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Will Cannabis Present Cross-Over Opportunities for Wine Industry Professionals?

Liz Gehl, founder and chief recruiter of Gehl Search Partners, has been recruiting in the adult beverage industry for several years, and sees many opportunities starting to present themselves in the fledgling legalized cannabis industry. “Our primary focus is providing incredible talent within sales, marketing, commercial strategy and planning, finance, accounting, and administrative roles”, says Gehl. “The competition for talent exists far beyond the vineyard worker level.” Gehl works with people coming from the adult beverage industry bringing with them professional skill sets within compliance, branding, and marketing that are in high demand.

Eastern U.S. Wineries Attract International Wine Talent

Mazza Vineyards several months ago hired Ana Trigo, a winemaker from Portugal. That in itself is a story, given the track record that the winery aside Lake Erie has established going back to the early 1970s.

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...

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...

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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…

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...

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...

Meet the How to Succeed in the Wine Business Exhibitors on...

Napa, California | Sept. 6, 2016: WINE WOMEN announces the exhibitors for “How to Succeed in the Wine Business (without really trying)!” to be...

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...