Shock. Anger. Self-doubt. Grief. Being laid off triggers a complex mix of emotions that can rattle even the most stalwart professional. After all, a layoff is one of the most challenging experiences you can face in your professional career. If you’ve been handed a pink slip, it’s perfectly natural to feel powerless – even jealous… Read more »

We highly value our strong relationships with the people we serve. Trusting partnerships garner candid feedback. And, feedback from our clients helped us realize we were missing opportunities to serve them. Today, we would like to introduce you to our Professional Search Division, the solution to that missed opportunity. Since this solution involves our parent… Read more »

The New Rules of Food Marketing Thursday, November 29th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Join Kinsa Group VP Laurie Hyllberg and Account Manager Kris Binninger to explore the new rules of food marketing at this Chicagoland Food & Beverage event. Marketing food brands now requires new and creative ways to successfully bring products to market. … Read more »

Regardless of size, location or specialization one thing is certain: Every food & beverage organization needs strategic thinkers. Strategic thinkers help your organization: anticipate trends; think systematically; capitalize on the right opportunities; prepare for what’s next. And according to a large-scale global business study conducted by Management Research Group, a “strategic approach to leadership” was,… Read more »

workplace inclusivity

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby? It seems hard to believe, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now make up 51.6% of the employees in “management, professional, and related occupations” in the USA. That’s a magnitude of change from how things were just thirty years ago! Pursuing greater inclusivity helps organizations hire and… Read more »

You expect to be asked informational, behavioral and even “curve ball” questions in a food & beverage interview. But illegal interview questions? Yes, you need to be prepared to skillfully address those, too. Whether they’re inexperienced, improperly trained or just plain unscrupulous, some interviewers will ask questions that violate the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s… Read more »

How do you go about finding your passion? Find job search tips that work? Determine if job post applications are a time-waster? And overcome barriers in your job search? We’ll answer these frequently asked questions from job seekers this month during our free webinars. Re-THINK – Finding Your Passion, Purpose, and Power Date: Tuesday, November 6th… Read more »

social media hiring

Social Media Profiling The rise of social media has created new opportunities and challenges in the workplace, affecting each and every department in different ways. The recruiting and HR departments are no exception, with businesses of all sizes increasingly looking to access candidates’ social media profiles when shortlisting. However, with great power comes great responsibility… Read more »

“Experience is the best teacher.” Really? The expression may apply to school yard lessons, but definitely not to reverse mentoring. In recent years, leading food & beverage employers have begun realizing the benefits of “mentoring up” – in which high-performing (albeit less-experienced) professionals mentor senior managers or executives. Why is reverse mentoring gaining popularity? With… Read more »