Interview Smarter: And Find Your Ideal (part 3 of 3) Close Strong and Keep in Touch

In a job market where top food & beverage professionals receive multiple job offers, candidates size you up at every stage of the hiring process. So while you may have prepared thoroughly for the interview, and asked both behavioral and non-behavioral interview questions, your job is far from done. If you want more talented candidates… Read more »

Food & Beverage Career Success: 6 Steps to Landing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation

“Grade A.” “Non-GMO.” “USDA Certified Organic.” When you’re evaluating food brands, phrases like these provide assurance that you’ll get what you expect. Great, but what do LinkedIn recommendations have to do with food labeling? Just as a “USDA Certified Organic” stamp validates a food brand, a strong LinkedIn recommendation validates your personal brand. When a… Read more »

The Young and the Restless: How to Lead and Develop New Food & Beverage Managers

They’re ambitious. Full of fresh ideas. Amazingly tech-savvy. They’re millennial food & beverage managers, and they can be an amazing asset to your organization if you lead and develop them properly. Here’s why: They’re natural learners. Millennials are used to a professional and personal world that’s rapidly changing. As a result, young professionals are comfortable… Read more »

Interview Smarter – and Find Your Ideal (part 1 of 3): Make Like a Boy Scout…

…and be prepared! When you interview a food & beverage candidate for a professional or executive role, you expect that individual to have: researched your organization; practiced answers to common interview questions; created a list of follow up questions for you. Guess what? Your candidate expects the same from you! In a job market where… Read more »

3 Essential Elements of a STANDOUT Food & Beverage Job Posting

Starting Salary: $2,000,000 Recruiting A-level professionals would be so much easier if you could just afford to offer every candidate a multi-million dollar salary. But we live in the real world, and we have to deal with real recruiting challenges: limited budgets, tight hiring deadlines and talent shortages. If you can’t advertise $2 million salaries,… Read more »

To Move Up Faster, Get to Know this One Person

Your boss can be a great career management ally – IF you have a solid working relationship, that is. In “4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager,” our team shared tips for “managing up” without stepping on your boss’s toes, by: getting to know the person behind the title; understanding his goals and… Read more »

Take it Off! Interview Questions and Probing Techniques that Reveal What You REALLY Need to Know

Candidates hiding behind pat interview responses? Playing games or clamming up? Today’s professional food & beverage candidates are prepared. Savvy. And experts in controlling what you learn about them. How can you be sure you’re getting (the whole) truth? 3 Ways to Get Candidates to “Drop their Masks” Below, Kinsa shares the right questions to… Read more »

Get Out of the Kiddie Pool! Tips for Building a Food & Beverage Talent Community

Want to hire quicker and more cost-effectively? Then you can’t rely on the tepid waters of a talent pool – they dry up too quickly! Don’t get us wrong: An applicant tracking system is great tool for building a pool of potential candidates. Communication with a talent pool, however, is one-way – and generally provides… Read more »

The Rearview Mirror: Improve Food & Beverage Hiring Success by Looking Back

Need to replace a bad hire? Revamp an existing role? Create an entirely new position? Try taking a look back to move your company forward. When it comes to hiring exceptional food & beverage professionals, a position’s history can be just as important as other hiring factors. In fact, “looking in the rearview mirror” can… Read more »

To Land the Best Food & Beverage Professionals, Send Them Packing

Packing for vacation, that is! Vacations are essential for hard-working professionals to recharge, refocus and renew their commitment to doing an exceptional job for you. But as a nation, we do a really poor job of offering adequate vacation time. Unlike many other countries, the U.S. does not legislate or regulate minimum amounts of paid… Read more »