Jungle Wisdom

Light the Night – for LLS

Research to eventually cure blood diseases takes a personal turn toward the plastics industry this year, as the head of the Plastics Industry Association confronts the disease himself.  Bill Carteaux is raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as he deals with acute myeloid leukemia and prepares for a bone marrow transplant.  His goal is $100,000 by October 21.  You can contribute at http://pages.lightthenight.org/nca/WashDC17/bcarteaux

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From the farm, genetically engineered

The story behind MissVickie’s potato chips is bucolic.  “Miss Vickie wanted better chips for her family, so she made them using ingredients fresh from her family’s farm.” Now continue reading on the left column, two lines above the barcode.  “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering”.  Apparently Miss Vickie had a lab.  Click to see the package.

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Sit down, let’s talk about recycling

Have a seat in your new classroom desk, made from recycled food wrap!  African children will see 500 new desks this school year, from collected waste materials.  And what they learn from the project goes far beyond a textbook. https://www.packworld.com/article/sustainability/recycling/school-desks-made-plastic-waste-close-loop

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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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