Recruiting Blog

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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Perfume or liquor?

Our friends at Packaging Digest created this fun short quiz. They noticed how similar the packaging was for perfume bottles as it was for liquor bottles. The quiz shows you a picture of each with the logo removed and you have to guess if the bottle you are looking at is designed for perfume or liquor. See if you can tell the difference. It only takes a few minutes. Take the quiz. https://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/perfume-or-liquor-does-the-package-tell-you-2018-08-28  

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How did I miss it?

National Adirondack day! The first national celebration of the Adirondack chair was June 21st. The iconic chair dates to 1903, and its design is all American. The proclamation of National Adirondack day was declared this year by Adams Manufacturing, a producer of durable, useful outdoor furniture made of plastic. Let’s prevent such a mental lapse in the future. Mark your calendar now for other notable celebration days upcoming in the next few weeks. July 6: National Fried Chicken Day July... more

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