HR Best Practices

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Is Now the Time to Change Our Sick Leave Policy?

November 9, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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Food & Beverage Hiring Guide: How To Eliminate Hidden Biases

October 19, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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

September 21, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate

September 7, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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Is Your Company Culture Poised for a Successful Remote Workforce?

August 17, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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Ways to Stay Connected With Remote Employees

July 6, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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

June 1, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

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 […]

 

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Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

April 27, 2020 in HR Best Practices

 

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in […]

 

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