How to Answer Inappropriate Interview Questions

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Some interview questions narrow down whether an applicant has the competence and qualifications needed for the job, other questions can be inappropriate. Competent interviewers ask the job-seeker about their experience and accomplishments and next steps in their career path. So, what do you do when an interviewer asks you an irrelevant or question? Here are… Read more »

Organic and Healthy Foods Impacting CPG Growth

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One significant trend that continues to drive the consumer packaged goods industry is the growth of the organic and healthy foods movement. Grocery stores around the globe are trying to meet the growing demand by expanding the number of organic products on their shelves. Even a variety of fast food restaurants are offering organic &… Read more »

3 Strategies to Improve Employee Loyalty

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In most industries, including Consumer Products and the data driven field of Analytics, the days of employees working for one company for 30 years is passé. Hoping your employees stick around out of sheer loyalty is no longer a reality. The battle for top talent now fluctuates between a candidate-driven and an employer-driven marketplace. Despite… Read more »

Does Your Team Have an Ongoing Learning Plan?

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As a leader in your company, how can you help your team grow over time in all dimensions? You help them grow professionally; whether in marketing, analytics, sales, or any other job function, but there are certain professional skills that can always be enhanced. Don’t overlook other aspects of growth you can contribute to including,… Read more »

Three Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent

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Attracting and retaining talent is one of the most important things an organization can do to be successful. Having a highly skilled and motivated team can keep you on track to reach and even exceed your goals. You may even have some fun doing it! So what sets companies apart when it comes to keeping… Read more »

Letting Go

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Think about your personal path to achieving the professional success you have experienced thus far. What attributes or characteristics are you most proud of that got you here? What abilities do you have that allowed you to separate from your peers over the years? Second question: Is there a chance that those very same characteristics… Read more »