The trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
“Hiring is about alignment, personality, culture, heart and work ethic.”
~ Mitch Gray
It goes without saying that “hiring” especially in this post-COVID era, is a major challenge for our industry. It is predicted that Gen-Z “zoomers” will soon make up nearly 60% of the work force. And since this generation is coming with a different mindset and expectations, HR leaders in our industry will need to ensure their talent acquisition starts by adjusting to this new talent pool. To recruit the “best and the brightest” our companies need to be knowledgeable about and take advantage of a variety of key recruitment facts. These include:
To assist you in these challenging times, I would encourage you to take advantage of the free FPSA job board that FPSA offers. It is easy to post to the job board, employers only need to create an account, click the “submit a job” button and follow the prompts on how to post your opening. In addition, I urge you to take advantage of another great opportunity to land the talent you need at our upcoming Food Industry Career Fair at Illinois Tech during the Fall Semester in partnership with the school’s Food Science and Nutrition Department. The Food Industry Career Fair will be held October 25th – 26th and will have students from Chicago area colleges with majors in food science, engineering, computer science and business. For more information on the Fair, or to sign up as a potential employer click here.
Additionally, if you have not already, I highly recommend that you take advantage of our upcoming FPSA Sales Conference taking place September 27th-29th at the Renaissance Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Featuring topics on time management for sales professionals; sales strategies in a volatile economy; and the science behind your customer’s decision-making process, your sales team will be better positioned for success and enjoy a competitive advantage after taking part in these interactive sessions. Our room block is almost sold out and has a deadline of September 8th so I encourage you to sign up and reserve your room today. I look forward to seeing you and your team there.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for more information/details or with any questions at dseckman [at] fpsa.org or at 703/663-1200.