PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 14
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Poultry processor sees success
renovating hiring process
Human resource manager for poultry processer shares how his
company finds valuable employees in changing, challenging times
BY DEVEN KING
"There is a labor shortage in our industry," said Phil
Stroud, vice president of people services at Tip Top
Poultry, Inc. in May 2017 at USPOULTRY's Poultry
Processor Workshop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Even with a fear of deportation for some there are
854,000 fewer unemployed, but the competition for
workers is fierce, Stroud explained.
Stroud shared the challenges Tip Top Poultry has
faced and how the company changed its tactics when it
comes to recruiting, retention, technology and improving profits. Tip Top has been using the internet as part of
their application process for less than a year. However,
in that short amount of time it has required a total renovation of their human resources department. "We have
to spend less time with walk ins and more time on the
web and our social media accounts," he said.
Businesses are responding to new presidency with
almost a million more people employed, and companies
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