Hiring? Forget Your Calendar; Grab a Stopwatch Instead

Tick, tock. Every day that national account manager position goes unfilled hurts your bottom line. Tick, tock. Every day that promising quality assurance management candidate waits to hear back from you is another day a competitor has to poach him. Tick, tock. Every day that plant manager position remains vacant slows your manufacturing operations down… Read more »

Money Talk: The 5 Smartest Questions to Get the Salary You Deserve

The deck is stacked in their favor. Most food & beverage employers are experts at salary negotiations (because they do it all the time) and won’t give you their best salary offer right out of the gate. Want to level the playing field? You don’t have to be an expert negotiator to land the salary… 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 »

You Should Reject Job Hoppers, Right?

Everybody knows how tight today’s professional food & beverage talent market is. High performers are undoubtedly in the driver’s seat, and most won’t stick around nearly long enough to earn that once-coveted gold watch: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, average employee tenure is at 4.4 years. High achievers (young managers in particular)… Read more »

Biggest Challenges Facing HR in the Next Decade

What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing HR during the next decade? This is one of the questions posed in a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management titled “Challenges Facing Organizations and HR in the Next 10 Years.” The survey responses, gathered from 449 HR professionals, show that: Getting and… Read more »

Make Finding a Food & Beverage Job Your Full-Time Job

Let’s be honest – finding the right food & beverage management or executive opportunity is hard work. Today’s food & beverage job hunt is about more than just posting résumés and calling a few professional contacts.  Finding the right opportunity involves a combination of online brand building, working closely with specialized professional recruiters, networking with… Read more »

More Food Safety Education is Needed for American Consumers

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. And according to a recent telephone survey by the not-for-profit health and safety group NSF International, many American consumers could benefit from some additional education on the subject. Here are a few key findings from the survey, which was conducted with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents: In general,… Read more »

Tips for Addressing Job Burnout

Feeling a little overworked? While some would say that “too much to do” is merely a sign of job security in today’s economy, it won’t do you any good if you can’t cope with the stress.  Sure, everyone is trying to do more with less these days.  But over time, being chronically stretched too thin… Read more »