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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 »

How long can I keep a temporary or contract employee on assignment?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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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. … 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 »

Hiring Will Increase, Including More Temps, in 2016!

by Guest Author | February 23, 2016

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According to a recent study by a leading job board, Career Builder, US employers will be turning towards flexible workers at a slightly higher rate in 2016 than they did in 2015. … Read More »

Six To-Dos for Hiring Managers In a Candidate Short Marketplace!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 29, 2016

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As late as 2013, hiring managers were still having their way in terms of who they hired and how. Fast forward to 2015, and the marketplace has dramatically changed. … Read More »

Which Staffing Solution Makes the Most Cents to You?

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 19, 2016

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When it comes to purchasing staffing services in the Seattle marketplace (including Seattle, the Eastside, Tacoma, Everett, and all places in between) words matter. … Read More »

Ten High Impact Staffing Trends – 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | January 11, 2016

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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. … Read More »

The High Costs of a Hiring Mistake!

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 »

When Paying Less Actually Costs More!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 15, 2015

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At the end of October, the national unemployment rate reached a seven year low, close to 5%.   The unemployment for the Seattle marketplace was even lower, hovering somewhere between 3-4% for most of the year. … Read More »

Solutions for Dysfunctional Teams

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Question: I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently they seem to have lost their way. What’s going on and is there something that I can do to help get them back on track? … Read More »

* In Defense of Staffing!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 30, 2015

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The survey, conducted by industry pollster, Inavero, using a Net Promoter scoring methodology, reported an industry wide score of MINUS 3 – down a full 11 points from an already noticeably low score of PLUS 8. … Read More »

* Staffing Company Clients are Messaging Record Breaking Dissatisfaction with their Staffing Providers

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 10, 2015

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In an industry wide study of “user satisfaction” industry specialized pollster, Inavero, revealed that buyers’ satisfaction with staffing firm services (overall) had not only fallen sharply from last year’s ratings, but in several categories had reached all time lows. … Read More »

Message to Seattle’s Hiring Managers – What to Expect in 2016!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 9, 2015

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With the tightened candidate market being the key issue facing most hiring managers in 2015, our clients are already asking what lies ahead in 2016. … Read More »

What’s in a Name? 5 New Titles to Replace HR

by Guest Author | November 4, 2015

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HR roles are drastically different from what they were even 10 years ago, thanks to remote workforces, digitally savvy job applicants, and constant connectivity. … Read More »

Employee Behavior Outside of Work: What Can I Do?

by Guest Author | November 4, 2015

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Employees have come to me upset because a group of employees got “a little crazy” at a recent industry conference. Can I talk with them about their behavior? … Read More »

You Need an Employee Commitment Strategy

by Guest Author | November 3, 2015

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In developing an employee commitment strategy, you will not only be able to gauge but also increase commitment levels and ensure the long term commitment of your employees to your organization. … Read More »

* Employee Perks Attract Talent – They Don’t Keep It

by Guest Author | October 14, 2015

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We have moved into a new era of employee benefits. While traditional benefits such as healthcare, PTO, and retirement matching are expected, employee perks like on-site free food, gyms, and massages are becoming increasingly attractive to job seekers. … Read More »

* Call Them Temps. Call Them Contractors. Call Them Consultants. Whatever You Call Them – You Need Them!

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 22, 2015

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Call Them Temps. Call Them Contractors. Call Them Consultants. Whatever You Call Them – You Need Them! Employers who have mastered the management of large and strategically focused flexible workforce's, and have learned to embrace this workforce rather than see it as a necessary evil, know that the workforce strategies represented by these workers are anything but temporary. … Read More »

* To Rise “Above the Crowd” You Must “Make a Difference”

by Jeanne Knutzen | September 3, 2015

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“Above the Crowd” is just one more way for us to talk about “making a difference” which has been a watchword for our company, the PACE Staffing Network, since its founding over 35 years ago. Being different by finding people for our clients who “make a difference”, and by helping our clients differentiate their businesses from their competitors, is, for us, the one and only way to truly rise “above the crowd”. … 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 »