What’s the “secret” sales tool? Peer interviews. Peer interviews have been around forever – but in today’s talent market, they’re an essential (and frequently underused) sales method to help win over top candidates. Yes, we said “sales”! When it comes to closing the deal with exceptional food & beverage professionals, it’s helpful to think of… Read more »

employee quit

When An Employee Changes His Mind About Leaving   Employers might welcome notice of resignation from a troublesome employee as a simple solution to a problem. But what are the ramifications when the employee tries to rescind his resignation? In most cases, the better choice will be to reject the rescission and hold the employee… Read more »

“Who needed that job anyway?” You’ve defiantly asked that question dozens of times, attempting to convince yourself that you’re “just fine” – and immune to the fact that you’ve been out of work for weeks. But the truth? You’re frustrated. Overwhelmed. And even a little depressed. If you’re between jobs in the food & beverage… Read more »

Preparing for an upcoming phone interview? Sure, you need to answer questions effectively. And yes, you should temporarily evict your dog. But if you want to really nail your phone interview, you should also develop a strong vocal presence. What’s vocal presence? As the term implies, vocal presence is using your voice’s tone, color and… Read more »

workplace bias

Workplace Bias Over the past half-century, employers have made great strides in protecting employees and applicants from conscious bias on the basis of race, gender, age, and other protected characteristics. But what about unconscious—or “implicit”—bias, which “refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner”? 1 Everyone has implicit biases that are… Read more »

Want more A-players to sign on in 2019? As you well know, millennials are flooding into the food and beverage industry – and up through the management ranks. Experts predict that by 2025, millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce. If you want to stay competitive in the hiring market, you need to give millennials… Read more »

Will 2019 be your year for a raise, promotion or a new job? It depends on what road you take. Yes, the food & beverage job market is hot right now, but the employment landscape is evolving rapidly. To keep your career on track during the year ahead, use these tips from our food &… Read more »

talent shortage

Talent Shortage: Great for Employees; Concerning for Employers It’s here, it’s real, and it’s simultaneously stressful and awesome. The current talent shortage is great for employees and job seekers, but it’s also creating intense competition as companies try both to hire more employees and to onboard new staff properly. “It’s great to be hiring,” Allison… Read more »