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The Flexible Packaging Blog

Reviews, trends, and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

Karen McQueen, Human Resources Administrator

I have been working as the HR Administrator at Industrial Packaging for quite a while, but I have worked in the HR field for over 15 years. I've been a part of the Industrial Packaging team for over 23 years, working in various roles throughout the company. As an HR Administrator, I focus on the benefits package for our employees along with keeping our company in compliance with state and federal laws. I enjoy helping my fellow employees out with any issues or questions they may have.

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What Does Our Company Purpose Mean to Our Employees?

Knowing what your company's purpose is or why it has formed its business says a lot about a company.   Industrial Packaging's Company Purpose is: "Protecting People, Products, and Brands, throughout the Supply Chain." Every employee is taught what our company purpose is on their first day at work, and every employee lives up to this purpose every day.   I recently connected with some of our employees and asked them what our company purpose means to them. Here is what I learned.

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The Top 5 Core Values That Help Build A Successful Company

I have been working for Industrial Packaging for almost 25 years, and I don't know of any other company with a better group of employees. Our core values help our employees work successfully as a team. I believe our company embodies the top 5 core values that help build a successful company.   Being part of the IP team means that you embrace the core values and live up to them every day. Everyone in our organization works hard to embody these principles to collectively grow as a company and as successful individuals.   This article will explore our core values and explain how they have shaped our on-going success as a packaging distributor and vendor for packaging materials, machinery, service, supply chain services, and repair.   These values are also presented as elements to apply to your organization, which may result in internal transformations that lead to greatness within your own company.

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Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

We all want to save the most we can with any projects we take on. This handy infographic will help you maximize your savings with your shrink film. Get it for free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Answering The Top 4 Questions Industrial Packaging Is Asked During Hiring Interviews

When it comes to the hiring process, the team at Industrial Packaging pays close attention to the questions we are asked by potential new employees. Besides asking about pay, there are some other important questions we are asked that give candidates a sense of what our company is all about.   It’s important for us to have a great interview process and to be as transparent with candidates along the way. That’s why it’s critical that we openly and honestly address the four most commonly asked questions from candidates in this article.     The reality is that not every candidate that applies for a position here will enjoy working for Industrial Packaging or be a good company culture fit. By reading this article, you’ll have a much better understanding of Industrial Packaging as an employer and be able to see if it’s even worth applying for a role.

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The Top 6 Ways Industrial Packaging Inspires Personal And Professional Growth

We don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to grow in their personal and professional life. That is why we offer various ways for our employees to grow and prosper. Growing keeps us happy with ourselves, gives us confidence, and makes us proud of our achievements.   Industrial Packaging believes in supporting our employees with their personal and professional growth goals. Here are the top 6 ways that we inspire our employee’s personal and professional growth.

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Top 5 Ways We Get, Keep and Grow Top Talent at Industrial Packaging

I’m sure there are many ways a company can attract top talent, but to keep them is all-together different. Our employee turn-over rate is very low because we value our team and our culture! Here are our top 5 ways we keep our team happy and healthy, and loving the place they get to work at each day!

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The Top 5 Reasons Industrial Packaging Is A Great Place To Work

I started working at Industrial Packaging over 23 years ago, and it has always been such a great place to work! When my career began here, I just had my first child and wanted to work closer to home.  I remember going to my first interview and thinking afterwards, “That had to be my worst interview that I have ever done”. Somehow, I got called back for a second interview and soon after got the job. The workplace vibe was very comfortable, relaxing, and everyone was so friendly. 

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