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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Resume Gets Noticed!

by Sara Bennett | January 31, 2020

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There are things candidates can do to make sure their resume gets noticed, starting with paying attention to the content and formatting of their initial e mail contact with a recruiter. … Read More »

Staffing Trends for Northwest Employers – 2020 Style!

by Sara Bennett | January 22, 2020

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The year ahead brings political and economic uncertainties while younger generations are entering the workforce - what does all this mean for staffing, recruiting, hiring and employee retention? … Read More »

How to Be Successful in a New Job – Your First 90 Days

by Sara Bennett | December 27, 2019

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Starting a New Job?  Check out these six ways to get yourself noticed in the first 90 days! … Read More »

The TEMP to HIRE Staffing Model Provides Many Options for Northwest Employers

by Sara Bennett | December 27, 2019

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With the Northwest candidate market more competitive than ever, employers are turning to staffing services to supplement their hiring and business needs. Which model will work best for your team? … 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 »

A PACE Prediction: Northwest Companies Will Use More “Temps” in 2020….

by Sara Bennett | December 2, 2019

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We predict that Northwest employers will use more temporary staffing solutions in 2020. Here's why. … Read More »

Is Unwanted Turnover Keeping You Up at Night? We’ve Got Some Ideas!

by Sara Bennett | November 27, 2019

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Employee turnover is on the rise, one in every five employees will be leaving their jobs this year, that is a 20% turnover rate! We have assembled the latest insights into why such high rates of turnover are occurring and how employer can effectively cope. … Read More »

Looking to Reduce Hiring Mistakes? Don’t Skip the Reference Check!

by Sara Bennett | November 4, 2019

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Suffering from employee turnover and feel like your missing the red flags? Sometimes you need to go searching for them! Effective reference checks are crucial in avoiding hiring mistakes and should serve as a key step in your hiring process. … Read More »

Getting Ready to Hire? Here’s Your Check List of “Things to Do”!

by Sara Bennett | October 31, 2019

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Ready to launch a successful recruit, bring in a new employee that will fit in seamlessly with your team and stay with your company for years to come? Here is our pre-recruit checklist that will ensure you spend your time and resources effectively while you search for candidates! … Read More »

The New Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Goes Into Effect January 1…

by Sara Bennett | October 23, 2019

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Starting Jan,2020, the State of Washington pays employees for up to 12 weeks of "leave" following the birth of a child (Mom or Dad) and/or a serious injury or illness. You will be impacted. Plan ahead to use more temporary staffing! … Read More »

Despite the Tight Candidate Market, Northwest Employers Still Need to Pay Attention to Red Flags!

by Sara Bennett | October 14, 2019

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Coping with a tight job market and high levels of employee turnover, employers and hiring managers are now reevaluating their candidate screening processes, here are the 'red flags' that you could be missing! … Read More »

Suffering from Turnover? Who You Hire and Why Matters!

by Sara Bennett | October 7, 2019

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For Northwest Employers, the reasons an employee decides to take your job offer, may be the same reasons that later causes them to leave. The solution may lie in your hiring process. … Read More »

New Federal OVERTIME RULES May Change Who You Pay What!

by Sara Bennett | September 26, 2019

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Our CEO, Jeanne Knutzen, has assembled the latest news surrounding the Department of Labor's announcement of new policies regarding overtime and the salary level threshold for tax exempt workers and what this will mean for employers … Read More »

How to Hire for “Talent” not Just Skills or Experience

by Sara Bennett | September 25, 2019

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The challenge most companies have when looking for talent is the tangible "How To's" to set your recruitment and hiring processes in place! … Read More »

Washington State’s New Ban on Salary History Rules Brings CHANGE to Washington Employers!

by Sara Bennett | September 9, 2019

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On July 28, 2019, Washington State joined 17 other states in enacting the Ban on Salary History rule. Washington employers and hiring managers may need to change their interview processes. … Read More »

Hiring for Talent, Not Just Skills and Experience, Can Be Your Competitive Advantage!

by Sara Bennett | August 19, 2019

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Finding candidates with talent (not just skills or experience) is a great way for companies to compete in a TIGHT local marketplace! … Read More »

What Happens When You Take Too Long to Hire in the Local Marketplace?

by Sara Bennett | August 19, 2019

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In today's marketplace there are costs attached to taking too much time in the hiring process. Here's why....... … Read More »

Want to be a Champion? Eat FEEDBACK for breakfast!

by Sara Bennett | July 24, 2019

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Feedback is one of the most important ways you can grow your professional skills and talent. Here are some ideas to make sure you get the feedback you need! … Read More »

Tackling Our Local Candidate Landscape and Low Unemployment Challenges

by Sara Bennett | May 22, 2019

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With our local candidate landscape tighter than over, finding the right candidates can feel like they are few and far between. It is increasingly evident that typical HR sourcing just won't cut it and third party staffing and recruiting can provide an excellent solution to these local staffing challenges … Read More »