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This job is exactly what I have been working towards….

by Marketing Team | December 21, 2015

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An email was sent to one of our recruiters this morning: … Read More »

When Paying Less Actually Costs More!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 15, 2015

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Let me just say up front that this "point of view" is not a defense of the Seattle Minimum Wage. Truth be known, I am not a fan of any government insert into the what, when and how employers pay their employees, believing instead that the competitive marketplace, not a mandate, ultimately pays people what they are worth. No, this "point of view" is a much more pragmatic conversation about the issue of competitive pay. It is another in a series of articles I have been writing lately to provide perspective to Seattle area employers who find themselves working in a very changed recruiting and staffing marketplace. … Read More »

Solutions for Dysfunctional Teams

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Question: I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently they seem to have lost their way. There is occasional in-fighting and now I am seeing some group paralysis and they are starting to miss deadlines. What’s going on and is there something that I can do to help get them back on track? … Read More »

Hire for Culture. Train for Skill

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Culture over attitude? HR professionals and business owners alike have grown to recognize the fundamental importance of not just character, but culture and values in an organization. In an ever increasing competitive marketplace, culture and values are the only true and sustainable competitive advantage that a business can offer. And as a business grows it is this which underpins business strategy and ensures for success; the steel thread uniting the organization and ensuring you all move in the same direction. That is why it’s critical to hire the right people. The importance of cultural fit at recruitment has to be considered, even more so than attitude. After all, you can influence someone’s attitude, but it’s harder to influence their personal values or cultural fit. … Read More »

A Year Looking on the Bright Side

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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We all have the best intentions on January 1st—making resolutions to eat healthier or workout more or get more sleep. What if you made a resolution to live more gratefully? That’s the goal Janice Kaplan set for herself in her New York Times bestselling book, The Gratitude Diaries. She writes in the first chapter, “I knew that how I felt about the twelve months ahead would probably have less to do with what actually happened than with the mood, spirit, and attitude I brought to each day.” … Read More »