Illegal Interview Questions: “What is Your Current Salary?”

Illegal Interview Questions: "What is Your Current Salary?"

Attention Human Resources and Hiring Managers: Before you start preparing interview questions for prospective new hires in the food and beverage industry in the new year, be mindful of specific questions you cannot ask. Did you know, for example, there are many states in which it’s no longer legal to ask a candidate about their… Read more »

Is Now the Time to Change Our Sick Leave Policy?

Is Now the Time to Change Our Sick Leave Policy?

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, an estimated 4 in 10 hourly workers did not have any paid sick leave — something that often applies to restaurant staff and even non-salaried workers in food and beverage processing or distribution. The Department of Labor also notes that there is no federal mandate for… Read more »

Food & Beverage Hiring Guide: How To Eliminate Hidden Biases

How to Eliminate Hidden Biases

People aren’t perfect. It’s something we all know to be true. When it comes to the hiring process, our imperfections could come out in unconscious and hidden biases. For food and beverage industry hiring managers, now is a great time to look at your recruiting and hiring practices and see where preferences might be overshadowing… Read more »

How To Be Prepared for Another Potential Disruption in the Food Supply Chain

How to be Prepared for Another Potential Disruption in the Food Supply Chain

This year has been challenging for anyone in the food and beverage industry: from unexpected closings, to keeping supply chains running, to wondering whether a company will even make it through the year. It may not have been dire for everyone, of course, but there are some valuable lessons to be learned to prepare for… Read more »

Preventing a Bad Hire: Look Out for These Red Flags During an Interview

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The interview process is crucial for all hiring managers looking to add the right new employee to a team. It’s an opportunity to determine whether a candidate might be an ideal fit for the food and beverage industry position to which they’ve applied. Recruiters and hiring managers should trust their instincts if they feel someone isn’t being totally… Read more »

Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate

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Hint: the perfect candidate doesn’t exist! You’ll waste time and money trying to find them. But wait, what about all the job seekers on the market? You’re saying I can’t find my perfect candidate from what’s currently available?   Perfect is a construct that just doesn’t exist. Human Resources might be looking for the perfect candidate… Read more »

Is Your Company Culture Poised for a Successful Remote Workforce?

Is Your Company Culture Poised for a Successful Remote Workforce?

Although many food and beverage companies have to bring employees into their facilities daily to make food (manufacturers and restaurants) or sell food (grocery and convenience stores), others have settled into a new routine that doesn’t involve coming into a work building every day. Finding a rhythm that works and ways to be productive, ensuring… Read more »

Ways to Stay Connected With Remote Employees

Ways to Stay Connected With Remote Employees

As the country continues to establish a “new normal” for work, many food and beverage companies ask: What’s the best way to stay in touch with our remote employees? There’s been a boom in video calling apps and services. Some are free; some are tiered; some have a more youthful and casual look while others… Read more »

Ready to Find Your Next Employee? Hire the Job Hopper!

Hire the Job Hopper

It used to be common practice to stay in one job for an entire career. The food and beverage industry might still have some generational legacies, especially in family-owned businesses or smaller manufacturing and retail operations, but those days are mostly over. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most people born in the 1980s… Read more »

The Pride of Kinsa Group: Our ‘Thank You’ to Essential Workers

In these unprecedented times, we at Kinsa Group would like to take a moment to thank and pay tribute to all the essential employees in the food and beverage industry for their unwavering support and dedication to customers. Never have employees across the industry – from grocery store clerks and deli managers to restaurant owners… Read more »