Want Faster, More Successful Hires? Then make sure you do this ONE critical thing!

Does your organization want to hire exceptional professionals more quickly and effectively? What a silly question. Of course you do. With decades of executive food & beverage recruiting experience, we at Kinsa are experts at helping employers like you achieve long-term hiring success. Over the years, we’ve learned that factors like targeted recruiting, consistent interviewing,… Read more »

The “Senior” Food & Beverage Executive: Advantages of Hiring Older Workers

Baby Boomers are rapidly retiring from our workforce, including the food & beverage industry. So why is the average age of workers going up – and not down? For a number of reasons, people are remaining in the workforce longer than ever before.  Increased longevity, shrunken retirement funds and a major recession have forced people… Read more »

How to Improve Recruiting and Retention of Your Key Food and Beverage Employees (part 1)

According to a 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report by HireRight, competition for experienced talent is a top hiring challenge for U.S. companies.  Finding, retaining and developing quality talent was cited as the biggest business issue for 52 percent of the organizations surveyed. How will your food & beverage company address the talent challenges ahead? One… Read more »

Unemployment Discrimination in the Food & Beverage Industry – It happens more often (and more quickly) than you might think

How long do you have before being unemployed starts negatively impacting your ability to find a food & beverage job? Try one month. A new research article suggests that employers think less of unemployed job candidates – no matter how briefly they’ve been out of work, and regardless of whether they’ve quit or been laid… Read more »

Your Political Balance Sheet

How is a run for the White House like your quest for career development? To succeed in either endeavor, you need the right people in your corner. When it comes to furthering your food & beverage career, having the right mentors, sponsors and advocates on your side can mean the difference between stagnation and success:… Read more »

“We’re Sorry, You’re Too Qualified for This Position” – Whether applying for a process engineer or a quality assurance manager position, the concern is the same

Does being overqualified for a food & beverage position mean that you’ll be disqualified from consideration? Not if you handle the interview right. True, many employers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates.  Recruiters fear that an overqualified employee will be dissatisfied, demand more money, expect fast promotion or even jump ship. As a job seeker,… Read more »

Whether You’re the Corporate EHS Manager or a Laboratory Scientist – a Safe Work Environment Starts with You

What’s the best way to create a safer food & beverage workplace? Start by creating a strong “safety culture.”  According to OSHA, creating a culture of safety has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any process.  Why?  A strong safety culture is more than just a motto.  It’s a system of shared beliefs,… Read more »

Questions You Aren’t Asking – But Should Be!

Could asking few simple questions help you land your next food & beverage job? Absolutely.  Here’s why. An interviewer judges the questions you ask as carefully as the answers you give.  Asking irrelevant or ubiquitous questions (i.e., what are the work hours for this position?) shows a lack of preparation for the interview (and a… Read more »

USDA & HHS Guidelines Target Obesity Problem – Food & Beverage Organizations Can Be Part of the Solution

What’s the number one health crisis confronting our country? Despite what you may think, it’s not cancer, heart disease or high blood pressure.  It’s obesity.  According to an announcement accompanying the official 2010 Dietary Guidelines: “More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese.” These sobering… Read more »

Why Recruiters Beat Job Boards – Hands Down

Technology vs. the human touch. When it comes to your food & beverage job search, which is better?  Job board technology is certainly efficient.  With a few clicks you easily can apply for several jobs in under an hour – all from the comfort of your own home. But that same efficiency can work against… Read more »