Jungle Wisdom

That’s stupid

Yeah, we said it.   Do you think you’re a great boss because you let marginal performers slide and you treat everyone equally?  Not according to this article by TalentSmart.  Read the 7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees.  By the way, one of the demotivators is “Making a lot of stupid rules.”  Now you get it. http://www.talentsmart.com/articles/7-Ways-Managers-Motivate-and-Demotivate-Employees-2147446692-p-1.html

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Institute of Packaging Professionals picks Jane Chase

Congratulations to the Institute of Packaging Professionals in naming Jane Chase as Executive Director.  News release from IoPP:  IoPP selects Jane Chase as new Executive Director  The Institute of Packaging Professionals has appointed Jane Chase, CPP, College of Fellows, as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Patrick Farrey, who departed IoPP recently to pursue other opportunities.Chase’s involvement with IoPP spans more than 20 years, in which she has served in a variety of important areas. She was a longtime member... more

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Another restrictive pre-employment question

In Massachusetts and Delaware, if you ask a pre-employment question about previous compensation after January 1, 2018, you will be afoul of the law. The generic term for such laws is “pay equity legislation.”  It’s supposed to be an effort to help close the “gender pay gap.”  These other jurisdictions have passed pay equity legislation: Puerto Rico New York City Oregon Philadelphia For additional information: https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/delaware-enacts-law-address-gender-pay-gap-prohibiting-employers and, http://bit.ly/2uGAfM1  

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What happened to vacation?

Job interviewing and search activity seems particularly active this summer.  Are you enjoying the action, or missing it? Here’s how you can get involved now: –Employers:  Post a job free  http://grosrecruiters.com/jobs/add/ –Job Seekers:  Apply for our Top Talent program:  http://grosrecruiters.com/resumes/register/  

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Packaging Professionals’ pay on upward trajectory

Finally!  Some good news on compensation for professionals in packaging!  Gros Recruiters is proud to have contributed to this survey, along with the Institute of Packaging Professionals and Packaging World magazine. Results from the 2017 survey, which examine annual compensation earned in 2016, reveal that the weighted average of combined salaries, incentives, bonuses and commissions for U.S. respondents increased 3.9% overall to $119,710. Here’s the article from PackWorld.com:  https://www.packworld.com/article/trends-and-issues/business-intelligence/compensation-edges-northward-packaging-pros

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Do you google an applicant’s name? Beware!

You might conduct an innocent online search of social sites to learn more about a dog walker or your date for Saturday night. But when you click to the Facebook page of a candidate for employment, you’re triggering an invitation to an EEOC claim. The post linked here uses simple language to describe an employer’s risk of informal reference checks on candidates for employment.  Yes, you’ll have to give them your name.  No, we’re not endorsing GoodHire, although they are one of our reference check agencies. Yes,... more

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Are your employee satisfaction efforts working? Find out what the 2017 Salary Survey has to say…

As an employer, you know that retaining top talent can be a struggle, especially with the near-constant change efforts organizations must manage to compete in today’s marketplace. The 2017 Plastics Salary and Trend Survey, conducted by Gros Executive Recruiters and the Society of Plastics Engineers, showed salaries continuing a 3-year negative trend. Companies are finding other ways to make sure their employees are satisfied and remain loyal. The question is, “Is it working?” According to the survey, employer efforts are... more

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Plastics Compensation Down, Employee Optimism Up

APRIL 18, 2017—Despite the continuation of a three-year decline for average plastics compensation, plastics professionals are optimistic about the future, according to the 2017 Plastics Salary and Trends Survey, which reports earnings for the previous calendar year. Average total cash compensation (salaries plus bonuses and incentives) decreased 1% to $112,740 in 2017. 1,351 plastics professionals shared details about their 2016 compensation in the 2017 annual salary survey, conducted by Gros Executive Recruiters and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Average base... more

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