Recruiting Blog

Visit Us at NPE2018

Will you be at the biggest Plastics show of the year, NPE2018, in Orlando, Florida? We will! Visit us in person at the Orange County Convention Center in the West building at booth W4237. Come check out our new look and our new name! Meet our dedicated team of recruiters and see for yourself why working with our team can benefit your company. We can’t wait to meet you and find out how we can help you fill open positions... more

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70% NEGATIVE

Do what we did this morning. Open a Google search window. Type “Plastics”, then choose news. The first seven articles infer a negative slant of our industry, but it’s not all bad…

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5 hiring mistakes and their risks

Your decision to hire is not for the faint of heart. One wrong move and you’ll trigger an alarm. Trip up and the local authorities will be there in no time flat. Really mess up and the Feds could get called in. Which mistakes are these? https://www.trustedemployees.com/learning-center/articles-news/5-common-mistakes-come-high-hr-legal-risks/

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Bad or good?

If NAFTA has disproportionately favored Mexico over the United States, renegotiating NAFTA would be good, right? No, according to several plastics organizations.¹ Let’s try again. To rebuild manufacturing in the USA, we should impose tariffs on incoming goods, right? No, according to the stock market.² One more time. Making more resin than we consume, so we can sell some overseas, is a good thing, right? No, according to economist Alan Tonelson.³ The only sensible way to make sense of the... more

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About your offer

What factors are involved when an employer determines the amount of compensation for a new offer of employment? The quick answer is, high enough to encourage the candidate to accept, yet low enough that the employer can afford to write the paycheck. But nothing is that simple. It’s a complex series of value judgments. Here is a list of considerations that play in the background: The tangible value of this job to our organization–How much money will this new employee... more

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Am I paid what I’m worth?

Find out where you stand by participating in one or both of these industry-leading salary surveys, brought to you by us! Plastics Salary Survey Sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers and Gros Executive Recruiters Packaging Salary Survey Sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals and Gros Executive Recruiters

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We say it again: pay raise

2018 will be the year of the pay raise. That’s our story, and we’re sticking with it. The pundits predict an overall increase in pay of 3% this year. Our firm expects 4% in plastics and packaging, plus more lucrative bonus payouts. Why not?  We’re worth it! Also, there’s not a backlog of trained, energetic talent in line to replace retiring workers. Employers will need to coax their long-time employees into staying for a few more years. Here are the... more

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What it means for YOU

Gros Executive Recruiters opens 2018 under new ownership by Molding Business Services. http://moldingbusiness.com So what?  Quite a lot, actually. The recruiting division of MBS has been a formidable player in the arena of recruiting talent, primarily in injection molding, for 20 years.  Gros Recruiters’ practice of almost 30 years in recruiting overlaps injection molding, plus other plastics processes and packaging. Now, the MBS recruiting division joins Gros Executive Recruiters, under the ownership umbrella of Molding Business Services. Our directory of contacts is... more

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