that being recognized for their accomplishments will make them feel important.


ASM ISSUE: 209 – Does He Support Your Career Goals?

Women are slowly beginning to gain traction in the Ag industry. You can see that this once male-dominated industry has almost three times the number of female farmers from 1978 to 2007. However, based on the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, the numbers of female farm operators have dropped from 985,192 in 2007 to 969,672 in 2012.

I read an article from Harvard Business Review that might shed some light as to why we’re losing women in this industry. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox quotes a LinkedIn article by Melinda Gates, that says the “American workplace was set up based on the assumption that employees had partners who would stay home to do the unpaid work.” Wittenberg-Cox also adds that many women are being sent into marriages that are considered equal, as long as the wife’s career does not interfere with that of her husband’s.


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