FAQ – Employers/Associations

1) Why should I join FoodGrads, I can just go to the local school and post there?

FoodGrads provides you with the tools to search a broader range of qualified candidates, this niche site allows you to search based on a huge selection of industry specific search criteria from school to sector interest and experience. Remember, new grads are mobile; your next hire could be living in a difference city/province/state currently but ready to relocate to join your team!

2) We are a Non-Profit/Food Industry Association, why should we join FoodGrads?

If you are a FoodGrads Member supporting our mission and efforts it means you support every sector and care about the development and ongoing support of the people who make up this important industry. What are the long term benefits of membership to your association? Is your goal to have student members? I’m guessing your long term goal is membership once they are employed-correct? So you need to plant the seed now.

3) Why should I support FoodGrads interactive platform?

We are bringing the industry together. Currently it’s segmented depending on sector and each sector has associations and memberships. While we support and celebrate the range of associations (all 150 of them in Canada alone), we are confident that a place to attract people to the industry as a whole, regardless of the entry point, then point them in the right direction, providing guidance and resources is missing, until now.

In addition, your membership allows FoodGrads to provide training, mentorship and information to candidates which means you have better quality candidates to hire. The time you would need to devote to career mapping or a ‘5 year plan’ FoodGrads is taking care of. Win-win

4) Can I post to the FoodGrads Job Board

The Average cost of an individual job posting on a niche site is $350. Subscribe to FoodGrads for  only 695/Year and enjoy unlimited job postings, our on-boarding program and the additional perks we offer to FoodGrads members.

5) I have posted a job but I am not finding the right candidate, how can FoodGrads help me?

There are a couple of options. If you are a FoodGrads member you can utilize the FoodGrads Recruitment Support Service.

We understand that from time to time situations arise where a confidential or focused search is the best course of action so we do offer a traditional search service. An Engagement fee is required upon commencement of the project and credited to the invoiced amount upon completion. Email Nicole@FoodGrads.com to start your search.

6) What exactly is the FoodGrads Recruitment Support Service? Is this just a normal search via a third-party recruiter?

he short answer is no, while we do offer traditional search services the FoodGrads Recruitment Support Service is different, from the role we play in the process to the price!

After 10 years of supporting organizations in their recruitment activities we understand the pain points. We know the process inside and out. The time it takes to source,identify and shortlist is the front runner in what our clients would happily outsource, we decided to address just that piece of the process.

FoodGrads will source and present 3-5 candidates for each requirement at any level. We make the initial connection, intro your company, the position and send you the contact details of the most qualified interested candidates. You take it from there; they’re expecting your call! Email Nicole@FoodGrads.com to start.

We spend our day attracting students, new grads and experienced professionals to our niche community, because FoodGrads is an interactive platform we engage with those who join, this is the value we bring to you!

7) I'm not a FoodGrads Member, can I still use the FoodGrads Recruitment Support Service?

Join this interactive platform for our Premium Package ($695/yr) and we’ll be happy to offer this service.

FoodGrads will source and present 3-5 candidates for each requirement at any level. We make the initial connection, intro your company, the position and send you the contact details of the most qualified interested candidates. You take it from there; they’re expecting your call!

The FoodGrads Recruitment Support Service costs $4,000/search (1/5 of what you might pay for a traditional third party search).

If you need a more focused search service, we are happy to provide this. We are committed to giving options based on your time, specific needs and budget.

We understand that from time to time situations arise where a confidential or focused search is the best course of action so we do offer a traditional search service. An Engagement fee is required upon commencement of the project and credited to the invoiced amount upon completion. Email Nicole@FoodGrads.com to start the search.

8) How does FoodGrads support my company to retain new talent?

Through the search process you have identified a closer fit for your needs but also a candidate who is looking for the opportunity you have. That makes a huge difference. Rather than tailoring themselves to get the job, the FoodGrads platform empowers candidates to understand their goals and only pursue those opportunities. Bottom line, it’s a better match. Plus we have tools available to support on-boarding (FoodGrads On-Boarding Program) and continued mentorship, so you can focus on running your business.

9) Why do I need to market to Millennials or develop a Graduate Recruitment Strategy?

It’s 2020, millennials form 50% of the global workforce, and Gen Z is coming up fast.  Unless you have been living under a rock, you know they have different priorities when it comes to work. Will your organization measure up? Do they know who you are?

Membership to FoodGrads enables you to outsource your Graduate Recruitment Strategy. We know Small and Medium companies have limited resources, some don’t have a HR department and if they do have HR, those individuals are responsible for many functions ranging from personnel to payroll. A strategy dedicated to attracting new grads is often way down on the priority list, but there are so many mutually beneficial reasons for new grads to start out in smaller organizations.

Internships, Co-ops and Mini Internships/remote are a fantastic way to test an idea, gain the ideas and perspectives of new, tech savvy young people who are eager to learn and gain experience. This is an ideal way to bring new hires in, the old ‘try before you buy’ anecdote. The ROI on an intern or coop student can be enormous. Curious? Say the word and we’ll facilitate it.

Experiential learning is so important to both students/grads and employers.  Everyone benefits.

Marketing to millennials is a whole new ball game. Social Media, Mobile Optimization, Content Marketing, Podcasts, Influencer Marketing and User Generated Content (UGC) is your best friend. If you are a small/medium company with limited marketing resource’s and the marketing tips mentioned are not on your radar subscribing to FoodGrads is the solution.

We’ll represent you on our interactive platform, social media channels, podcast partner and make sure Millennials know who you are, better still, encourage them to bring their passion and entrepreneurial spirits to your organization!

10) How do I become a member of FoodGrads?

Subscribe today (Click Here) it only takes a minute. Membership is from the day payment is received and expires 365 days later. Your membership will continue to activate unless you instruct otherwise.

If you wish to cancel your membership, we need to talk! You can cancel at any time, but we need to know what we could have done to keep you. This is important to us, it is our mission to provide a resource that you love and rely on to get your home faster at the end of the day!

11) Can I get a refund?

If you are completely unsatisfied with FoodGrads, we can offer you a credit to our online services. Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds on subscriptions purchased. We will do our best to meet your expectations.

12) I'm a Food Start-up, what can FoodGrads do for me?

We believe in karma, what goes around comes around. To this end, we are happy to offer our services at no cost. Please don’t forget us when your business becomes a huge success!