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Temporary and Contract Workers Make a Difference!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 25, 2018

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As the "gig" economy picks up steam, finding smart ways to utilize short term or interim employees is a business necessity. … Read More »

Looking for Employees Who are Good at Collaboration? Here’s How You Discover Them!

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 25, 2018

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Some powerful interview questions to gain insights into a candidate's ability to collaborate. . … Read More »

How to Interview Candidates for Leadership Potential 

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 4, 2018

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While management skills and functions can be taught, leadership talent can be identified in candidates without any management experience. Here's how.... … Read More »

How to Win the Race for Northwest Talent!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 12, 2018

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Here are 5 things you can do now to find and retain the employees you need in a very tight labor market. … Read More »

Hiring Great Employees – Even in a Tight Candidate Market!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2018

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Finding great employees is not easy in any market, but in today's job market, particularly in the Northwest, the challenge is doubly difficult. Here's how to compete....  … Read More »

“Culture” and “Fit” – They Go Together!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 1, 2017

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Having trouble describing your culture to a prospective candidate? Here are some questions you can ask yourself to better understand your team or company culture. … 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. And the stakes are high. Creating the right profile is key to a successful hiring outcome. … Read More »

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

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 1, 2017

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Hiring based on the right "culture fit" benefits both companies and their employees and can dramatically impact team performance, morale and retention. Here's how and why... … Read More »

Great Hiring is All About Finding the “RIGHT 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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Its not that hard to make a hiring mistake and a whole lot harder to hire right. Here's some ideas to avoid some of the common hiring mistakes! … 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 »

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 »

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. … 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 »

A Candidate Driven Marketplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 21, 2015

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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 »

Better Hires Take More Time!

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 7, 2015

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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 »

How You Use Background Checks Can Make a Big Difference!

by Jeanne Knutzen | May 29, 2015

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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 »