An offer that might have been $100,000 a few years ago is now coming in at $85,000 or $90,000… what do you do? I recently read an article at marketwatch.com that described what we Recruiters at Kinsa Group have been witnessing.  With companies more worried about margins and profitability these days, many hiring managers are… Read more »

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, interviewing, evaluating and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it on your own?  A recruitment services firm can provide quick and cost-effective access to the talented professionals you need: Position Specification and Search Strategy Development.  Before starting a search, a professional recruitment firm will help you precisely define what type of individual you… Read more »

Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to end up climbing the career ladder faster than everyone else?  While it could be because Mom or Dad is the boss, more than likely it’s because they work hard and follow these five tips: Always display a positive attitude. Your attitude can be a powerful self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you… Read more »

Because of their drive to achieve personal career goals, high performers are unafraid to take risks – this includes leaving your company for a competitor’s.  So how do you keep your best and brightest working for you?  Use these insights to motivate your high performers and maximize their job satisfaction: They need opportunities to learn… Read more »

The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry. Here are some of the survey’s key findings: The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey… Read more »

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in… Read more »

Today’s food supply chains are undeniably complex.  And in recent years, factors such as manufacturing efficiency improvements, increased product diversity and sheer volume have contributed to an increased risk for large scale food safety incidents, which can reach across countries and even continental boundaries. I recently read a fantastic whitepaper entitled “Ensuring Food Safety and… Read more »

The word “diva” no longer refers exclusively to a distinguished female opera star. In recent years, the term has commonly been used to describe any difficult employee, male or female, who: is used to getting what he wants; thinks he needs no guidance or management; lives for drama in the workplace; is hyper-critical, sensitive and intolerant;… Read more »

According to a worldwide survey of senior managers, years of staff cutbacks have undermined trust in the workplace. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s new report, titled “Companies at the Crossroads,” recommends that to restore that trust, companies must put their employees first  – or risk experiencing deep talent erosion and sustained underperformance as the global economy recovers. Here are some… Read more »