• Food Safety Compliance Costs

    Food Safety Compliance Costs

    Here are some of the costs that are not easily recognized when you talk about the food business. 1.  Certification CostsIt is a way to show your commitment to food safety, business improvement, and customer satisfaction. The cost for certification will be dependent on the size and location of your business along with which food safety certification scheme you select. Poor compliance and audit performance can lead to added costs through an increase in audit frequency.2.  Good Supplier ManagementThe quality and safety of the raw materials that your supplier provides are what will keep or remove you from the food business. When you have... Read More

  • How to Create a High-Performance Workforce

    How to Create a High-Performance Workforce

    Organizations are known to be focused on basic talent management – finding, recruiting and retaining top talent. However, to be successful, they need engaged, high-performing employees. The key to finding and retaining employees who become a high-performance workforce is by aligning your performance management with continuous improvement and proactive management.Here are some methods that can help you out:1. Hire the best by creating a systematic and documented hiring process.Develop a job description for the potential hire describing their performance responsibilities.Make sure to define the outcome you want from the person you wish to... Read More

  • What is Current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance (cGMP)?

    What is Current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance (cGMP)?

    In the United States, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) formal regulations regarding the design, monitoring, control, and maintenance of manufacturing processes and facilities. The word “current” was added to signal to companies that they needed to remain up to date with the latest technologies, not rely on what was a good practice ten years ago.cGMPs are followed by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure that their items are manufactured to specific requirements including identity, strength, quality, and purity. Good Manufacturing Practices are regulated... Read More

  • Is Overtime Rule Dead? Texas Court says its ‘Invalid’.

    Is Overtime Rule Dead? Texas Court says its ‘Invalid’.

    On Aug. 31, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment and ruled that the Obama administration’s overtime rule is “invalid,” putting a near end to this controversial proposal from the Obama-era administration that would have made over four million new workers eligible for overtime pay.While an appeals court was busy debating the appropriateness of the injunction that initially halted the rule, a lower court judge reviewed the rule on its merits and found that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) did not have the authority to issue a rule that effectively eliminates the Fair Labor Standards Act’s duties... Read More

  • Skills HR Managers Will Need Now

    Skills HR Managers Will Need Now

    Recently, human resource managers had very few roles to play other than recruiting workers and offering them basic support to be able to work for them. Now in the current competitive world, the scramble to get top talent has HR managers looking for employee engagement, development, and retention. HR managers are hard at work to redesign processes helping to recreate an employee’s experience in the office. Here are the skills that apply: Understanding the Employee Journey: It is less costly to maintain customers than actually acquire new ones. Similarly, from that marketing perspective HR leaders should look into the entire journey of... Read More

  • 5 HR Processes Heading for Automation

    5 HR Processes Heading for Automation

    HR functions today are getting bogged down by tasks that could be handled quickly and efficiently by automation. On average, HR managers can spend a whopping two days a week on unnecessary paperwork!Companies are constantly working toward redesigning and simplifying almost all processes from recruitment, onboarding and rewards using automation. HR professionals have the option of automating repetitive and manual tasks that help improve efficiency and workflow.Here are some HR processes that can be automated :Employee RecruitmentIn HR, there are many time intensive manual tasks involved, such as creating and posting job adverts on... Read More