The Talent Market Is Tight. Should You Develop An Internal Employee?

In a candidate market such as the one we have today, there is often not enough top talent to go around. Balancing between the time to train current employees to fill future positions and investing in recruiting to land top-tier external candidates is tricky. Even if you’ve recently hired your new top performer, it’s important… Read more »

Are Great Food & Beverage Candidates Rejecting Your Job Offers?

“Thanks, but I’ve decided to accept another position.” Ouch. After you’ve spent weeks recruiting, interviewing, and vetting a candidate, having your job offer rejected can be positively demoralizing. Instead of onboarding a great new hire, you’re forced back to the drawing board. In the meantime? The position remains vacant. Work piles up. Your staff has… Read more »

Compensation in 2021: Food and Beverage Salaries

Food and Beverage Salaries: What’s Accurate? Finding accurate 2021 Food and Beverage Salary Compensation is becoming more challenging.  With the list of states enacting salary bans growing, how can employers establish fair pay? What is the standard pay increase job changers can expect in the food & beverage industry? And how do they know it is fair… Read more »

How to Handle When An Employee Rescinds a Job Resignation

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When An Employee Retracts Quit Notice 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 a job resignation? In most cases, the better choice will be to reject the rescission and hold the employee to his… Read more »

Is One Head Better Than Two, Three… or Four?

Is One Head Better Than Two, Three... or Four?

When building a team of food and beverage industry superstars, many businesses have plans to select several highly qualified and skilled professionals and see what great things they can do together. But maybe it’s time to take the idea of “less really is more” and apply it to your hiring practices. Suppose hiring fewer, but… Read more »

Why Employee Well-Being Is Essential To Your Business

Why Employee Well-Being Is Essential To Your Business

There are many lessons that food and beverage industry executives and HR managers can take from 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the importance of keeping a supply chain moving and inventory stocked, it’s critical to have protocols in place to provide and care for employees’ mental and physical health. Even without an… Read more »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.   Why Handwashing Works When you wash your… Read more »

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 »