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Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

Recruiting Top Wine Industry Talent in a Competitive Job Market

As the economy continues to thrive and the unemployment rates decline, it’s become increasingly difficult for employers to attract quality candidates. To succeed in this highly competitive market for talent, employers must utilize the most effective platforms for their hiring needs. Savvy job seekers, whether already employed or not, are ever more selective in which […]

Wine Women Conducts Compensation Survey for Women in the Wine Industry

Wine Women Conducts Compensation Survey for Women in the Wine Industry

Sonoma, California | April 17, 2017: WINE WOMEN seeks North Bay women working in the wine industry to take their Compensation Survey by May 31st. Having just held its first Equal Pay Day event at Napa Valley College’s Performing Arts Center, the professional trade organization developed their survey as an outcome of their speakers’ discussion […]

Gender Inequity Discussed at Wine Women Equal Pay Day Conference in Napa

Gender Inequity Discussed at Wine Women Equal Pay Day Conference in Napa

On April 4th a local wine industry professional group from Napa and Sonoma, Wine Women, held their first Equal Pay Day mini-expo at Napa Valley Community College.

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Conducting a Job Interview

Conducting a Job Interview

When you are hiring new employees the job interview is critical to successfully finding the right person. In this blog we will be focusing on finding the right people for jobs that have a lot of customer interaction, whether that interaction is in person, on the phone or electronically. The most important focus should always […]

Are You Hiring the Right People?

Are You Hiring the Right People?

As we rapidly approach the busy season for many businesses, it’s a good time to think about the qualities we need in the people we employ to interact with the customers in person, on the phone or via email. In addition it’s also important to think about the job description that we present and what […]

Managing Managers – It’s a Whole New Ballgame!

Managing Managers – It’s a Whole New Ballgame!

By Joel A. Miller, ChateauHR Consulting Roles change dramatically when you get promoted to middle management. Many newly-promoted managers fall flat on their face because no one told them this simple truth – you need a different leadership style to succeed at higher levels. The skills that got you promoted ARE NOT the skills you’ll […]

Wine Women Launches Human Resources Forum on October 26 at Ram’s Gate Winery

Wine Women Launches Human Resources Forum on October 26 at Ram’s Gate Winery

Sonoma, California |October 17, 2016: WINE WOMEN, a new, nonprofit professional trade organization focused on advancing women’s careers in the wine industry by fostering and nurturing talent, providing networking and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better opportunities for women in this industry, will launch its second Human Resources Forum on Wednesday, October 26 […]

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“What Kind of Tree would You Be?” and Other Stupid Interview Questions

“What Kind of Tree would You Be?” and Other Stupid Interview Questions

By Joel A. Miller, ChateauHR Consulting I’m amazed by the number of mediocre interviews in our industry.  Many use silly questions to gauge the candidate’s intellect or creativity.  Some classics:  “If you could be any superhero, who would you be?” “If you were stuck on a deserted island, what would you bring with you?” Hiring […]

Slam the Brakes on That Spinning Hamster Wheel!

Slam the Brakes on That Spinning Hamster Wheel!

Too often people mistakenly assume high activity equals actual progress. Jennie was wiped out after a second 70+ hour week at the Tasting Room…but she was so proud of the work done as the TR manager to improve sales. She had rearranged the merchandise…added new signage – that customers could now read…scrubbed the back room floor one night to demonstrate to her team how important cleanliness is to the business. The list went on and on…

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How to Succeed in the Wine Business (Without Really Trying)!

How to Succeed in the Wine Business (Without Really Trying)!

WINE WOMEN, a new, nonprofit professional trade organization focused on advancing women’s careers in the wine industry by fostering and nurturing talent, providing networking and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better opportunities for women in this industry, will host “How to Succeed in the Wine Business (without really trying)!” on Tuesday, September 13th, […]

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Effective Performance Management: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Effective Performance Management: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

By Casi Jewett, MAOD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Personnel Perspective One of the most challenging aspects of running any business is managing employee performance issues. Due to the busy nature of the wine industry, especially now during the harvest and tourist season, it is easy for this task to be the last item on a supervisor’s […]

Meet the How to Succeed in the Wine Business Exhibitors on Sept. 13 at Raymond Vineyards

Meet the How to Succeed in the Wine Business Exhibitors on Sept. 13 at Raymond Vineyards

Napa, California | Sept. 6, 2016: WINE WOMEN announces the exhibitors for “How to Succeed in the Wine Business (without really trying)!” to be held on Tuesday, September 13th, at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event features an expo, speaker, networking, appetizers and the wines of the Boisset Collection. […]

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Wine Women launches Finance Forum on September 8th at WALT

Wine Women launches Finance Forum on September 8th at WALT

Sonoma, California | August 29, 2016: WINE WOMEN, a new, nonprofit professional trade organization focused on advancing women’s careers in the wine industry by fostering and nurturing talent, providing networking and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better opportunities for women in this industry, will launch its Finance Forum on Thursday, September 8th, at […]

They’ll Beg to Stay! Retaining Good Employees

They’ll Beg to Stay! Retaining Good Employees

Employee retention is a HOT management topic. Forward-thinking employers know that emphasizing employee retention is a key strategy, as losing excellent employees and hiring and training new employees can be very costly and time-consuming.

Local HR Consulting Leader Creates Pioneering New Department; Promotes, Adds Talent

Local HR Consulting Leader Creates Pioneering New Department; Promotes, Adds Talent

Arlene Smith Leads Training and Development Dept., Jennifer Pierre Joins Firm Santa Rosa, CA – The Personnel Perspective (TPP) has launched a new Training and Development department, focused on helping clients solve business problems, improve efficiency, strengthen employee retention, and increase employee value. The firm promoted Arlene Smith to director of the new department, which provides clients with […]

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