Best Practices Panel talks hiring basics

June 5, 2013 2:41 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — In this Executive Forum video from Tampa, executives from DeKalb Molded Plastics Co., Rodon Group LLC (Michael Araten, above) and Processor of the Year Hoffer Plastics Corp., detail their hiring processes during a Best Practices...


McNelly: Manufacturing more important than ever

May 29, 2013 1:36 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — In this latest video from PN's Executive Forum in Tampa, Jennifer McNelly states her faith in U.S. manufacturing. McNelly, president of the Washington-based Manufacturing Institute, believes that days of manufacturing's...


Modern Edge's Angell offers lessons in creative thinking

May 23, 2013 11:36 am ET

TAMPA, FLA. — In this latest Executive Forum video, Charles Austen Angell of Modern Edge Inc. talks about establishing an innovation culture, whereby the creative process is enhanced by people from different departments working together.


N. American PET bottle resin prices fall 7 cents

May 20, 2013 12:18 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A recent drop in North American PET bottle resin prices is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on polyethylene supply issues impacting two material firms, as well as news that sustainable...


Gros: Hunt for talent time-consuming, necessary

May 16, 2013 10:29 am ET

TAMPA, FLA. — The hunt for talent can be expensive and time-consuming, but it's important, according to Dennis Gros of Gros Executive Recruiters. In this PN Executive Forum video from Tampa, Gros says companies should see recruiting is an...


Schmidt: Social media can lead firms to talented recruits

May 15, 2013 2:37 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — In this latest Executive Forum video, Crain Communications Inc.'s Tracy Schmidt, who takes social media seriously, says Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube offer businesses ways to share content, discuss ideas and find new...


Steinwall: Strong worker orientation necessary

May 8, 2013 3:18 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — In this latest Executive Forum video, Steinwall Inc.'s Maureen Steinwall explains that helping new employees succeed through a strong worker orientation experience results in a more prosperous company.


Kaczmarek: Create a culture that breeds success

May 7, 2013 2:50 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — Margee Kaczmarek, chief human resources officer of Plastics News publisher Crain Communications Inc., gives Executive Forum attendees some nuts-and-bolts tips on how to become an employer of choice.


Kunz: Company training shouldn't be one-size-fits-all

May 1, 2013 1:59 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — As baby boomers retire, Generation Y's are becoming a major part of the workforce, and Jeannine Kunz of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, said they expect their employer to invest in training and help them map out a career. ...


Speakers say veterans are largely untapped labor pool

April 24, 2013 1:49 pm ET

TAMPA, FLA. — Dennis May, above, a retired Air Force colonel, trains employers to hire veterans. May joined U.S. Army veteran Andy Corbett and Kim Miller of Uniform Color Co. in this Executive Forum video in which they suggest that veterans...

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