Rethinking the Recipe for Talent

Soft Skill Solutions for Food and Beverage

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The food and beverage industry is booming. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated demand for food at home, which rose by nearly 9% in just one quarter of 2021. As manufacturers and retailers seize opportunities to expand and pivot to e-commerce, industry job growth is climbing at an annual rate of 2.6%, expected to continue through 2025. But despite digitalization and the increasingly blurred line between food and technology, it’s soft skills that are the key ingredient in the competition for talent.

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69%


The amount of food industry job openings focused on social and digital media, AI, data, and robotics

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$100 billion


The amount consumers are anticipated to spend via online food shopping by 2022

How We Can Help

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Improve Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The number of historically excluded people in food industry leadership climbed just 4% between 2018 and 2020, whereas industry peers saw at least three times the growth. And the outlook is grim: current attrition rates suggest 70% fewer women will hold these roles in a decade. Incorporating personality into your talent strategies can help build and retain a diverse workforce, plus create lasting cultural change so employees are included and heard.

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Maximize Soft Skills

Soft skills are the pathway to filling future roles. In fact, food industry job ads naming innovation as a desired skill grew by 50% in just one year. Whether you need to find diverse candidates with leadership skills for your succession pipeline, identify dependable entry-level staff to minimize attendance issues, or create a safety-conscious culture and achieve sustainability objectives, we have decades’ worth of personality data that can help.

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Make Decisions with Data

Maintaining an efficient talent acquisition process is critical to being competitive in a small candidate pool. But efficiency isn’t about haste — it’s about data. With the world’s largest database of personality research, we can tell you what it takes to succeed in any job role. Let us crunch the numbers so you can select people who are not only equipped to do the work you need today but ready to reskill tomorrow.

Industry Spotlight: Food and Beverage

Between the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor and supply chains, sky-high turnover, and more, the industry is facing historic challenges. But they’re not insurmountable. Proven strategies for talent management can give food and beverage organizations the means to compete for top talent with businesses from other sectors.

As an international authority in the science of personality and a provider of evidence-based solutions for talent acquisition and development, Hogan has been partnering with organizations in the food and beverage industry for decades to help them solve problems and achieve their goals. Check out a few examples of our work to learn more about how we can help