CPG – The Grocery Experience is Changing Fast

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The overall grocery experience continues to rapidly evolve affecting the ways that companies specializing in Consumer Products (CPG) operate. The first general stores consisted of an owner handpicking a list of requested items on behalf of the customer. The general store has come a long way and evolved into expansive supermarkets where shoppers can visit… Read more »

Are You Expecting Too Little from Your Search Firm?

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In an era when every job counts, and corporate fat has been ruthlessly trimmed, wouldn’t it make more sense to demand the utmost in quality, service and performance from an outside search provider? Expecting More, Getting More Many employers focus on what is often the least critical function, matching a candidate’s skills to the requirements… Read more »

Four Tips to Stay Motivated in the New Year

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There are phases of every career that include menial tasks that can take hold and diminish your enthusiasm. Although you might not be experiencing it right now, someone you lead might be experiencing that exact moment. Having tools to deal with those times of monotony can help you persevere and help those around you continue… Read more »

Coaching and Training Your Team

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Effectively coaching and training your team ranks as a top concern among company owners and managers. Many are trying to find the balance between their own workload and providing their employees with essential skills and knowledge. As the consumer products and marketing business environments become more competitive, with goals and objectives that continue to escalate,… Read more »

Time to Focus on Talent Management Part 2

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In part 1 of this blog post, we introduced talent management issues and the importance of a needs-assessment process. Accurate job descriptions and the need for a strong cultural fit were also examined. This week we’ll continue to uncover aspects of talent management you can incorporate into your retention efforts. Employer Brand A company’s “employer… Read more »

Understanding Candidate Expectations

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Candidates have high expectations. And that’s natural and to be expected, right? So what’s the issue? The important thing here is to be aware of what their expectations are. For the hiring manager knowledge is power. Here are three candidate expectations every hiring manager should be aware of. Candidates expect an easy application process. Well… Read more »