Performance Management: More Action, Fewer Excuses Means a Better Bottom Line

“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” –Harold S. Geneen If you’ve ever managed a single person, then you know that employees make excuses.  They procrastinate, miss deadlines and blame others when they fail. So how do you get them… Read more »

Assessing Hiring Needs: Should Food & Beverage Employers DIY or Use a Recruiter?

When it’s time to hire the best food & beverage professionals for your organization, you face a critical decision:  should you do it yourself, or work with an experienced, specialized executive recruitment firm like Kinsa? It would be easy (and logical) to use this question as a launching pad for a sales pitch.  The true… Read more »

Changes and Trends in Food & Beverage: New “MyPlate” Symbol, Trends in Health Ingredients

If there is one constant in the food & beverage industry, it’s change.  Whether the source of that change is the government or the general population, we at Kinsa Group stay on top of the issues that are important to your food & beverage organization.  Here are two key updates, in case you missed them:… Read more »

Are Credit Checks a Legitimate Screening Tool?

The use of credit checks has grown over the last several years.  According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 60 percent of employers used credit reports for some or all of their background checks. Employers use credit reports as a screening tool for a number of reasons: They believe it… Read more »

Why Recruiters Beat Job Boards – Hands Down

Technology vs. the human touch. When it comes to your food & beverage job search, which is better?  Job board technology is certainly efficient.  With a few clicks you easily can apply for several jobs in under an hour – all from the comfort of your own home. But that same efficiency can work against… Read more »

Getting Down to Business: Job Search Strategies for Food & Beverage Executives and Professionals

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read more »

Hiring Still Slow? Now is the Time to Review Your Employment Screening Process

The BLS Employment Situation Summary continues to paint an anemic economic picture. Economists continue to talk about a “jobless recovery,” with many employers focusing on productivity gains, as opposed to hiring, to manage any increases in business. What’s the upside? Well, if your company isn’t focused on hiring right now, it may be the perfect… Read more »

Common Hiring Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Planning to hire in 2011? As optimism creeps back into our market, many food & beverage companies plan to increase their direct headcount.  If yours is among them, avoid these roadblocks to hiring success: Not pre-screening candidates.  Many hiring organizations skip this step, assuming that the interview process will weed out unacceptable candidates.  But in their… Read more »

Food Safety Legislation: New Laws Generate Lobbying Frenzy

According to a recent article by The Washington Post, the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act has generated plenty of lobbyist activity.  Since the bill was introduced at the beginning of last year, at least 221 industry organizations have hired 77 lobbying shops to represent their interests. Spurred by a series of nationwide… Read more »

Four Ways a Recruiter Can Facilitate Your Food & Beverage Job Search

It’s tough out there. If you’re not seeing much progress with your job search in the food & beverage industry, here are a few key ways a Kinsa Group recruiting specialist can help you get an edge over your competitors: Industry expertise. At Kinsa, food & beverage industry recruiting is all we do.  From operations… Read more »