Hiring – Best Practices

If You’re Hiring for “Cultural FIT”, How Would You Describe YOUR Culture?

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 1, 2017

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Unfortunately, not all hiring managers know how to describe their company culture – or know what components of their culture are important to consider when selecting employees for “fit”. … Read More »

Alexa – Who Should I Hire?

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 14, 2017

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The homework needed to create a recruiting profile involves many layers of exploration which can impact about 80% of a smart hiring decision. What's most important to hiring smart is what you learn about the job and the ideal candidate even before you start the recruit! . … Read More »

What is “Cultural Fit”? When and Why Does It Matter?  

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 1, 2017

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Finding a company/team who do things we enjoy doing, and have patterns of working toether that match up with our own preferred work style, can be a powerful motivator. For employers, selecting employees based on "fit" can have a dramatic impact on your team's performance. … Read More »

It’s All About the “MATCH”

by Jeanne Knutzen | October 13, 2017

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At PACE the “match” is not just about a candidate's skills and experiences but also about how well the candidate’s work style and placement preferences match up with what they will experience on the job. … Read More »

How Much are Hiring Mistakes Costing Your Company?

by Marketing Team | July 7, 2017

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Hiring is one of those pieces of work that most of us believe, rightly or wrongly, that we know what we’re doing. Who doesn’t know the difference between someone who has the qualifications to do the job, and someone who is just blowing smoke? We all do – right? … Read More »

Hiring is Never Easy. Finding the “Right Fit” is Even Harder!

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 20, 2016

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We know there are some timeless “best practices” for hiring right that are particularly important when talent pipelines are lean. … 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 »

The High Costs of a Bad Hire

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 4, 2016

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The High Costs of a Bad Hire can be pretty alarming, particularly if you’re working in a tightly competitive marketplace as we have here in the Greater Seattle area. For those of us in the marketplace full time, we know how costly and time consuming it is to find and hire the right employee, and if you end up hiring the wrong employee, there are always significant hard and soft costs involved. Read on to find out some of the ways an employer’s staffing costs will increase if hiring issues get out of control. … Read More »

Why “What If” Questions Don’t Work!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 1, 2015

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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 »