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October 2018

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38  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2018 Movers & Shakers Want to connect with beverage industry leaders? Tap into BevForce at or email for more information. F orceBrands is the leading recruiting and staffing firm for the beverage, food, and beauty industries. We offer executive recruiting services, board of director assembly, and industry-specific job boards including BevForce—which con- nects global beverage companies with future leaders. Bobby Romano has been named Vice President–Sales at Michel et Augustin. He had been Director of Retail Sales at Nourish Snacks. Bliss Dake has been named Vice President–Marketing at Rogue Ales & Spirits. He had been Chief Marketing Officer at Golden Leaf Holdings. Tyler Sievertsen has been named Digital Marketing Manager at Sweet Amber Distilling. He had been in hospitality at Hagafen Cellars. Dana Capocci has been named Market Sales Manager–Midwest at Sweet Amber Distilling. She had been National Account Manager at Cintas. Three Ways Remote Employees Can Stay Plugged into Team Culture More U.S. employees are working remotely and for longer periods, according to a 2017 Gallup report that surveyed more than 15,000 workers. It's an employment option that certainly has its perks: a private office space, fewer distractions, and more flexibility when it comes to scheduling. Despite these benefits, however, remote employees face unique challenges that can leave them feeling isolated from their in-office counterparts: It can be difficult to feel included in the team culture when you're physically removed from the day-to-day operations of the company. Here are some steps remote employees can take to remain connected to the inner workings of their organization. 1. SCHEDULE MORE ONE-ON-ONE TIME Finding time on your calendar for you and your manager to connect might already be a mandatory part of your schedule. When you're working remotely, however, it's important to consider doing the same with other colleagues in your department/team who you'd like to sync with on a more personal level. It might not be a cup of a coffee, but a quick call will go a long way in ensuring you're both on the same page. 2. USE VIDEO Employ similar tactics with colleagues than you already use in your personal life to keep in touch with friends and family. Whether it's through FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts, get in the habit of using more video in your interactions with your team. Even if it's virtual, it's far more effective than email. 3. KNOW YOUR COLLEAGUES No matter how big or small your company may be, it's not a bad idea to get to know members beyond the confines of your team who may be visiting your city for either business or leisure. Ask if they can set aside time to meet up for coffee, lunch, or a drink so you can get to know each other better in person. You'll be able to get a fuller picture of the company culture from employees beyond your immediate department. CAREER CORNER

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