HR & Staffing

Innovation and Education: Sonoma State University’s Ray Johnson Retires

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Visionary leader of Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is ready for his next chapter. By Jeff Siegel   Ask Ray Johnson what he’ll miss the most...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Remi Cohen — Supporting Employees as...

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By Paul Vigna   There are 160 employees at Domaine Carneros, a landmark California producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Beth Posey, the winery’s...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Deborah Brenner — Making the Wine...

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By Kathleen Willcox    Deborah Brenner built her career on creating spaces for and celebrating women in places where, while they weren’t necessarily unwelcome, they certainly...

Wine Industry Advisor’s Top Articles of 2023: Changing Demographics

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In 2023, Wine Industry Advisor continued its mission to provide you — our broad audience of professionals and enthusiasts — the latest, most important...

Expert Editorial: The 90-Day Plan for Effectively Onboarding New Employees So...

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Here's a 90-day onboarding plan designed to make sure employees feel welcome and appreciated. By Neil Solari    When it comes to staffing, hiring someone to fill...

Expert Editorial: Where to Find Your Next High-Performing Employee

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High-performing employees are few and far between, and it can be hard to determine whether a person will be high performing from a simple...

Expert Editorial: Want to Win the Market? Build a Diverse Team

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To win in a competitive market, your team should reflect your customer base.  By Emily Xu To attract and retain customers, you have to understand them....

How — and Why — Wine Brands Are Working to Grow...

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To bridge the gap between intention and reality, many wineries are now creating apprenticeship programs or reaching out to organizations designed to boost inclusion. By...

Expert Editorial: Why Talent Development Is Your Responsibility

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Talent development is critically important for employee recruitment and retention. Here are six things companies can do to develop their people. By Neil Solari    If you’re...

Employment Update: Finding Good People in the Wine Industry

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Job seekers look for more as the pandemic's curb on jobs lingers.  By Laurie Wachter The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted lives and livelihoods across industries and countries....

Invest in People: A Satisfied Workforce Is Sustainable

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By Barbara Barrielle I first heard the concept of “workplace” or “worker” sustainability when interviewing Paul Draper, winemaker at  Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello and Lytton...

Expert Editorial: Open Communication Builds Bridges Between Customers and Staff

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By Rod Hughes Like every other industry, wineries are facing staffing and supply shortages as well as hard-to-source equipment parts and increased shipping costs. However,...

Wine Industry Needs to Ramp Up Recruitment in Competitive Job Market

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HR experts discuss key techniques to recruiting and maintaining a strong wine business team. —Melanie Young Building a strong workforce is essential for many industries, including...

As East Coast Wine Industry Grows, So Too Wine Education Programs

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New community college programs provide practical training in skills required by local wine industry. —Robin Shreeves The East Coast wine industry is growing—and finding itself increasingly...