Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season to give gifts once again.  And if you’re like most people, this year you’ll be sticking to a budget.  But don’t let spending limits cramp your gift-giving style.  You can still buy some pretty great presents for under $20, if you put your thinking cap on. So if you can’t bear to… 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 »

Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you hear this saying, you may envision a nervous job seeker, compulsively straightening his suit and repeating his 30-second “personal sales pitch” before an interview.  But quite honestly, the saying is just as relevant for food & beverage hiring companies.  Why? When you… Read more »

Succession Planning – Identifying New Leaders for Your Organization

The boomers are retiring. This is not news, of course, but their mass exodus from the workforce does create a potential problem for many organizations – namely, identifying new leaders to fill the boomers’ shoes.  In addition to closing the talent gap this generation will leave, other reasons to proactively develop new leaders include: Keeping… Read more »

Food Processing Branding Trends – Challenges and Opportunities

Grant Thornton LLP recently collaborated with Food Processing magazine to study food processing branding trends.  Their survey of 114 companies examines where food and beverage manufacturers are distributing their goods, how they differentiate themselves, and which emerging trends are having the biggest impact on their businesses.  Here are a few of the study’s key findings: Balanced… Read more »

The Informational Interview: How to Leverage a Valuable Career Networking Tool

Right now you may be asking yourself, “Why would I need to go on an informational interview?” As an experienced food & beverage industry professional, you may think that an informational interview would be a waste of your time.  Because typically, informational interviews are associated with job seekers who are new to the employment market,… Read more »

More Food Safety Education is Needed for American Consumers

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. And according to a recent telephone survey by the not-for-profit health and safety group NSF International, many American consumers could benefit from some additional education on the subject. Here are a few key findings from the survey, which was conducted with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents: In general,… Read more »

Best Practices for Managing Food & Beverage Contract Employees

If yours is like most forward-thinking food & beverage companies, you are integrating contract employees with direct staff to maximize resources and meet project objectives.  But are you getting the best results from your contract staff? To get the most from your contract personnel, you must understand their motivations and develop a culture in which… Read more »

Five Ways Recruiting Services Can Simplify Your Job

With unemployment near record highs, you may question the benefit of recruiting services.  If job applicants are plentiful, can recruiting and assessment services really help you? In a word, yes.  Here are just a few of the ways recruiting services can simplify your job and help both you and your company be more successful: Save… Read more »

Mistakes at Work: How to Handle Things the Right Way

Everybody makes mitsakes (oops, that should read “mistakes”). But while a blog typo may be easily forgiven, other mistakes on the job can have serious consequences – for you, your boss, or even the company as a whole.  And frankly, the way you handle your slip-up can be just as critical as the mistake itself…. Read more »