2016 / 03

Q&A. How do I stay focused on hiring the right person in this tight candidate market?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 18, 2016

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What a great question! Once you’ve decided that you need to hire, there is always time between when you make that decision and when you actually put a new hire in place. … Read More »

When Does a Temp-to-hire Staffing Model Not Work?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 16, 2016

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Question - PACE often suggests a “temp-to-hire” staffing model. When does that model NOT work? Answer – That is a great question. We suspect you caught us being so enthusiastic about all the reasons our clients should consider a temp-to-hire staffing model, we didn’t spend enough time letting our readers know when it’s NOT the best choice as a method of hiring. While multiple studies have shown that 40-60% of all new hires will fail at some point within the first 18 months of hire, driving the trend toward a “temp-to-hire” model, there are times when the risk of making an early term hiring mistake must be outweighed by other concerns. … Read More »

How long can I keep a temporary or contract employee on assignment?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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How long can I keep a temporary or contract employee on assignment? The short answer is, there are no “hard stop” boundaries for how long a temporary or contract employee can remain on assignment. The “classification” of any employee as “temporary” is the responsibility of an employer. Depending on how they set up their “temporary staffing program” as either an internal or more fully outsourced program, they have the right to define that classification any way they want. The factors that must be weighed, in deciding how long a temporary employee should be assigned, are far more complex. To better understand this question and its roots likely requires a review of the … Read More »

Q&A When Hiring, How Do I Compete with the Big Guys?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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Question – I own a small tech company located in Redmond. How do I compete for employees against the big technology companies in our area? … Read More »