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Recruitment Resources

Find materials and resources to aid in your industry recruitment and retention efforts.

The highlight video, premiered by ICPF in Spring 2024, is a great resource to share with students and potential job seekers. “Consider a Future in Corrugated Packaging” encourages youth to consider a career in the corrugated packaging industry, highlighting the many benefits of choosing a #CareerInCorrugated.

Many industry benefits, including job stability, opportunities for advancement, a commitment to sustainability, and a focus on innovation are highlighted while showcasing the important role boxes play in our everyday lives. The video illustrates the sense of pride that comes from making essential products used across the world. ICPF hopes that students of all ages see themselves reflected in the video and the potential that exists for rewarding jobs and lifelong careers in the corrugated packaging industry. “Consider a Future in Corrugated Packaging” can be used by you in industry outreach efforts to help attract talented and skilled employees to positions on the plant floor and front office. Corporate partners can add their branding to the video for individual outreach efforts. Contact ICPF’s Outreach and Marketing Manager Alex LeMoine at alemoine@icpfbox.org for more information.


The ICPF Talent Acquisition committee helped to create an industry culture document for use in recruiting and hiring efforts that highlights what our industry stands for and why choosing a job in the corrugated packaging industry really means choosing a rewarding, lifelong career.

As you evaluate organizational tools used to implement and foster positive company culture, we encourage you to reference ICPF’s Industry Culture Document. We invite you to use this overview of the packaging industry’s culture, values, and goals as inspiration for your own culture document, or utilize it as a tool for your own recruitment and onboarding efforts. C


If you are looking for ways to connect with schools in your area and expose the next generation of talent to the corrugated packaging industry, consider sponsoring a Corrugated Boat Race. Through collaboration with the school, you can sponsor an event for students to work in teams to design boats made out of corrugated sheets that will then be put to the test in their high school swimming pool. Watch the event video and access ICPF’s resources for employers to get started.


*The word cardboard is used throughout the slides to bridge the gap of understanding because educators and students most commonly use this phrase when they mean corrugated.


As an additional resource to ensure a successful hiring and onboarding process, the ICPF Talent Acquisition committee helped to create a “New Hire Checklist” for box plant employees. The framework was developed to complement company onboarding playbooks and can be used as a guideline for what should be addressed in phase 1 training of new box plant employees prior to working on a machine.

The resource includes guidance on general training considerations, site-specific and machine-specific training, lockout/tagout training, and lean manufacturing.

A FRAMEWORK FOR TRAINING NEW BOX PLANT EMPLOYEES


If your company is interested in working with ICPF to create a recruitment video and resource to aid your promotion efforts and hiring teams, get in touch with ICPF’s Outreach and Marketing Manager Alex LeMoine at alemoine@icpfbox.org. We will work to schedule a plant visit, establish project goals, and begin expanding your recruitment toolbox.