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