Author: Jeanne Knutzen

What do your employee’s cost – really?

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 6, 2024

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When taking a closer look at the true costs of being an employer, temporary employees are often much less expensive. Here'why.....   … Read More »

A 7 Step Journey to Stress Free Firings!

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 1, 2024

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Hiring and firing are not just the opposite ends of the staffing spectrum, but together represent the two most important staffing decisions managers make when building their teams. … Read More »

How to Identify Candidates Who Can Collaborate!

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 15, 2021

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Some powerful interview questions to gain insights into a candidate's ability to collaborate. . … Read More »

The Search for the “Right Fit” in a Tight Candidate Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 15, 2021

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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 »

HIRING HELP / A Byte Sized Menu of Affordable Hiring Support Services

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 16, 2021

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For employers who want to purchase specific services to improve or speed up their existing hiring process, HIRING HELP offers several customized options. … Read More »

“Fit” and Diversity. How They Work Together!

by Jeanne Knutzen | August 24, 2020

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Here's how to define your culture in ways that is relevant to your team's performance but also invites diversity and inclusion. … Read More »

Negotiating Staffing Agency Bill Rates – the Inside Scoop!

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 10, 2020

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When it comes time to talk about your staffing agency's bill rates, here's some things to pay attention to.... … Read More »

Are You Ready to Flex the People Side of Your Business?

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 6, 2020

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How ready are you to embrace the fiexible staffing strategies that will become increasingly popular during the Build Back? … Read More »

Is it Time for More Flexible Staffing Solutions?

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 3, 2020

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Using flexible staffing strategies will be key for Northwest employers during the post covid BUILD BACK. Here's why.... … Read More »

Are Temporary or Contract Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay?

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 1, 2020

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Most temporary employees are subject to overtime pay rates regardless of the type of job they do. Here's why its important to know if your agency is paying them accurately. … Read More »

Your Employee or Ours? Comparing The Costs of a “Temp” and “Core” Employee!

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 31, 2020

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When taking a closer look at the true costs of being an employer, temporary employees are often much less expensive. Here'why.....   … Read More »

How Much Should My Temporary Employee Cost?

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 29, 2020

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Learn more about how your staffing agency bill rate is calculated and what it includes … Read More »

The Length of Assignment for Temporary Employees is Expanding!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 26, 2019

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With 1-2 day or week temporary assignments all but vanishing from the Northwest marketplace, the trend is to keep temporary employees on assignment longer for more strategic reasons. … Read More »

How Long Can You Keep an Employee in a “Temporary” Role….

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 21, 2019

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Our clients often ask how long they keep one of our temporary employees on assignment. There are no legal boundaries for length of assignment. … Read More »

You Wouldn’t Hire a Stranger – or Would You?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 10, 2019

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With 50% of hiring decisions turning out to be hiring mistakes, here's some things you need to know about a candidate before you hire them. … Read More »