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Cargill Premix & Nutrition: Transforming Talent Management

September 2017

As a result of declining annual operating earnings over the past few years, Cargill implemented several strategic modifications on 2016. One transformation, referred to internally as the Human Resources Transformation, is designed to help enable the firm's people strategy. This case study covers the planning, execution and challenges encountered with this transformation.


One Key to Business Success

August 2017

No one understands the importance of resilience more than managers who are trying to be successful in the current business environment.


Defining the Unwritten Rules

April 2017

Changing company culture is no easy feat. In fact, it isn’t even easy to define what company culture is — let alone changing it.


Talent Management Matters

July 2016

The only way to improve business performance is to improve the people running the place.


Talent affects finance

May 2016

Agribusiness professionals seem to view the chief financial officer (CFO) as a no-nonsense type with a singular focus on the numbers. It is clear, however, that nothing is more important to a company’s financial performance than talent management.


Ag's Burning Talent Questions

February 2016

As food and agricultural businesses prepare for the future, no investment is more important than human talent. Differences in the quality and effectiveness of human talent and their impact on business performance are well documented.


Purdue research report gives insights on talent management

February 2016

Food and agricultural business leaders can use the results from a recent Purdue University study to better understand and manage talent within their organizations.


Academy to focus on management in seed industry

January 2016

Leadership techniques for the long-term success of seed companies will be at the forefront when the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business hosts the 2016 American Seed Trade Association Management Academy March 7-11 in West Lafayette.