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 »

modern cover letter

We’re speaking figuratively, of course! But if you’re tired of sending garden-variety cover letters into the recruiting void, a modern cover letter — a Pain Letter™ — may increase your odds of landing an initial interview. What’s a “Pain Letter™,” you ask? Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of The Human Workplace, has written extensively on this topic…. Read more »

“Grade A.” “Non-GMO.” “USDA Certified Organic.” When you’re evaluating food brands, phrases like these provide assurance that you’ll get what you expect. Great, but what do LinkedIn recommendations have to do with food labeling? Just as a “USDA Certified Organic” stamp validates a food brand, a strong LinkedIn recommendation validates your personal brand. When a… Read more »

building effective teams in the workplace

Building an Effective Team Starts and Ends with Collaboration Each leader in your organization has their own specialized role. While everyone has a full calendar each day, it is crucial that everyone pulls together when it comes to building effective teams in the workplace. In order to stay true to your company’s mission and overall… Read more »

They’re ambitious. Full of fresh ideas. Amazingly tech-savvy. They’re millennial food & beverage managers, and they can be an amazing asset to your organization if you lead and develop them properly. Here’s why: They’re natural learners. Millennials are used to a professional and personal world that’s rapidly changing. As a result, young professionals are comfortable… Read more »

  Register today for the following free webinars on Kinsa CareerEdge. Login or create an account; then click the WEBINAR Tab to reserve your spot.       Presentation: Is Social Media Hurting Your Search? Date: Thursday, June 8th Time: 12:00 am EST (9:00 PST, 10:00 MST, 11:00 CST) Description: What does your Social Media presence say… Read more »

Employee Feedback

It seems fairly universal that most employees face their annual performance with an underlying sense of dread. Little do many employees know that managers often feel the same anxiety and worry over digging into a year’s worth of feedback in a single session. Department managers need to consult with the human resource manager to make… Read more »

Growth minded? Upwardly mobile? Interested in being a leader – not a follower? Then you need to master the art of influence. In today’s flatter, team-based and dynamic organizations, influence is power. It’s what makes people: respect and appreciate you; listen to your ideas; follow you willingly. Influence obviously offers countless advantages for your career… Read more »

Register today for the following free webinars on Kinsa CareerEdge. Login or create an account; then click the WEBINAR Tab to reserve your spot. Presentation Title: Habits that could sabotage your Job Search Date: Thursday, May 4th Time: 10:00 am EST (7:00 PST, 8:00 MST, 9:00 CST) Description: If you’ve been conducting a job search and are… Read more »

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 »