Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 63

INDUSTRY INSIGHT
Jim Kline
jkline@theensolgroup.com

BREAKDOWN
You may know the goal, but how do you get there?

D

During the International Baking Industry Exposition
(IBIE), training was the subject of much discussion.
Typically, those talks centered on the universal shortage
of skilled personnel in production, maintenance and even
supervision. When viewed from 10,000 ft, some interesting questions arise: What is a skilled worker? When wasn't
there a shortage? And why is the issue never-ending?
The baking industry, owing to the labor-intensive
manufacturing processes, has always had to deal with a
shortage of skilled labor and the need to train/develop
the workforce. Compounding this issue is this evolution
in technology, which has changed the skills required to
work in this industry.
So, what is a skilled worker? Certainly, most would
agree it is a person who has the knowledge and ability
needed to perform a job. But how does one develop that
experience? Today, and likely just as in the past, it will
be developed on the job. After that happens, the next
steps become clearer and the tasks more identifiable.
The first step is crafting (or reviewing) the job description for the position(s) in question. Identifying the
tasks an individual will need to demonstrate competency is essential. Once the tasks are identified, each one
then needs to be broken down into the skills needed to
perform them. The skills are the personnel knowledge,
expertise and dexterity people need to be independent,
efficient and safe at their jobs.
With a clear understanding, a company can determine
which skills an applicant will be required to demonstrate
and which ones management is willing to develop. Since
different positions require many of the same skills required, it is not unreasonable to take on skills develop-

ment or enhancement. There are some very good online
training programs available for math, computers, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and others. This can
also broaden the pool of acceptable applicants.
With the requirements assessed, the company must
decide how an individual will be trained. Job-specific
training should include an orientation to the plant and
a review of work and safety rules and practices. Whether
an operator, mechanic, sanitor, supervisor or someone
with bakery experience, the employee should become
qualified in the safe operation of equipment and processes he or she will be operating and/or maintaining.
The options here are rather limited: using the equipment
manufacturer's trainer, on the job with experienced
workers or self-guidance through training aids.
Having defined the development program and the
equipment- and process-specific training, an orientation program can be developed for each position. A defined program has multiple advantages: The cost basis
for each hire can be quantified, the value of employee
retention understood, the training program easily implemented, and trainers can be identified. A defined
program is also a great selling tool for prospective candidates. When interviewing, providing the candidate
with the skills needed and competencies expected enables them to assess their fit for the position.
The investment in training and education also enables
the existing workforce to be a pool for growth into higher skilled positions. Employees know what is required
and what skills they would need to be considered for advancement. It presents an opportunity for the employee
and the company.

*

www.bakingandsnack.com / November 2019 Baking & Snack 63


http://www.bakingandsnack.com

Baking & Snack - November 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baking & Snack - November 2019

Baking & Snack - November 2019
Contents
Contents
Editorial - Gone too soon
Newsfront - Economist: Snack makers prepare for growth
Baking Hall of Fame to add four industry veterans
Private equity firm to debut new snacking platform
Nestle recalls ready-to-bake refrigerated dough
Bridor to invest $127 million in Canadian plant
Corbion packs 11,000 meals for hungry families
Baking industry connects with military community
In Memoriam
People/In Brief
IBIE RECAP - IBIE reaches new heights
Neri’s Bakery Products - New Kids on the Block
Startup Brands - Learning from the ROOKIES
How incubators are nurturing innovation one program at a time
Brand chemistry brings legacy companies into the future
Sugar Reduction - Sweet surrender
Gluten-Free - Staying POWER
INDUSTRY INSIGHT - training BREAKDOWN
Donut Technology - Dollars to Donuts
Ingredient Handling - Location, Location, Location
Season/Spray/Tumble - GOT IT COVERED
Automation - tooling with TECHNOLOGY
Tune up food safety programs
Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal - THE RATE OF MOTION
Stepping up h/f/f/s equipment sanitation functions
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING - 'ANTI'-UP
Meeting Preview - Lift the Curtain
Events
Featured Innovation Center
Ingredients & Formulating
Equipment & Packaging
Patents
New on the Shelf
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Baking & Snack - November 2019
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Baking & Snack - November 2019
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 2
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 3
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 4
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 5
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 6
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 7
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 8
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Contents
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 10
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Contents
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Editorial - Gone too soon
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 13
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Nestle recalls ready-to-bake refrigerated dough
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 15
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - In Memoriam
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - People/In Brief
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 18
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - IBIE RECAP - IBIE reaches new heights
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 20
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 21
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 22
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 23
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 24
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 25
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Neri’s Bakery Products - New Kids on the Block
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 27
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 28
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 29
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 30
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 31
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 32
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 33
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 34
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 35
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 36
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Startup Brands - Learning from the ROOKIES
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - How incubators are nurturing innovation one program at a time
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 39
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 40
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 41
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Brand chemistry brings legacy companies into the future
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 43
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Sugar Reduction - Sweet surrender
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 45
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 46
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 47
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 48
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 49
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 50
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 51
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 52
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 53
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 54
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Gluten-Free - Staying POWER
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 56
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 57
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 58
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 59
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 60
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 61
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 62
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - INDUSTRY INSIGHT - training BREAKDOWN
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 64
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Donut Technology - Dollars to Donuts
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 66
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 67
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 68
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 69
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 70
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 71
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 72
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 73
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 74
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 75
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 76
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Ingredient Handling - Location, Location, Location
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 78
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 79
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 80
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 81
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 82
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 83
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 84
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 85
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 86
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Season/Spray/Tumble - GOT IT COVERED
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 88
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 89
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 90
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 91
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 92
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Automation - tooling with TECHNOLOGY
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Tune up food safety programs
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 95
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 96
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 97
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 98
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 99
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 100
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal - THE RATE OF MOTION
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 102
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Stepping up h/f/f/s equipment sanitation functions
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 104
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - TECHNICALLY SPEAKING - 'ANTI'-UP
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 106
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Meeting Preview - Lift the Curtain
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Events
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 109
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Featured Innovation Center
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 111
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Ingredients & Formulating
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 113
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Equipment & Packaging
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 115
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 116
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 117
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - Patents
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 119
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - New on the Shelf
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 122
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 123
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 124
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 125
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 126
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 127
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 128
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 128
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - AD INDEX
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 131
Baking & Snack - November 2019 - 132
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-may-2022
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-april-2022
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-march-2022
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-january-2022
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-december-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-november-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-october-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-september-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-august-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-july-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-june-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-may-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-april-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-march-2021
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/baking-snack-february-2021
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2018_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_05_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_05_01
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_04_01
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_03_01
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_02_01
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_12_01
https://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_11_01
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com