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 »

Food & Beverage Professionals – Kinsa’s Top Talent

The following food & beverage industry professionals are experienced, motivated and ready to perform for your organization: DIRECTOR OF SALES / DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATE INITIALS: S. T. CN: 88930 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Outstanding!  Move this candidate to the top of your list.  At a great point in his career, this seasoned professional has: … Read more »

The Strategic Job Change for Food & Beverage Job Seekers

Should you stay or should you go? In a time when good jobs are harder to find, you may be tempted to just “stay put” – even if your current food & beverage position lacks the potential you desire.  But if you look at your career from a strategic point of view, there are several… Read more »

Keep Employee Turnover From Cutting Into Your Profits

While employees may leave your organization for any number of reasons, one thing is certain – turnover is costly.  In fact, replacing a senior food & beverage industry executive can easily add-up to tens of thousands of dollars.  To prevent employee turnover from cutting into your company’s profits, use these tips to retain your best… Read more »

Strategies for Helping Young Food & Beverage Managers Succeed

The newbie.  The greenhorn.  The tenderfoot. As if these monikers weren’t burdensome enough, the young manager faces yet another challenge because of his age – namely, resentment. You know your new manager has the skills and qualifications to handle heightened responsibilities.  But too often, older, more seasoned employees view a fresh manager as a threat,… Read more »

Make Finding a Food & Beverage Job Your Full-Time Job

Let’s be honest – finding the right food & beverage management or executive opportunity is hard work. Today’s food & beverage job hunt is about more than just posting résumés and calling a few professional contacts.  Finding the right opportunity involves a combination of online brand building, working closely with specialized professional recruiters, networking with… Read more »

What’s Hot: Food & Beverage Menu Trends for 2011

Hyper-local sourcing.  Healthy children’s meals.  Sustainable seafood. These are just a few of the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” survey of more than1,500 professional chefs. Here are the Top 10 Menu Trends: Locally sourced meats and seafood Locally grown produce Sustainability as a culinary theme… Read more »

Salary Trends in 2011: the Thaw After the Big Freeze

According to SpendingPulse, Americans spent roughly 5.5% more this holiday season than last. Could it be because they’re expecting pay raises in 2011? Possibly.  A recent Workforce Management article included results from a number of surveys which showed pay increases running as high as 3% in 2011, with an average increase of 2.7%.  After two to… 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 »