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Purchasing Managers: How To Plan And Meet Your Goals In 2018

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Setting goals is an important step to improving.

There are, of course, a number of different kinds of goals. You have personal goals for your life, and you have professional goals for your job. But they’re always entangled, some taking priority over others depending on the day.

The best way to achieve all of them is to lay them out separately, prioritize them, and then make a plan for how you can achieve every one.

Here’s a smart framework for purchasing managers to complete your goal setting for 2018-- not just for your job but also for your life.

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An Open Love Letter To My Customers

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Dear Customers,

If I haven't told you yet, I should: what drives me is you. What gives my job purpose is you.

I want to see your young brain-children, your start ups, your little natural brands succeed with all of my heart. You are builders, creating things from scratch, trying to bake a brand-new award winning business-recipe. Or sometimes, you are children taking your parents legacy on, and transforming it, and making it even greater.

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5 Graphic Design Firms In The Natural Food Industry

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Good graphic designers are key for any B2C company who’s selling their food products on a retail store shelf. Packaging design can be one of the major reasons that new customers give your product a try in the first place, so it’s worth putting your branding in the hand of someone who knows their stuff.

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10 Natural Food Recruiters To Help You Find Your Next Employee (or Job)

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Are you looking for a new job? Or perhaps looking for the perfect new employee to add to your team?

If you’re looking for someone specifically with food industry experience (or you’re looking for your next food industry job), I’ve compiled a list of 10 food and beverage recruiters who can help you find the perfect match.

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5 Tips for Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Employees

Posted by Alchemy Systems

Regardless of the particular industry, it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract and retain good employees. Potential employees look for the money, stay for the relationships, and talk about the development they get at work. Good managers are critical, and your company culture should always be a primary area of focus. Keep the following five things in mind when determining your corporate employment strategy.

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What Successful Manufacturing Leaders Do from 8am-8pm [Infographic]

Posted by Adam Robinson

 

In this post, you will see, what successful manufacturing leaders do from 8 am to 8 pm. We also included some other tips successful folks do before 8 am and right before bed to stay as optimized as possible, including a few productivity tools.

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Leadership Transitioning: How To Start Your New Role On The Right Foot

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

 

The Centra Foods sales team recently attended the National College & University Foodservice conference for the Pacific and Continental regions. On the first morning of the conference, I presented at one of the breakout sessions.

I talked about Leadership Transitioning — how to most efficiently and smoothly step into a new role and begin to make changes that positively affect (and sometimes completely re-direct) your company. For this conference, this discussion was related solely to college foodservice.

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10 Ways To Reduce Workplace Stress In The Food Industry

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Everyone in the food industry that I know is stressed — busy, happy (and meaningfully) stressed. This can be a blessing and a curse. It means that there’s lots to be done, with great opportunities to make change in your company and affect the food industry for the better… but there’s still LOTS to be done.

When our plates are overwhelmed with work, were often overly stressed as well.

If you’re in the food industry, here’s 10 ways that you can take a load off and reduce your stress — without losing your edge — in your job.

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Inspiration from ‘Leadership Is An Art’

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor”.   Max De Pree, Leadership Is An Art

This is my favorite quote from the book Leadership is an Art. It is an attempt by the author to answer the rather large question, what is leadership?

The thing I love about this quote is that it’s so utterly true. It is the first concise description that I’ve found that explains, wholly and completely the beginning and end of what a leader is most responsible for. If they can just do these things, everything else will fall into place.

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Inspiration On How To Be Optimistic and Successful (At The Same Time)

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Do you worry about how you’re going to reach all of your goals in 2016?

January is a time when many people are looking at the big picture over the next year — which can be an overwhelming task.

Maybe you feel like giving up at times, or you aren’t getting noticed at your job by anyone. If you have ever felt like that, don’t worry — you will make it.

In this blog, I will be using some of my favorite quotes to help encourage you if you’re feeling overwhelmed, if you feel like giving up, or if you feel like you’re not being seen for your hard work.

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