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Buyer’s Remorse: When a New Hire Doesn’t Measure Up

New hires often complain that the job isn’t what it seemed to be in the advert. But what about when the opposite is true? What about when an employee doesn’t have the skills they claimed?  It happens surprisingly often that a new hire doesn’t fit in as well as expected. ...

Getting Over a Cold: Over-the-counter Medication

These days we all know much more about reducing our exposure to viral germs and viruses. But despite that hard-gained knowledge, many of us will still catch a cold over the winter. Is there a chance that with all the research into viruses there could someday be a cure? And ...

Best Practices in Remote Onboarding of New Hires

Working remotely was already a rising trend in 2019, and in 2021 demand for workers has risen and workers’ expectations have changed. Remote work and thus remote onboarding are the reality now for many industries. Here are some tips for the successful remote onboarding of new employees. Challenges in Employee ...

Kings of Collab: Ingredient Brands

Long before Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion collaborated, ingredient brands have been quietly making and marketing their components, while leaving the manufacture of products to someone else. From Teflon to Kevlar, brand collaborations are big business.  The Power of Ingredient Branding Ingredient brands are in a uniquely powerful position. ...

How to Recruit Top Talent in a Labor Shortage

Europe is facing severe labor shortages, especially in certain critical sectors. What are the factors that are causing the labor shortage, and how can companies compete for the top talent? Let’s take a look. Factors Causing Europe’s Labor Shortage Post-COVID Europe has seen most unemployment figures return to 2018 levels, ...

White Biotechnology and Whiter Laundry: the Pioneering Henkel Group

Germany’s Henkel Group is behind some of the world’s most famous brands, including Persil, Loctite, Fa, and Purex. Today, the legendary brand is leading new innovations in sustainability and white biotechnology.  The History of the Henkel Group Founded in Aachen in 1876, the Henkel Group was first known for laundry ...

Critical Job Interview Questions for Candidates

It’s natural for candidates to enter the job interview eager to say and do the right thing, in order to get the job. But candidates also need to know that the job is the right fit for them. Here are the critical questions for candidates to ask during an interview. ...

Pet Food Aesthetics

We’ve explored the science of pet food nutrition in the past, but that’s only half the story. Just like human food, pet food has to be more than just nutritious: it has to satisfy the senses as well. Researchers are using food science to make a new generation of pet ...

Critical Job Interview Questions for Employers

The job interview is a crucial stage in the hiring process, where both the employer and the candidate can learn about whether the role is a good fit for them. Unfortunately, many employers use this time to focus on the wrong things, and miss some crucial information. Here’s what you ...

Everyday Biotech: Food Preservation

The need to preserve food is as old as time, but today’s consumers want preservatives that are natural and sustainable. Innovative firms are harnessing ancient techniques with modern technology, and finding new ways forward.  The Challenges of Preservatives With modern refrigeration and food packaging technologies, you might think that food ...