Treat Them Like Royalty (part 1)

Your candidates, that is! If you want to land your ideal food & beverage candidate in today’s hot market, you need to create an amazing recruiting experience for them. According to a 2017 CareerBuilder study, nearly 4 in 5 candidates (78%) say the overall candidate experience is an indicator of how a company values its… Read more »

Hiring? Forget Your Calendar; Grab a Stopwatch Instead

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 »

Let’s Talk Money: What to Expect in a Food & Beverage Salary – and How to Get More

Think it’s high time you were paid what you’re worth? We couldn’t agree more. But if you don’t know what you’re really worth, or the best way to broach money-related issues, then navigating salary offers, money negotiations and pay raises can be tough. As leading executive food & beverage recruiters, it’s our pleasure to make… Read more »

Close the Deal by “Tipping Your Hand”

When you’re playing poker, it’s great to have an ace in your hand. It’s even better when that ace is surrounded by other aces and kings. The food & beverage industry is no different. Logically, a high performer wants to surround himself with other great people – individuals who support his professional growth and success…. Read more »

Gold Watch Sales are Tanking – 5 Smarter Investments to Increase Job Tenure for High Performers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average employee tenure is under five years. It’s even lower for Millennials – the very employees who will constitute 75% of your workforce by 2025. The writing is on the wall. Your young, high-performing food & beverage professionals aren’t likely to stay with you long enough to earn… Read more »

Can a Single Conversation Change Your Life? Networking tips for food & beverage professionals

Can a single conversation really change your life? Absolutely. Whether you’re searching for the ideal food & beverage opportunity, or searching for the ideal candidate, a simple exchange with the right person can cultivate a meaningful connection. Ultimately, a single conversation can be life-altering – connecting you with your ideal job or candidate. Last December,… Read more »

What’s New? Top Food And Beverage Trends for 2014

It’s a great time of year. Everywhere you look, experts and analysts are sharing their predictions for the top trends that will shape the food & beverage industry in 2014. What are they saying? Today, we’re summarizing some of the key predictions from Innova Market Insights and consultants Baum+Whiteman LLC: Sustainability. A hot topic for… Read more »

Have You Ever Experienced the Dreaded Panel Interview from a Potential Food & Beverage Employer?

The good news?  You’ve been called in for an interview. The bad news?  It’s the dreaded panel interview. Fielding questions from not one, but an entire team of interviewers is enough to put even the most stalwart candidate’s stomach in knots.  After all, whether or not you land the position will depend largely upon how… Read more »

Walking Through Fire: Tips for Handling a Counter Offer from your Food & Beverage Employer the RIGHT Way

Receiving a counter offer from your food & beverage employer is flattering.  And tempting.  Watching your boss scramble to keep you in the fold by offering more money and/or responsibility certainly sounds like a good deal – but is it really the right choice? Probably not.  Here’s why: Your reputation with your boss may be… Read more »

Looking to Leave Your Position as Food Plant Manager and Start Fresh in Supply Chain? Great Tips on How to Transition Between Careers Successfully

It happens to the best of us. At one point or another, most professionals seek greener pastures within the food & beverage industry.  Some change professions to broaden their experience base; some change careers so that their innate aptitudes more closely match their job; others make the switch because they wake up one morning and… Read more »