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New Decade, Renewed Focus

In many ways, the start of a new decade is no different than any other January. It’s a mostly artificial designation that doesn’t directly impact the challenges and opportunities you faced last month—or the ones that will no doubt occupy your time in the coming year.

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Kincannon & Reed tips for online interviews

At Kincannon & Reed we’ve been working remotely for more than 35 years facilitating video interviews long before it became a necessity. Following are some best practices to help clients and candidates prepare to engage remotely, present their best, and ultimately determine if this is someone you want to work with.

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The Talent Acquisition Difference

Filling key roles with long-term contributors has become an increasingly challenging and strategic process. Facing this reality, a growing number of organizations are reassessing their approaches to filling both senior positions and other key roles that have a significant material impact on the organization’s success.

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The Questions We Are Talking About

This year has been anything but business-as-usual—far from it. But 2020 has also proven the truth of a timeless maxim: Change is the only constant in life. As an industry, we have never been immune to change and a wide variety of uncontrollable factors will always impact our decisions, our people, and our business.

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Virtual Panel, Real Opportunities

What a year this has been—and it’s not even half over. Last week, I sat on a virtual panel sponsored by the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network to discuss the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on industry careers. You can watch the entire COVID & Your Career discussion on YouTube: COVID & Your Career. Meanwhile, I wanted to highlight three relevant takeaways that may directly impact you and your company’s talent acquisition strategies.

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Insights from World AgriTech – ReThink Food

Last week’s WorldAgriTech – ReThink Food virtual event provided several reflections. A world, still very hungry, needs protein, care, and information. While impacting decisions, and some progress, Covid-19 has also magnified needs.

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