Running Effective One-On-One Meetings

So you’ve heard about others doing one-on-ones. Some do a one-hour session every other week with each team member. Counting preparation time, one-on-ones would take up a significant part of your busy schedule. You ponder: Would all the hours be well spent and justified? It is true that one-on-ones can be time-consuming. Yet the hour… Read more »

Scaring Too Many Good Candidates Off?

Does every day feel like Halloween for your food & beverage candidates? That’s largely up to you! Logically, you want every individual who applies for a position to walk away from the experience feeling as though he were treated professionally. But if you’re flooded with unqualified resumes or have a lengthy hiring process, ensuring a… Read more »

Overtime Rule: Preparing Millennials & Gen Zs

Overtime Rules

Under new overtime regulations set to become law on December 1st, approximately 4.2 million salaried employees will be reclassified as nonexempt employees with set work hours. The new law may cause a backlash with our youngest workers, since less workplace autonomy runs counter to so much of what they strive for at work.  Here’s what… Read more »

The Big Move: Relocation Package Offerings

Considering a food & beverage position in another city?   Trying to land an out-of-town candidate?   Then you may have to negotiate a relocation package. And you’ll definitely want to read this post! Recently, our team compiled and analyzed relocation package statistics from nearly 100 recent, executive food & beverage placements, including details on:… Read more »

Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Businesses are increasingly realizing their worth has less to do with buildings, machinery, and inventory, and more to do with the intangible assets of the people across their organizations. However, business leaders have been slow to embrace–and slower to act upon–the onslaught of data that proves this point, and often learn too late they’ve squandered… Read more »

Five Easy Ways to Reward Your Top Employees

Every company wants a happy workforce. Offering rewards is just one way to turn those frowns upside down – and one way to motivate employees to do their best work. Companies often forget the importance employees place on those last two items: recognition and appreciation. We’ve come up with 5 easy ways to reward employees who are… Read more »

It’s Time to Renew Your Vows (with your employees!)

With our nation’s unemployment rate holding at under 5% and time-to-fill at a record high (29.3 working days in April), turnover is a very real – and costly – danger. Today’s job seekers have lots of options, making them more likely to jump ship in favor of a better opportunity. And once they leave you,… Read more »

Take it Off! Interview Questions and Probing Techniques that Reveal What You REALLY Need to Know

Candidates hiding behind pat interview responses? Playing games or clamming up? Today’s professional food & beverage candidates are prepared. Savvy. And experts in controlling what you learn about them. How can you be sure you’re getting (the whole) truth? 3 Ways to Get Candidates to “Drop their Masks” Below, Kinsa shares the right questions to… Read more »

5 Ways to Set New Grads up for Success on the Job

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Elena Todorova, a recent college grad and content specialist at O.C. Tanner.  This time each year, a new wave of graduates hits the job market. This year’s grads–congrats, class of 2016!–herald the end of the Millennial era and the beginning of the… Read more »

Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Law Protection

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Jacqueline Johnson and Scott McDonald. On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S.1890)1 (DTSA) and sent it to President Obama, who has indicated he will sign it into law. The DTSA, which will take effect on the… Read more »