What’s Going On: Upcoming Food & Beverage Conferences and Industry Events

At Kinsa Group, we realize how critical it is for you to stay on top of the latest trends, newest products, and most recent scientific innovations affecting the food and beverage industry. To make it easier for you to learn about relevant industry events, here are a few links to comprehensive 2010 calendars: Meatingplace.com’s 2010 Event… Read more »

Tips for Capturing the Rapidly-Growing Hispanic Market

According to projections made by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, Hispanics will comprise approximately 29% of the U.S. population by 2050. The question is, how will your organization capture its share of this rapidly-growing market? Over the past few years, research from a number of different organizations, including the Unilever Corporation a TNS study entitled the Hispanic… Read more »

Give Your Recruiting Firm Feedback to Get Better Results

Help your recruiting service help you. Continuous improvement should be a goal of any business relationship – your relationship with your recruiting company is no exception.  Help your recruiting service deliver better results by providing them with frequent, measurable feedback.  By letting them know what they’re doing right, as well as how they can improve, you can make your… Read more »

Make Yourself More Promotable in the Food & Beverage Industry

It’s so hard for you to watch. One by one, your food & beverage industry colleagues get promoted while you toil away, month after month, in your current position.  You want to wish each of them well, really, but silently you ask yourself, “Why them, and not me?  Do they know something that I don’t?”… Read more »

Hiring: Tips for Writing Effective Candidate Rejection Letters

These days, competition for positions in the food and beverage industry is fierce.  With a greater number of candidates vying for fewer openings, you may find yourself having to say “No” more often.  Needless to say, writing rejection letters can be an unpleasant and stressful part of the hiring process. But even when you can’t offer a job… Read more »

How Dietary Guidelines Will Impact The Food & Beverage Industry

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… Read more »

Ways Recruitment Services Can Save Time and Money

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… Read more »

The Keys to Getting a Job Promotion

Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to end up climbing the career ladder faster than everyone else?  While it could be because Mom or Dad is the boss, more than likely it’s because they work hard and follow these five tips: Always display a positive attitude. Your attitude can be a powerful self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you… Read more »

2010 Food and Beverage Industry Salary Survey Shows Across-the-Board Reductions

The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry. Here are some of the survey’s key findings: The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey… Read more »

Factors to Consider When Automating Food Traceability Systems

Today’s food supply chains are undeniably complex.  And in recent years, factors such as manufacturing efficiency improvements, increased product diversity and sheer volume have contributed to an increased risk for large scale food safety incidents, which can reach across countries and even continental boundaries. I recently read a fantastic whitepaper entitled “Ensuring Food Safety and… Read more »