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Making Connections at IFT and Beyond

IFT – an event that TCG attends each year, including last week in Chicago – is the premier event for us to meet with all of our ingredient clients in one place at one time. It’s also a great way to visit potential new clients and meet candidates we have placed. It is so rewarding to put faces to names of people who have become good friends through purely phone/email conversations!

One of the reoccurring themes when talking about talent is that everyone is in need of good people – Sales, R&D, Marketing – you name it, and companies are in deep need. Organizations are becoming more and more interested in how to attract top talent, share their story, inspire people and be competitive in order to land the most sought after professionals.

While there is a lot of data out there on candidates, it is almost impossible for companies to take the time needed to approach, inspire, walk along and land these sought after candidates, especially when they are already talking to many of your competitors. This is what TCG does best. We love being true brand extensions of the best in the business and thrive on building relationships with both the client and the candidate. There is nothing like connecting the right people with the right companies!

If we weren’t able to meet at the conference, but you have critical talent needs, please reach out to me – I’d love to connect with you! or 717-207-9369.

Are you a candidate who is ready to look at the best of the best? Check out these photos where the hustle and bustle was this year! #ChrHansen #Kalsec #Bell #Edlong #BarryCallebaut #JM Swank

See you next year in New Orleans!


Kaitlyn Vinson is an award-winning Senior Search Consultant who specializes in Ingredient & Confectionery Food Manufacturing at The Carlisle Group. She provides in-depth industry insight so that her clients remain competitive in the market and can attract world-class talent. Her consultations help to identify challenges and trends while offering unique solutions. And by reinforcing her client’s brand, she creates a candidate experience that is second to none.

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