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Dec 192015
 

6 Key Areas of Transparency for Food Companies

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) is a Not-for-Profit organization whose members and partners represent the diversity of today’s food systems – from farmers, ranchers, and food companies to universities, non-governmental organizations, restaurants, retailers, and food processors.

CFI is continuously producing cutting-edge research, researching relevant issues in an effort to devise new and innovative approaches to agriculture and food. CFI recently conducted transparency research in regards to how transparent food companies should be when providing information to consumers regarding their products.

That research resulted in the creation of a new transparency index that helps companies measure their level of transparency in six key areas. Those areas are as follows:……………


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Nov 102015
 

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Why It’s So Difficult to Find Quality Hires Right Now

If you’re a hiring manager or work in HR, there’s a good chance that you’re already experiencing how difficult it is right now to find and hire the best candidates in the marketplace. You’re not alone: a dearth of talent is presenting considerable challenges to companies everywhere.

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Oct 102015
 

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All-Time Favorite: “Definitive Guide to Recruiting”

I’m pleased that I have now started my 25th year as a recruiter. The last 14 years have been spent helping companies in animal agriculture across the United States build great teams. During my career, I’ve been an ardent student of recruiting, constantly reading articles concerning the best practices and current issues in employment.

I recently re-read one of my favorite articles of all-time, from the May 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review: “The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad” by Boris Groysberg, Nitin Nohria, and Claudio Fernández-Aráoz. I’m highlighting the article in this issue of The Animal Science Monitor because many organizations are having trouble recruiting great talent.

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Sep 282015
 

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“If You Love What You Do, Then You’ll be Successful . .”

That, perhaps more than anything else, sums up what Don Hunter has learned during his career as an executive recruiter. Hunter certainly loves what he does: he’s been a recruiter now for 20 years, the last four with Dan Simmons at Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc.

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May 202015
 

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5 Ways Working With a Recruiter Can Advance Your Career

There are many misconceptions that exist about candidates working with recruiter. Below are just a few of them:

  • Companies don’t want to hire candidates represented by recruiters.
  • Recruiters are only looking to make a placement fee.
  • Recruiters technically work for the company and don’t really care about the candidate.

All of these things are not just misconceptions—they’re flat-out myths. Working with an executive recruiter can provide numerous benefits for those candidates who are willing to do so.

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Apr 282015
 

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Confidentiality: the Cornerstone of Your Career or Candidate Search

When it comes to finding a new job or finding a new employee, a lot of things are important. However, as is the case with just about everything, some things are more important than others.

One of the things that people generally hold in high esteem in both situations is confidentiality.

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Mar 212015
 

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A Recruiter: Your Talent Scout for Star Candidates

Most of you know that I’m a headhunter and at the end of last year, I reviewed the placements I had made and determined who my number-one client was for the year. More importantly, I looked at what they did to be number-one. From this information, you might be able to pick up a tip for building your team.

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