Recruiting Blog

Age? They’re discussing age?

Former President Jimmy Carter proclaimed his wish for an age limitation as a qualification for President of the United States. Age? Do you believe anyone thinks of age when considering a person for a job? Isn’t it interesting that if an employer considers age, that employer runs the risk of an age discrimination suit. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/18/politics/jimmy-carter-presidency-age-limit/index.html https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination/agedisc

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Can you pass this simple test?

Candidates need to know how the rules of interviewing might chill a conversation within an otherwise warm interview session and managers need to know these regulations so they do not cross the line as to what is acceptable and what isn’t. Managing legality during the job interview process is a slippery, treacherous slope. Here’s an example: On the resume, the candidate indicates she speaks Japanese. In a casual comment over a cup of coffee, the manager comments, “I’m impressed! How... more

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Are Interns the Way to Go?

Does your company hire interns? If you don’t, you may want to reconsider. Internship programs offer many advantages for employers. A recently published article in Plastics News suggested internships can help fill the skills gap in our industry. As recruiters, we see the skills gap on a daily basis. So, of course, this sparked our curiosity. It’s interesting to see that more and more companies are hiring interns, and now at even younger ages. Some companies are hiring interns in high... more

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Workforce Drug Screening – What About Weed?

In eleven states, recreational use of marijuana is now legal. In 33 states, cannabis is legal for medical use. Where does your state fall? And how does it impact your company’s drug testing policy? We recommend the following information for guidance, from the employment screening service named GoodHire. https://www.goodhire.com/blog/video-new-employee-protections-may-impact-your-marijuana-screening-policies

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I am Unwanted…

I’m a used plastic flake with nowhere to go! China won’t take me. India no longer wants me. The USA doesn’t know how to use me. It seems that everyone is talking about the need to recycle and reuse plastic today. How do we make the transition from words to action? That’s the subject of the attached article by Doug Woodring and Trish Hyde, “Prepare for Round 3 of the Plastic Trade War.” http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/spe/plasticsengineering.pdf  

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Learn Sales from the Shoeologist

“You’re next,” is what I heard as he pointed to me during my walk through Concourse C of Nashville International Airport. Yes, my shoes desperately needed a shine. But I was not prepared for the lesson in sales that would follow. Bubba Wells proceeded to disclose the secret of his success – how he sells twice the number of shoe shines, compared to the men who work next to him. Watch the video, then when you see Bubba at the... more

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IoPP’s 2019 Salary Survey: Youth optimistic on salary

Earlier this year, MBS partnered with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) in a salary survey focused solely on individuals in the packaging industry. The results were strongly optimistic for young people in this sector. Though the demographics skew younger and less experienced than in previous years, optimism about the expectation to earn more than last year is stronger among those responding in 2019 than it was for those responding in 2018. Raises are correlated to age, with those at... more

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