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Two Key Reasons to Follow the BLS Monthly Situation

August 16, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices

 

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information coming at you each day? With the barrage of data pouring in from newspapers, TV, the internet, social media, RSS feeds, e-mails, voicemails and good-old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, finding the critical information you need amidst all the “white noise” can be exhausting. Take the BLS Monthly Employment […]

 

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The Résumé Update – Why and How to Do it, Even if You Have a Job

July 20, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips, Resume Tips

 

Keeping your résumé current is important to your continued career development.  But unless you’re actively looking for a job, the daily demands of life, home and work can easily push this updating process down on your priority list.  If you haven’t reviewed your résumé in over a year, here are just a few good reasons why you should take […]

 

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How Dietary Guidelines Will Impact The Food & Beverage Industry

July 13, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

This fall, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will jointly publish new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The guidelines are revised every five years by a panel of scientific experts and serve as the basis for federal food and nutrition programs.  Additionally, they are considered “authoritative advice” for Americans […]

 

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Five Traits to Help Identify Mentors in Your Organization

July 8, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

An effective mentoring program provides a wide range of business benefits: Facilitated onboarding.  Mentoring speeds up the process of bringing on new hires as well as redeploying existing employees into new lines of work. Increased employee satisfaction and retention.  Research has shown that employees who participate in mentoring programs have higher job satisfaction and reduced […]

 

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Ways Recruitment Services Can Save Time and Money

June 29, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, interviewing, evaluating and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it on your own?  A recruitment services firm can provide quick and cost-effective access to the talented professionals you need: Position Specification and Search Strategy Development.  Before starting a search, a professional recruitment firm will help you precisely define what type of individual you […]

 

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Tips to Retain High Performers

June 15, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

Because of their drive to achieve personal career goals, high performers are unafraid to take risks – this includes leaving your company for a competitor’s.  So how do you keep your best and brightest working for you?  Use these insights to motivate your high performers and maximize their job satisfaction: They need opportunities to learn […]

 

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Quick Tips to Impress Your Boss

June 1, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips

 

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in […]

 

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Using Social Networking to Help Your Job Search

May 4, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips

 

Are you new to the world of social networking?  Looking for fresh ways to enhance your career prospects?  If so, use these quick tips to turn a social networking profile into a powerful career-building tool. Find the right site for your career interests.  Begin by browsing the different “networks” provided by major sites like LinkedIn and […]

 

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Tips for Creating an Empowered Workplace

April 6, 2010 in HR Best Practices

 

As a manager, you know that empowered employees: have the authority, and take the initiative, to make sound business decisions; are energetic, passionate and committed to doing a great job; are creative and innovative problem solvers; continually strive to improve quality, productivity and morale; all because they feel personally rewarded for doing so. But while […]

 

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