Blog - Careers

  • 10/17/16 9:00 am PDT
    Mark Alders
    Mark Alders, Vice President of Total Rewards
    Grow. Perform. Succeed. These are the goals Avery Dennison sets for our employees and our business. In fact, they are so essential to the core of who we are, we call our performance and development process “GPS.”more...
  • 9/30/16 8:55 am PDT
    Talar Shahinian, Communications Specialist
    There is a new wave of employees entering the workforce - they are known as the Millennials. Not familiar with the term? According to Forbes, we are the generation that has flooded the workforce in the past decade and will represent 75 percent of all companies by 2030¹. This new arrival of young adults also brings fresh and innovative ideas that will transform businesses and propel them into the future. So how is this relevant? Millennials influence the trends of a society’s subcultures withmore...
  • 8/8/16 6:38 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    A bad job or company can be compared to a bad relationship. Some jobs can feel borderline abusive. Most declining employment experiences happen slowly and you may not notice how strained things are until you take a moment to get out of the mix and pause. Sometimes a glimpse of life on the outside is terrifying – if only because it gives you the chance to realize you’re in the wrong place. I find that those who rarely take vacations or have a less than active social life are less likely tomore...
  • 6/22/16 8:00 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    Recently, I’ve been approached by a few people who have either been let go after decades-long careers with one employer or considering a move after long tenure. Some typical concerns include:more...
  • 6/17/16 8:32 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    Hate writing resumes? You’re not alone! For job hunters, the resume can be the biggest pain point (besides the cover letter, networking, application…who are we kidding? The whole process is painful). What’s more confusing is that everyone has a different approach, preferred format, feedback and edits to give before your precious document is ready for prime time. Never fear. There are ways to make resumes a little less painful and much easier to customize quickly.more...
  • 5/19/16 8:22 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    One key, recurring, problem area for companies is onboarding. If done well, onboarding a new employee can ensure your freshest talent is enthusiastic about their new role, and not second guessing their decision when they go home their first day. The relevant research agrees that onboarding done well pays dividends in retaining skilled employees; done badly, it can result in a brain drain that costs companies much more than a single salary. That said, many companies don’t onboard new employeesmore...
  • 5/17/16 8:21 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    In order to efficiently manage a job search, it’s important to take some time to consider your ideal career.more...
  • 5/11/16 8:37 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    The cover letter. (Insert sigh here) For job seekers, cover letters can be annoying or downright painful to write. For recruiters, cover letters can make or break the first impression of qualified candidates.more...
  • 4/26/16 8:08 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    A friend of mine asked for tips for using third party staffing agencies to help land a new role, how those staffing agencies work, and benefits and disadvantages for all parties. This post is an overview of the agency/employer relationship, and how to use staffing agencies to your best advantage.more...
  • 3/17/16 8:53 am PDT
    Kara Carrier, Human Resource Generalist
    In previous posts, I covered the topic of career development paths, both for upward and outward trajectories. In the vernacular of the industry, the "70/20/10 principle" weighs heavily in this conversation. 70/20/10 refers to how people learn – 70% from first-hand experience, 20% from other people, and 10% from a classroom (which could include eLearning or self-directed research). Since we’ve covered how to direct and plan for your 70%, (see career path posts about the upward and outwardmore...