INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

* 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

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS above the crowd, differences, employers, Employment Agency, Employment Agency Bellevue, hiring, Hiring Seattle, jobs, jobs seattle, make a difference, Seattle Staffing Agencies, Staffing Agency, temp jobs, Temporary Staffing

“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 »

* Three Entrepreneurial Tips to Make Your Company More Nimble

by Guest Author | August 11, 2015

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instead of abandoning your employer, consider how you could take a page out of an entrepreneurial playbook and inject new energy into your organization. … 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 »

Onboarding with a Plan

by Guest Author | July 14, 2015

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Once hired, it is important that you are well prepared in advance for your new employee’s start-date. Begin by creating a checklist and regularly update it to ensure the new hire’s first day isn’t spent sitting in the lobby. Some basics to prepare include: … Read More »

* STAFFING AGENCY Pricing Models – Calculating Bill Rates

by Jeanne Knutzen | July 14, 2015

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We'd like to take the mystery out of your staffing agency invoice and the pricing models used by most temporary staffing agencies. Get the inside scoop here! … 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 »

The temp you just sent us is a wonder- woman…

by Marketing Team | June 23, 2015

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Before I forget, I want you to know that our new temp is a literal wonder-woman! … Read More »

Presenteeism in the Workplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 3, 2015

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I keep hearing people refer to “presenteeism” in the workplace. What is it and why does my boss want me to look into what it is costing the company? I’ve never heard that term before! … 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 »

13 Communication Practices of Exceptional Leaders

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Great leaders are great communicators. They share their vision in a way that inspires others and projects a contagious enthusiasm. But this ability doesn't always come naturally. … Read More »

Sabbaticals May Be Your Employee Retention Secret

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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In our current economy where employee burnout is becoming prevalent, sabbaticals are becoming a more common solution for employees to combat it … Read More »

Conducting a Training Needs Analysis

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Q: I need to carry out a training "needs analysis" for the employees in the office as well as for the field staff, but there are no formal job descriptions or appraisals to follow. … Read More »

Seattle’s NEW Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect April 1!

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 27, 2015

0 Blog, Human Resource Roles, INFO AND RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS, Legal Issues - Staffing

Beginning April 1, both large employers (501 employees or more) and small (500 or fewer employees) located in SEATTLE must pay their employees no less than a hourly rate of $11/hr. – or a base of $10/hr. … Read More »