Author: Jeanne Knutzen

Message to Seattle’s Hiring Managers – What to Expect in 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 9, 2015

0 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, What's New in Staffing? Staffing Trends, Staffing Trends 2016, Staffing Trends Seattle

With the tightened candidate market being the key issue facing most hiring managers in 2015, our clients are already asking what lies ahead in 2016. … Read More »

Call Them Temps. Call Them Contractors. Call Them Consultants. Whatever You Call Them – You Need Them!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 22, 2015

0 Blog, Flexible Staffing Strategies Employment Agency Bellevue, Flexible WorkForce, hiring, PACE Staffing Network, Recruiting, strategic staffing, Temporary Staffing, Temporary Staffing In Seattle, workforce solutions

Call Them Temps. Call Them Contractors. Call Them Consultants. Whatever You Call Them – You Need Them! Employers who have mastered the management of large and strategically focused flexible workforce's, and have learned to embrace this workforce rather than see it as a necessary evil, know that the workforce strategies represented by these workers are anything but temporary. … Read More »

To Rise “Above the Crowd” You Must “Make a Difference”

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 3, 2015

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS above the crowd, differences, employers, Employment Agency, Employment Agency Bellevue, hiring, Hiring Seattle, jobs, jobs seattle, make a difference, Seattle Staffing Agencies, Staffing Agency, temp jobs, Temporary Staffing

“Above the Crowd” is just one more way for us to talk about “making a difference” which has been a watchword for our company, the PACE Staffing Network, since its founding over 35 years ago. Being different by finding people for our clients who “make a difference”, and by helping our clients differentiate their businesses from their competitors, is, for us, the one and only way to truly rise “above the crowd”. … Read More »

Why “What If” Questions Don’t Work!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 1, 2015

0 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices Behavioral Interviews, Candidate Selection, Employee Selection, hiring, Hiring Manager, Interviewing Tips, Placement, recruiters, Recruiting, What If Questions

What we often find is that the interview questions that are the most clever or engaging for both interviewer and interviewee, simply don’t provide the information about candidates that the decision makers need and actually matter to placement success. … Read More »

A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

0 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices, What's New in Staffing? candidates, Seattle Staffing, staffing agencies seattle

Hiring has been a priority element of many company’s business plans since the middle of 2014, but employers continue to struggle meeting their staffing goals. Needs for operational, managerial, technical and professional staff are going unfilled for longer and longer periods of time, in many cases having a significant impact on business or service performance. … Read More »

Understanding Your STAFFING AGENCY Invoice – Bill Rates. Pricing Models.

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

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We'd like to take the mystery out of your staffing agency invoice and the pricing models used by most temporary staffing agencies. Get the inside scoop here! … Read More »

Be “Likeable” – Get Hired!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

0 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS, Interviewing How Tos, Job Search - Ideas.Tips.Advice, Temporary and Contract Employment JS Bright Ideas

We often see our employer clients hire candidates they consider “likeable”, even if those candidates were not as skilled or experienced as their less “likeable” counterparts. IOW, when it comes to getting hired, candidates who have put effort into being more “likeable” in their job interviews are often the candidate’s who get the final nod. … Read More »

New Rules to Expand Overtime Pay!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 13, 2015

0 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - Staffing

After months of speculation, the US Department of Labor has just published its proposed changes in the regulations that govern how employees become eligible for overtime (time and a half) pay. … Read More »

Better Hires Take More Time!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 7, 2015

0 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Recruiting. Best Practices

As a leading provider of temporary, contract and direct hire candidates in the greater Seattle area, we regularly work with our customers to shorten the time between point of need and hiring date – an element in the hiring process that often impacts our client’s ability to capitalize on opportunities or drive unnecessary costs out of their staffing process. … Read More »

I love your “one call” access to many suppliers…

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 23, 2015

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“You give us quick and easy access to a wide range of specialty IT suppliers who could all submit their best candidates for my unique staffing needs. … Read More »

You have taken the time to understand our IT environment…

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 23, 2015

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"I love that you guys bring to the table an entire network of IT staffing vendors. With one call I have access to all of your specialized suppliers, making my job so much easier than if I had to contact each of these vendors on my own. … Read More »

Presenteeism in the Workplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 3, 2015

2 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Management.Supervision

I keep hearing people refer to “presenteeism” in the workplace. What is it and why does my boss want me to look into what it is costing the company? I’ve never heard that term before! … Read More »

How You Use Background Checks Can Make a Big Difference!

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 29, 2015

0 Blog, Hiring.Best Practices, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - Staffing

Your Background Checking Process Is Under Increased Scrutiny… …and some employers are already paying the price for processes that don’t line up with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations. … Read More »

6 Essential Elements of a Killer Career Page

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 27, 2015

0 Blog, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Recruiting. Best Practices

With national unemployment at its lowest level in six years and employee confidence at a new high, now is the time for employers to get serious about how they're appealing to job seekers … Read More »

13 Communication Practices of Exceptional Leaders

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Great leaders are great communicators. They share their vision in a way that inspires others and projects a contagious enthusiasm. But this ability doesn't always come naturally. … Read More »

Sabbaticals May Be Your Employee Retention Secret

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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In our current economy where employee burnout is becoming prevalent, sabbaticals are becoming a more common solution for employees to combat it … Read More »

Conducting a Training Needs Analysis

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Q: I need to carry out a training "needs analysis" for the employees in the office as well as for the field staff, but there are no formal job descriptions or appraisals to follow. … Read More »

Seattle’s NEW Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect April 1!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 27, 2015

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - Staffing

Beginning April 1, both large employers (501 employees or more) and small (500 or fewer employees) located in SEATTLE must pay their employees no less than a hourly rate of $11/hr. – or a base of $10/hr. … Read More »

Mandatory Work Hours During Busy Times

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 25, 2015

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Q: Can we dictate "mandatory" hours for our exempt and non-exempt employees during busy times? … Read More »