Managing People. Team Leadership

4 Ways to Build a Team with PURPOSE

by Marketing Team | August 21, 2017

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Let’s think about purpose. You might see it as an uncertain topic, and while it is difficult to quantify, purpose is at the heart and soul of great endeavors. … 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 »

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

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 26, 2016

0 Call Center Staffing, Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices, Managing People. Team Leadership, Resources for Employers, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals

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 »

Q&A When Hiring, How Do I Compete with the Big Guys?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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Question – I own a small tech company located in Redmond. How do I compete for employees against the big technology companies in our area? … Read More »

Managing Your Temporary Employees

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 1, 2016

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Companies are turning more and more to temporary and contract workers in order to fill short term gaps in workforce needs. However, focus needs to shift to ways these employees can be managed in order to optimize their performance. … Read More »

Which Staffing Solution Makes the Most Cents to You?

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 19, 2016

0 Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices, Managing People. Team Leadership

When it comes to purchasing staffing services in the Seattle marketplace (including Seattle, the Eastside, Tacoma, Everett, and all places in between) words matter. For purchasers of staffing services, the labels used to reference different types of “staffing solutions” have come to represent very different perceptions of value and cost. While we totally understand the need for employers to pay differently (more or less) for different levels of service, and to expect a different level or type of value from the dollars spent, we’re also maverick enough to point out that the labels that are applied to some services, don’t always translate into differences in value actually delivered or received. … Read More »

Ten High Impact Staffing Trends – 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 11, 2016

0 Flexible Staffing Strategies-Best Practices, Managing People. Team Leadership

January 4 launched the New Year, and for our readers who are Hiring Mangers, HR professionals or recruiters, chances are the scenarios you faced last week had elements in common. There are trends in play in the staffing marketplace that are significantly changing your HR landscape - how quickly you will be able to find and hire new employees, and what its going to take to retain those employees, once hired. Most of these trends will impact you daily. Unfortunately none are going away anytime soon. Here’s what we think are the most important things for our clients to prepare for. For some, we are simply stating obvious patterns that have been in play throughout 2015. We talk about them with our clients often. … Read More »