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5 Reasons Companies Love Working with Recruitment Agencies

More and more companies of all sizes are working with recruitment and staffing agencies to fill their vacancies, and getting great results. Here’s why.  It used to be that a company’s HR staff were primarily responsible for sourcing, interviewing, and hiring the best talent. Today, most companies have HR teams ...

The Wonders of Citrus Part 1: Foods and Flavors

Citrus fruits are so ancient, and have been so widely cultivated and cross-bred, that their true origins are shrouded in mystery. Genetic research suggests there may be as few as 25 true-breeding species of citrus, and yet these fruits are the most important crop in the world, impacting every aspect ...

BiFi and the Best Wurst

The demand for ready-to-eat, high protein snacks keeps growing, creating a market worth $5B USD in 2018, and continuous growth projected for the next several years. Europe is home to some of the biggest companies in the meat snacks market, including BiFi.  Jerky is an ancient way of preserving meats. ...

The Crucial Role of Regulatory Management

Regulatory is a complex, dynamic career. Regulatory managers monitor a wide range of rules and regulations in their industry and region, and communicate with internal team members, external suppliers, and a wide range of stakeholders to ensure compliance. In highly regulated industries like food, health, cosmetics and pharma, these careers ...

A World of Opportunities in Quality Management

Companies have always cared about quality in their products and services. But the formal processes of monitoring, ensuring, and improving quality are fairly new, and still have huge effects on how companies around the world operate. It’s a career field that isn’t just growing in numbers, it’s growing in importance.  ...

How do Personal Care Brands Build Trust?

Decades of confusing and contradictory information have made consumers wary of brands and unfamiliar ingredients. So how do personal care brands build trust? How Did We Get Here? While human history is full of examples of people unknowingly exposing themselves to toxins like lead and asbestos, the relationship between consumers ...

Why Professionals Should Work with Recruitment Agencies

Many top professionals feel that their CV speaks for itself, and they can get the best jobs by going directly to the company and searching their current openings. But is there a better way?  For many professionals in fields like product development, management, commerce, supply chain and logistics, there is ...

Alternatives to Nitrates: Is There a Better Way?

Nitrates are an increasing source of tension and controversy. So what’s the problem with nitrates, and is there a better way?  What are Nitrates Anyway? The earth’s atmosphere is composed of 78% nitrogen. The nitrogen cycle is a global process in which the nitrogen in the atmosphere becomes transformed into ...

Overcoming the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

For every talented candidate in the supply chain sector, there are six or more open positions. The crisis is deepening around the world, so what can recruiters do about it?  In today’s connected world, nearly every business has a complex supply chain. And consumers are demanding more transparency and accountability ...

The Fifth Taste: Unraveling Umami

Umami is a distinct taste, triggering unique receptors in our mouths. But what is it exactly, and why did it take so long to identify? Most people know that “umami” is a loan word borrowed from the Japanese. In English, tastes have historically been described as sweet, salty, bitter, or ...