Interview Smarter – and Find Your Ideal (part 2 of 3): Move Beyond Behavioral Questions

Behavioral questions are undeniably important in assessing a candidate’s viability; understanding past behavior is the best way to predict future success. But behavior-based questions are only one part of a comprehensive food & beverage interview. The best way to gauge how serious your candidate really is about the role? Ask “non-behavioral” questions. As the name… Read more »

“A Recruiter from Our Biggest Competitor Just Called Me.”

Wouldn’t it be great if employees who were disgruntled, disengaged or actively seeking a new job would be completely honest – and just tell you they’re getting ready to quit? For poor performers, you’d probably welcome their speedy departure. But for those exceptionally talented food & beverage professionals? Well, at least you’d have a fighting… Read more »

Why Are Some Food & Beverage Professionals 40X MORE LIKELY to Be Contacted on LinkedIn?

It’s pretty simple: they’ve achieved “All-Star” status. In fact, professionals with a LinkedIn All-Star rating are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. Forty times! More than likely, you already have a profile – but if all you’ve done is uploaded your resume, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to differentiate yourself… 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 »

When it Rains, it Pours: How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

After a diligent job search and interviews with multiple employers, it happens – you’re offered a great position with a leading food & beverage organization. You graciously accept the offer, have your sights set on your new opportunity, and then lightning strikes twice. Before you can even start your new job, you’re offered a great… Read more »

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 »

Revealing Tips from a Recruiter: Ask Your Candidates “Has Anything Changed?”

Great questions are powerful tools in gauging a candidate’s potential fit within your organization – and preventing unpleasant surprises. Are you asking the right ones, throughout the recruiting process? Several months ago, we shared a list of questions for food & beverage hiring managers that engage job seekers and prompt discussion to help. Today, we’d… Read more »

The Big Reveal: Interview follow-up questions and probing techniques to break through a candidate’s facade

How do you break through a food & beverage professional’s interviewing persona? The best candidates have prepared answers to common questions. They’re often experts at interviewing and know how to say exactly what you want to hear. In other words, they’re pretty tough nuts to crack. To help move beyond “canned” responses, we shared this… Read more »

7 Exceptionally Revealing Food & Beverage Interview Questions

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” “Why should we hire you?” “What is your biggest weakness?” The results of a simple Google search provide job seekers with the best answers to common interview questions. So if you’re still relying on “old standbys” like the ones above, chances are you’re getting well-rehearsed answers that… Read more »

How to Improve Recruiting and Retention of Your Key Food & Beverage Employees (part 2): Create a Killer Employee Referral Program

Looking for fresh ways to attract, hire and retain better talent? Kinsa is here to help. In July, we started a four-part blog post series dedicated to improving recruiting and retention. If you missed the first post on becoming a food & beverage employer of choice, you can read it here. Today, we’re zeroing in… Read more »