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Give and Receive Feedback to Boost Productivity and Motivation!

by Sara Bennett | January 7, 2020

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Give and receive feedback like a pro to boost your team and personal success while driving growth and furthering potential! … Read More »

3 Ways to Make Monday’s Awesome!

by Sara Bennett | January 7, 2020

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Here's the 3 moves you NEED to make to ensure you are looking forward to a smooth and motivated start to the week... get ready to show up to work on Monday ready to conquer the week! … 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 »

Are You Ready to Crush Your 2020 Career Goals?

by Sara Bennett | December 26, 2019

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If you’ve been stuck in the same job while others have climbed the career ladder, don’t just sit around and wait for a raise or new responsibilities! Here are some ways you can revamp your career strategy and professional goals in 2020! … 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 »

The Most Important Job Interview Question…

by Sara Bennett | November 24, 2019

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There is no doubt the most important part of any job interview is when the interview is in your hands and you are to ask the interviewer questions yourself. Here is our cheat sheet to making sure your questions are relevant, interesting and can truly convey how interested you are in the job! … Read More »

Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment in 2020

by Sara Bennett | November 21, 2019

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Fueled by the #MeToo movement and long overdue change, employers are ramping up their harassment prevention strategy for 2020! Conducting self-assessments regularly and being proactive in your approach to preventing harassment in your workplace is crucial. Here Are Some Potential Harassment Risks to Look Out For In Your Workplace! … Read More »

Your First Post-College Job May Be An Eye-Opener…

by Sara Bennett | November 15, 2019

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New grads are often left shocked after their first days in the workplace post-graduation upon realizing the lack of real-world responsibility and pre-established direction they had become accustom to for the past four years was nothing like they would encounter in their career. … Read More »

Culture Fit, Communication Challenges, and Navigating Workplace Interpersonal Interactions

by Sara Bennett | November 11, 2019

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There is a lot that can go wrong at work outside of the work itself. From ensuring the correct culture fit, establishing effective communication methods and navigating the proper interpersonal interactions, here are our best tips for workplace communication! … Read More »

Is Employee Turnover Threatening Your Call Center’s Success?

by Sara Bennett | November 8, 2019

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With a turnover rate that is more than double than that of all other occupations, LOCAL CALL CENTERS struggle TO maintaining a reliable workforce. Here are some tips for retaining your best call center reps..... … Read More »

Suffering From The “Disease to Please”?

by Sara Bennett | November 5, 2019

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We’ve all been there, we can't resist the urge to give a quick ‘yes’ to too many tasks all too often and end up overwhelmed and unsure of how to turn down new tasks asked of us. Here are some responses you will want to keep in your back pocket when asked to take on yet another project! … 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 »

6 Deal-Breaking Resume Mistakes You Need to Fix Right Now

by Sara Bennett | November 1, 2019

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With large job application sites taking over the internet and the recruiting space, candidates are consistently worried about getting lost in large candidate pools and among other resumes of candidates with similar skills. Here is our list of potential resume mistakes you could be making! … 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 »

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 »