Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices

Hiring is Taking Longer than Ever. How Do Successful Managers Deal with That Reality?

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 5, 2016

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Question: I have always been willing to spend whatever time it takes to hire right. How can I avoid the downside of that approach in this candidate short marketplace? … Read More »

Temp-to-Hire Recruiting Strategies are Here to Stay!

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 26, 2016

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PACE Staffing Network knows this trend first hand. Over 65% of the “temp orders” we fill are being tagged by our client as “possible hires”. Over 35% of the employees we place into “temporary roles” end up being hired by our clients directly – for some clients as many as 65% or more. We know when it comes time for our employer clients to hire, our employees on temporary or contract assignments are often the preferred “go to” candidate pool. We know that for our clients, temp to hire staffing programs are used as a low cost, minimal effort recruiting tactic, but they are also a key component of a more comprehensive workforce strategy. Check out this example of a new PACE client... … Read More »

Are Temp or Contract Workers Eligible for Overtime?

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 18, 2016

4 Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices, Human Resources Staffing, Legal Issues - Staffing, Managing People. Team Leadership, Resources for Employers, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals

Ask PACE Q: One of our accounting department team members has worked over 40 hours in one work week. I just learned our staffing agency has not paid them an overtime rate for the additional hours, is this legal? Is my company at any risk for back wages and penalties? - Submitted by a Worried HR Manager. Redmond, Washington … Read More »

How Many Employees are Available to Hire NOW?

by Guest Author | April 11, 2016

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How much do you know about the local talent marketplace? How many employees with the skills you need are available in the local marketplace? How many and what kind of employers are looking for the same kind of employees? Who is competing against you for the available talent? How much are your competitors paying for these employees? We suspect you’d like to know… … Read More »

10 Things You Can Do to SELECT THE RIGHT STAFFING PARTNER!

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 7, 2016

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A Seattle Staffing Agency “Point of View” Selecting the right vendor to support your needs for temporary and contract staff has become an increasingly important purchasing decision for many Seattle area employers. … Read More »

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

15 Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices, Human Resources Staffing

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 »