Evaluating the Interview Process – Attracting Top Talent By The Numbers

Top candidates are typically only on the market for 10 days! In a tight job market applicants have the upper hand when it comes to filling a job posting. This means your organization must be authentic and transparent, look at…

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Surviving the Generation Brain Drain

The Baby Boomers are retiring. While that may seem like good news for subsequent generations looking to capitalize on new opportunities, another outcome has corporations wringing their figurative hands. As older employees pack up their desks to enjoy their sunset…

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Manufacturing’s Next Wave and the Impact on Recruiting Talent

The cost of labor is changing. In the past, companies in many industries saw clear economic advantages to sending labor-intensive processes overseas. But as costs have risen in China and Mexico, technological efficiencies must continue to grow. Organizations that recognize…

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How to Evaluate Executive Search Firms in the Food Ingredients Industry

Nothing stands still in the food ingredients industry. As tastes, dietary preferences, health regulations, and food supply concerns shift, those who have dedicated their careers to this industry must evolve with the times. Food ingredients executives must be vigilant in…

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The Push for Clean Labels – Replacing Synthetic Ingredients with Botanicals

It’s an unmistakable fact that consumers are becoming more discerning about the ingredients listed on food labels. They are scanning for signs of sugar or other ingredients they now consider “unhealthy”. Just as there is a growing preference towards more selections on organic produce, there is also a growing demand for natural flavoring in other food products.

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America’s Complicated Love-Hate Relationship with Sugar!

Low-or no-calorie sweetener fans want to avoid sugar thinking it is the major cause of weight gain. But these alternatives are shunned by many who don’t trust low-calorie sweeteners. Their concerns relate to health, naturalness and taste. As more and more consumers are becoming aware of the health risks associated with obesity, both sides are uniting in the general agreement that sugar content needs to be reduced.

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An Increasingly Diverse Population – Driving Changes in the Marketplace

Our recruiting specialists at Key Corporate Services’ Food Ingredients division follow trends in the food industry closely as they place top candidates in executive positions. One undeniable trend relates to the changes in consumer preferences at the retail level brought about by an increasingly multicultural society. As our society becomes more diverse, we are seeing a trend towards spending more in the meat and seafood department than any other fresh department.

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