Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 36

LABOR REPORT

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
Hiring and retention strategies can pay off for food companies
BY B O B S I M S | b s i m s @ s o s l a n d.c o m

T
To find a good
fit and retain
that quality
talent will not
become easier
in the future.

MEAT+ POULTRY | 09.19 | www.meatpoultry.com

look at our industry, they're just turned off by
it. They're turned off simply because they don't
understand it."
Flood, who retired as an executive with
Wayne Farms in 2017, has since worked
with the IFMA Education Foundation and
put together a committee initially to create a
guide of Best Practices for members of IFMA
to attract, engage and recruit potential future
employees to the industry who match up with
member food manufacturing companies in new
ways. People Future 2025 will be reporting
in-depth recommendations at this year's IFMA
Presidents Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The committee includes those on the front
lines witnessing the difficulties of hiring, HR
directors and recruiters. Representatives from
colleges and universities, who also play an
important role in matching employers with
students, sit on the committee as well.
"Our partner institutions include Michigan
State, Penn State, Univ. of Illinois, Saint
Joseph's Univ. and Canisius to give us a good
range of smaller, private institutions up to
very large public institutions," Flood says.

MandicJovan - stock.adobe.com

36

he labor market for meat and poultry
processors continues to shrink, and
while the hourly workers on the kill floor
and fabrication lines tend to get the attention,
there's another set of employees the industry
struggles to hire, train and retain.
Data and statistics show the shortage of
labor extends to management, IT, marketing,
sales, accounting and even the executive level
positions. John Flood, International Food
Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Education
Foundation board member and founder of
elevate, knows these salaried management and
support positions are critical to drive company
performance and longevity.
Last year, the IFMA Education Foundation,
as part of their "People Future 2025" initiative,
did an in-depth research project to figure out
why the food manufacturing industry has
difficulty attracting its next generation of
salaried, support positions and managers, and
what they could do to correct it.
"The long story short is we have an
awareness and a perception issue," Flood says.
"As students and the younger generation take a


http://www.meatpoultry.com

Meat+Poultry - September 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat+Poultry - September 2019

Meat+Poultry - September 2019
CONTENTS
COMMENTARY - Season concepts
BUSINESS NOTES - BEYOND MEAT ADDED TO MEAL KIT MENU
WAYNE FARMS LAUNCHES PREMIUM POULTRY BRAND
SMITHFIELD ADDS PLANTBASED TO PORTFOLIO
WH GROUP SEES SMALLER PROFITS WITH ASF IN CHINA
FUD, TAPATÍO UNVEIL NEW SAUSAGE PRODUCT
TYSON OPENS MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION CENTER
WASHINGTON - Questioning authority
COVER STORY - Filling the void
LABOR REPORT - FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
SUSTAINABILITY - BEEFING UP sustainability
MEAT PERSPECTIVES - Balancing act
INGREDIENT ISSUES - it's all about the kick
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - TOUGH ENOUGH
FOOD SAFETY - Checks & balances
CONSUMER RESEARCH - Getting to know YOU
LOGISTICS - CHILLING OUT
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - BETTER WITH BOOZE?
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - Double feature
FROM THE CORRAL - The biology of beef
CALENDAR
NAMES IN THE NEWS
SHOWCASE
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISERS
THE INSIDER
PROCESS EXPO - 2019 Preview
WELCOME
SCHEDULE
EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
EXHIBITORS
EXPO NEWS
DINING OUT
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Meat+Poultry - September 2019
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Meat+Poultry - September 2019
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - BD - 1
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - BD - 2
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 2
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 3
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - CONTENTS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 5
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 6
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 7
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - COMMENTARY - Season concepts
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 9
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - SMITHFIELD ADDS PLANTBASED TO PORTFOLIO
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 11
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - FUD, TAPATÍO UNVEIL NEW SAUSAGE PRODUCT
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 13
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - TYSON OPENS MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION CENTER
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 15
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - WASHINGTON - Questioning authority
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 17
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - COVER STORY - Filling the void
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 19
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 20
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 21
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 22
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 23
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 24
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 25
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 26
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 27
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 28
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 29
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 30
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 31
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 32
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 33
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 34
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 35
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - LABOR REPORT - FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 37
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 38
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 39
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 40
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 41
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 42
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 43
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - SUSTAINABILITY - BEEFING UP sustainability
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 45
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 46
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 47
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - MEAT PERSPECTIVES - Balancing act
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 49
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 50
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 51
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - INGREDIENT ISSUES - it's all about the kick
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 53
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 54
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 55
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 56
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 57
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 58
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 59
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - TOUGH ENOUGH
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 61
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 62
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 63
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 64
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 65
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - Checks & balances
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 67
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 68
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 69
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 70
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 71
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 72
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 73
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - CONSUMER RESEARCH - Getting to know YOU
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 75
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 76
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 77
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 78
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 79
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - LOGISTICS - CHILLING OUT
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 81
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 82
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 83
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 84
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 85
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 86
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 87
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - BETTER WITH BOOZE?
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 89
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 90
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 91
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 92
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 93
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - Double feature
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 95
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 96
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 97
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 98
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 99
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - FROM THE CORRAL - The biology of beef
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 101
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - CALENDAR
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 103
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - NAMES IN THE NEWS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 105
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - SHOWCASE
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 107
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - CLASSIFIEDS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 109
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 110
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 111
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 112
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - ADVERTISERS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - THE INSIDER
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 115
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - 116
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PEFC - 1
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PEFC - 2
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PROCESS EXPO - 2019 Preview
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 2
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 3
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - WELCOME
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 5
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - SCHEDULE
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 7
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 1
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 2
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 3
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 4
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 5
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - Reiser - 6
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 9
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 10
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 11
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 12
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 13
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - EXHIBITORS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 15
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 16
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 17
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 18
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 19
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 20
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 21
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - EXPO NEWS
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 23
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 24
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 25
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 26
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 27
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 28
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 29
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - DINING OUT
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 31
Meat+Poultry - September 2019 - PE - 32
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_07_11
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2019_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2018_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2018_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2018_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2017_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2016_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2015_01_01_mp
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2014_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2013_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2012_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2011_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2010_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2010_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2010_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/mp/2010_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2010_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2009_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2008_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2007_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2006_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2005_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_11_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_10_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_09_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_08_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_07_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_06_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_05_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_04_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_03_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_02_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2004_01_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2003_12_01
http://digital.meatpoultry.com/sosland/mp/2003_10_01
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com