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Attracting And Retaining Scientific Staff In The Food And Beverage Industry

Attracting And Retaining Scientific Staff In The Food And Beverage Industry

Finding qualified scientific staff in any industry is quite a challenge. From a shortfall in STEM educated graduates to aging technical personnel who are being outpaced by technological advances it is becoming increasingly difficult to hire and retain the scientists most companies require. A recent report by global management consultants, McKinsey & Company, predicts a shortfall of some 16 to 18 million college-educated workers throughout North America and Europe in 2020.

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Flavor Chemistry

Flavor Chemistry

FEMA, the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association that is, as opposed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, describes flavor as “the entire range of sensations that we perceive when we eat a food or drink a beverage”. This range of sensations comprises of taste, smell, color and temperature of which taste and smell are the most important.

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CBD And Food Science

CBD And Food Science

The 2018 Farm Bill removed CBD derived from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act’s Schedule I list of drugs. This legalizes CBD at a Federal level as long it contains less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that is responsible for most of the psychological effects of marijuana.

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Do You Need A Consultant?

Do You Need A Consultant?

Depending on your mission or project goals, hiring a full-time person for a short-term issue may not by feasible from a practical position or due to restrictions in time or budget. A full-time employee requires a commitment to salary and benefits for a long term not to mention possible relocation costs. The answer might be to retain the services of a relevantly qualified and experienced consultant for the duration of the project, especially if the project of limited duration that does not warrant a full-time hire or because of uncertainty during these times of pandemic.

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Career Coaching –  IFT Careers In Focus

Career Coaching – IFT Careers In Focus

Are you a new or mid-level food professional ready to advance your career? Need advice on what to do next or how to best position your talents? Take advantage of our 1:1 career coaching sessions as part of your IFT Careers InFocus experience. Get helpful advice from Career Coach, Moira McGrath at this years event. Be ready. Students and professionals of all levels, both job seekers and employers, join us for this can’t miss event.

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Finding A Job On An H1B Visa

Finding A Job On An H1B Visa

I am an international student with a MS in Food Science and an H1B. I want to stay in the United States, but I am having trouble finding a job. When I mention that I need sponsorship, they seem to lose interest in me. What do I do?

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Networking To Find A New Job

Networking To Find A New Job

I’ve been in my job for over 20 years, and I just got laid off. I’m looking for a new job, and I know that networking is the way to go, but how do I start?

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Interviewing In A Time Of Pandemic

Interviewing In A Time Of Pandemic

With Covid, I’ve noticed that things have changed in the interview process. A company I am interested in wants me to interview via Skype and has no intention of flying me or my family in to see the area. Is this the sign of the times?

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“OPUS International, Inc. is very thorough, knowledgeable about the marketplace and takes a proactive approach to bringing the right candidate and right company together. President Moira McGrath understands the business world and genuinely cares about both the clients she works with and the candidates she places. During a recent search, Moira delivered a number of excellent candidates for our review in a very short period of time. Her attention to detail, exceptional follow through, accessibility and expertise in the Food Science industry are real assets to all involved with the process. She takes the time to understand your company and what it takes for a candidate to be successful in your organization. Working with Opus International, Inc. is a pleasure and the right business decision.”

Jane Seitz

Vice President Human Resources, HP Hood LLC

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