2023 is well underway! It’s been another strong start to the year for the BrightSide team who have been connecting the drinks industry for well over a decade.

As the only dedicated drinks agency nationally, we are working with multiple clients across all categories to ensure they have the right talent in place and are set up for success for the start of the 23/24 financial year.

The first calendar quarter is a very active time for candidates who often return from a well-deserved summer break ready for a new challenge and the next career move.

However, it is worth highlighting a few trends we’ve noticed across the drinks industry to factor into your HR / recruitment practices:

Attracting talent

  • There is a shift back to remuneration and job security being key drivers for candidates given the increases in the cost of living. It’s critical to have an attractive salary and benefits package in place and to clearly articulate the company’s long term vision.
  • The hybrid model is here to stay. It’s important for companies to create and embed a culture around this as candidates feel they have proven their productivity hasn’t waned when working from home.

Retaining staff

  • Many of our clients are focused on finding ways to keep employees motivated and engaged in their work.  Upskilling and investing in their professional development will help increase retention as will building a culture where employees feel supported.

If you are looking for talent now or in the future, let’s set up a meeting to discuss your growth strategy and talent gaps for the year ahead.

Reach out via www.brightside.careers alternatively contact one of the Directors:

Amber King
0404 023 944

Sue Lauritz
0403 063 128

  • National Sales Manager – Sydney – Drinks
  • National Account Manager CLG / ED – Melbourne – Spirits
  • National Business Manager Independents – Sydney – Beer
  • Category Manager – Brisbane – Retail
  • Trade Marketing Manager – Sydney – Drinks
  • Head of On Premise – Sydney – Spirits
  • Sales Manager – Adelaide – Spirits & Wine
  • Marketing Manager – Perth – Wine
  • Brand Manager – Sydney – Premium Mixer
  • Key Account Manager – Melbourne – Drinks

If any of these roles sound like you, or you are looking to add these types of roles to your team, get in touch with BrightSide via www.brightside.careers today.

Keep a watching brief on our current roles by clicking on the link below to follow us: https://au.linkedin.com/company/bright-side-executive-search

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